This week, we are picking six Big Ten matchups, as well as an SEC matchup with major college football playoff implications, as Auburn and Ole Miss are currently 3rd and 4th in the CFP rankings. Let's get right to it.
Michigan (-7) vs. Indiana
C4B: Indiana. Yeah, like I'm not gonna take Indiana and the points here. #FullHomersotaOrGetOut
Swick: Michigan wins! Brady Hoke saves his job! He gets a 10-year extension!
Ben: Indiana. Because losing to us would really be the best way to put an actual stake into Michigan's season.
Consensus: Hoosiers, 2-1
Iowa (-4) vs. Northwestern
C4B: Iowa, but if Northwestern suddenly decides to look competent again, this could be really dangerous.
Swick: Iowa. Remember when N'Western was gonna win the B1G West? Good times.
Ben: Northwestern, because the B1G West is chaos this season. Also because Iowa can't seem to figure them out even though they're just Northwestern.
Consensus: Hawkeyes, 2-1
Penn State (-3.5) vs. Maryland
C4B: Terps. Is this spread really correct? I know it's in Happy Valley, but still.
Swick: Maryland. Penn State has been kinda not good lately, save a good second half against OSU.
Ben: Penn State. Sure, the Nittany Lions have looked pretty bad but Maryland just got the jewels run on them in Madison. And James Franklin will likely want to stick it to his old team.
Consensus: Terps, 2-1
Wisconsin (-11) at Rutgers
C4B: Wisconsin. Welcome to the B1G, Rutgers.
Swick: Wisconsin - lol at this spread. They're missing a zero at the end.
Ben: Wisconsin. Remember that time Rutgers beat Bret Bielema in his first year at Arkansas? That was pretty cool.
Consensus: Badgers, 3-0
Nebraska (-23.5) vs. Purdue
C4B: Boilers, on the "When in doubt, take the points" rule.
Swick: Purdue - I'm not turning down 23.5 points, even if it is Purdue.
Ben - Purdue. Huskers win by two scores but the Boilers cover. Lil Red and Purdue Pete get into a heated argument over who is the creepiest B1G mascot.
Consensus: Boilermakers, 3-0
OSU (-28) vs. Illinois
C4B: Buckeyes. I think Illinois had their big game last week, and will get crushed under the lights in Columbus.
Swick: OSU. Illinois on the other hand ...
Ben: OSU. It's a classic Urban Meyer thrashing after a bad performance from the week before. OSU keeps the Illibuck, aka the original turtle in the B1G (Sorry, Maryland).
Consensus: Buckeyes, 3-0
Ole Miss (-2.5) vs. Auburn
C4B: Ole Miss, because sure why not.
Swick: Auburn. Weird they're playing a CFP semifinal so early but whatever.
Ben - Ole Miss. Doctor Bo needed to retake his medical boards after the LSU loss, but the Rebels prevail in a matchup of #1 vs. #2 in the F/+ rankings.
Consensus: Rebels, 2-1