Get Gamm - Week Eight...
A little late getting to the blog this week. Crazy as work. So call this Thursday afternoon QB plus Get Gamm. Speaking of which, congrats to Dan for besting the field and earning the right to pick with me. I'm impressed that he even did his own grading, figured out that he won and sent me his picks.
Team of the Week... Wisconsin. Badgers laid a between the tackles beat down on tOSU and finally made the Bucks pay for shoddy special team's coverage.
Player of the Week... I'm giving it to the UW O-line. The Badger front owned the line of scrimmage in knocking off number 1.
Indiana at Illinois
Gamm says... I saw Illinois in person last week and that front seven is legit. Even have a guy by that name - different spelling however. Illinois might be the most improved team from last year. I see the Illini halting Indiana and rolling in this. ILL-INI 30 - IU 14.
Dan says... Indiana 14 at ILLINOIS 27--Illini win over Penn State is more impressive than any win IU has at the moment.
Michigan State at Northwestern
Gamm says... I know what the pundits are saying, "another trap game for MSU." Everyone keeps waiting for the shoe to drop, but I don't see it. I am not saying this team is 12-0 bound but the win last week didn't impress the players and that shows me the focus. This will be a close game, but MSU will boot a field goal late to put the game out of reach. State 34 - NU 24
Dan says... MICHIGAN STATE 27 at Northwestern 24--Would not be shocked by a Wildcat win, but Sparty is red hot right now.
Penn State at Minnesota
Gamm says... Minnesota is playing for an interim coach and will be fired up. Penn State has had a week to lick its wounds and get back to work. I expect the Nits to roll in the Twin Cities. Cats 30 - Au revior Gophers 7
Dan says... PENN STATE 24 at Minnesota 17--The disappointment bowl goes to JoePa.
Purdue at Ohio State
Gamm says... Purdue is playing well and stung the Bucks last year. I sense payback. OSU wants to prove last week was a fluke and last year was an aberration. The Boilers finally get whipped with a make-shift lineup. OSU 27 - Purdue 10
Dan says... Purdue 6 at OHIO STATE 34--Obviously, I hope for a much better result, but this week will test Phat's commitment to never pick against the Boilers. Buckeyes will be extra focused and not sure that Dierking can run for 100 vs. the Scarlet and Grey.
Wisconsin at Iowa (Tiebreaker)
Gamm says... Game of the Year - so far - in the Big Ten. Why? It is the first of three in a gauntlet for Iowa, albeit all played in Hawkeye friendly confines. Wisconsin is feeling as good after OSU as it did bad after losing to MSU. Can the Badgers get up again? Is Iowa ready for a big test? Brawn vs. brawn. Mano -a- mano. An overtime instant classic. Iowa 24 - UW 21.
Dan says... Wisconsin 21 at IOWA 24--I presume that this will be the tiebreaker; this is basically a home-field pick.
Nebraska at Oklahoma State
Gamm says... A very interesting game in the Big 12. Nebraska got spanked last week. Okie State is hot but has not played anyone of note. In Stillwater, with a chance to prove themselves, the Cowpokes come up short... Corn 27 - Cow 23