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Big Ten Predictions

Posted By Chad Seely On Sep 1 2011 @ 5:35 pm In Wisconsin | No Comments

The college football season is finally upon us as the Wisconsin Badgers host the Runnin’ Rebels of UNLV tonight at Camp Randall Stadium.  That means it’s time for some predictions.  I was fairly close last year with many of my predictions including a three-way split at the top of the Big 10 standings.  However, I said the Badgers would not go to the Rose Bowl.  This year is different.  With a lot of weapons returning on both sides of the ball and the arrival of Russell Wilson, the expectations are huge in Madison and Wilson will lead them back to Pasadena.  Here are my thoughts on how the rest of the Big 10 will shake out. 

Leaders

Wisconsin (11-1, 7-1)

Penn State (8-4, 5-3)

Ohio State (8-4, 4-4)

Illinois (5-7, 2-6)

Indiana (5-7, 1-7)

Purdue (3-9, 1-7)

Legends

Nebraska (11-1, 7-1)

Michigan State (9-3, 6-2)

Iowa (9-3, 5-3)

Michigan (8-4, 5-3)

Northwestern (7-5, 4-4)

Minnesota (5-7, 2-6)

The Badgers will give a rude welcome to Nebraska into the Big 10 when they beat them at Camp Randall under the lights on October 1st.  Madison, Wis., arguably the best college town in America will be absolutely insane for that game, especially with both teams coming in with 4-0 records. 

The two teams will meet again in the Inaugural Big 10 Championship game on December 3rd at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indy.  In what figures to be a classic Big 10 slugfest, Wisconsin will beat Nebraska for the second time this season, and return to Pasadena for the second straight season.

Offensive Player of the Year: Denard Robinson, Quarterback, Michigan

Defensive Player of the Year: Jared Crick, Defensive Tackle, Nebraska

 T-Minus two hours until kickoff against UNLV….ENJOY!

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