Big Ten Football: Game-by-Game Picks for Week 8

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Big Ten Football: Game-by-Game Picks for Week 8
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Wish you could play every week, Indiana and Ohio State. Wait, that's probably a bad thing to wish.

We've got a full slate of games this week in Week 8... sort of. We've got six games on tap, including a trio of very interesting late afternoon games, and let's be honest, football's just better when it starts at 3:30. It's just that Indiana is playing Navy, since Illinois is on a bye week.

Ohio State puts its undefeated season on the line in another road game, but it's against a team that could very well be worse than Indiana. That would be Purdue, and all Purdue has done over the last couple weeks is push and shove its way to the bottom of the Big Ten, squandering a priceless opportunity to position itself for a Big Ten Championship berth.

Meanwhile, Michigan looks to end Michigan State's four-year reign of terror in that in-state rivalry, and while the Wolverines' fatal flaws of the last couple years don't seem to be corrected, Michigan State is currently sitting at 4-3 on the year and winning the battle of who could not care less.

Your night game is Penn State at Iowa in what has turned into an oddly competitive quasi-rivalry over the last decade or so. Neither team is remotely consistent or trustworthy this year, so look for a game that could be close or about a 24-point win in either direction. Fun! Perhaps!

At any rate, here's every game of the week. Plan your Saturday accordingly.

Onward!

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