Big Ten Predictions: Week 10

Steven SwansonContributor INovember 4, 2009

EVANSTON, IL - OCTOBER 31: Daryll Clark #17 of the Penn State Nittany Lions runs with the ball as teammate Dennis Landolt #73 blocks Vince Browne #94 of the Northwestern Wildcats at Ryan Field on October 31, 2009 in Evanston, Illinois. Penn State defeated Northwestern 34-13. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)
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Ok, so this weekend, the Big Ten is full of important games. Lets take a look at the match-ups.



Northwestern @ Iowa:

This is a big game for both of these teams. For Northwestern (5-4), they have to win one more game to be bowl eligible. For Iowa (9-0), they must stay unbeaten to have National Title hopes. Now, Iowa has struggled with a lot of teams since they upset Penn State early in the season. And Northwestern has been struggling with a lot of teams all season. Now, Iowa seems to be on a roll. And Northwestern has a good team despite their record. I'm not sure of the extent of Kafka'a injury, but if he's playing in this game, be on the watch of the upset factor.

With Kafka:

Northwestern - 28

Iowa - 24

Without Kafka:

Northwestern - 7

Iowa - 24


Purdue @ Michigan:

In this game, just like Northwestern, Michigan, (5-4), is looking for bowl eligibility. Purde, (3-6), would have to win all of their remaining games to be bowl eligible. Michigan's Minor and Forcier should be able to bring in the win for Michigan.

Michigan - 31

Purdue - 10


Illinois @ Minnesota:

In this game, once again Minnesota, (5-4), is looking to get into a bowl game. Iliinois, (2-6), must win their four remaining games to get into a bowl game. Despite the records and Minnesota being at home, I'm looking for Illinois to pull out with a win.

Minnesota - 17

Illinois - 21

Wisconsin @ Indiana:

With an impressive first three quarters against Iowa last week, Indiana, (4-5), are looking to continue that momentum against Wisconsin. Not to mention they must win two of their last three gamse to get into a bowl. Wisconsin, (6-2), is coming off a very impressive 37-0 win against Purdue. I give the advantage to Wisconsin.

Wisconsin - 28

Indiana - 14





Ohio State @ Penn State:

This is the game most Penn State fans have been waiting for, which I am included in. Penn State, (8-1), is doing very well this season with only one loss. Ohio State, (7-2), is coming off an impressive 45-0 win against New Mexico State. Clark and Royster are looking to set records against OSU. Ohio State are going to try and get revenge for last year's 13-6 loss to Penn State at the 'Shoe. This game will come down to who makes the most mistakes on the field. As long as Penn State contains Pryor, be looking for a blowout. 

Penn State - 38

Ohio State - 17


Well, there's your weekend of Big Ten Football. Enjoy!