Buckeyes and Co.: Predictions For Each Big Ten Team On Opening Weekend 2010

Chris HumphreyCorrespondent ISeptember 2, 2010

PASADENA, CA - JANUARY 01:  Head coach Jim Tressel of the Ohio State Buckeyes is seen during the 96th Rose Bowl game against the Oregon Ducks on January 1, 2010 in Pasadena, California.  (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
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Finally, the most wonderful time of the year has arrived. No, it’s not Christmas or your birthday…its college football season!

As the season draws down to only hours before the first kickoff on Thursday, there are tons of questions out there regarding top tier programs in the nation.

Will the Crimson Tide repeat as National Champions?

How will sanctions affect USC and other teams that had the NCAA investigate their respective programs over the summer?

Will there by any more musical chairs of conference expansion after a summer of address changes for many teams after the Big Ten got the ball rolling at the end of last season?

All those questions and more will surely be answered as the college football season start tomorrow and kicks into full gear this Saturday.

Enjoy Big Ten football fans and be sure if I picked your team to win on Opening Week.

Thursday, September 2

7:30 PM Towson @ Indiana

PREDICTION: Indiana 31-0

7:30 PM  Minnesota @ Middle Tennessee

PREDICTION: Middle Tennessee 21-17

7:30 PM Marshall @ No. 2 Ohio State

PREDICTION: Ohio State 46-17


Saturday, September 4

12:00 PM  Western Michigan @ Michigan State

PREDICTION: Michigan State 49-0

12:00 PM Youngstown State @ No. 19 Penn State

PREDICTION: Penn State 56-3

12:05 PM Eastern Illinois @ No. 9 Iowa


12:30 PM Illinois vs. Missouri

PREDICTION: Missouri 31-20

3:30 PM Purdue @ Notre Dame

PREDICTION: Notre Dame 35-17

3:30 PM  Connecticut @ Michigan

PREDICTION: Connecticut 35-31

7:30 PM Northwestern @ Vanderbilt

PREDICTION: Northwestern 28-20

11:00 PM No. 12 Wisconsin @ UNLV

PREDICTION: Wisconsin 38-14