Saturday, October 30, 2010

Weekly Predictions/Game of the Week

My "Game of the Week" this week is Michigan State at Iowa. Iowa was my pick to win the Big Ten this year. Michigan State has needed fake kicks to win two of their eight games this year, but what matters most is that you win. A win today and not only is the Big Ten championship essentially in the bag, but an undefeated season as well. Iowa will present the biggest test to date for the Spartans. Many aren't giving them a chance. Then again, no one gave them a chance against Wisconsin--the team that just beat Iowa.

Kickoff: 3:30 ET
TV: abc and ESPN

Now for my predictions. I might be settling in on my “happy medium.” For the secon week in a row, I had seven predictions wrong. My overall record was 16-7. That puts me at 131-53 for the year. As always, you are free to chime in with your picks, or at least where you agree or disagree, and we can discuss. If I left off a game that really interests you, throw it out and we can discuss it also.

Wake Forest at Maryland, 28-10 Maryland
Miami at Virginia, 31-3 Miami

Baylor at Texas, 28-14 Texas
Texas Tech at Texas A&M, 31-21 Texas Tech

Big East
Louisville at Pittsburgh, 35-21 Pitt
Syracuse at Cincinnati, 24-20 Syracuse

Big Ten
Michigan State at Iowa, 27-24 Michigan State
Purdue at Illinois, 28-27 Illinois

Conference USA
Houston at Memphis, 38-7 Houston
SMU at Tulane, 28-10 SMU

Ball State at Kent State, 35-13 Kent State
Toledo at Eastern Michigan, 34-14 Toledo

San Diego State at Wyoming, 27-10 San Diego State
New Mexico at Colorado State, 35-3 Colorado State

Cal at Oregon State, 35-21 Oregon State
Washington State at Arizona State, 45-24 Arizona State

Tennessee at South Carolina, 38-21 South Carolina
Florida vs. Georgia, 42-28 Georgia

Sun Belt
Florida International at Florida Atlantic, 21-17 FAU
North Texas at Western Kentucky, 21-17 Western Kentucky

Idaho at Hawaii, 49-24 Hawaii
Utah State at Nevada, 31-17 Nevada

Tulsa at Notre Dame, 35-14 Notre Dame

Other recent posts on COLLEGE FOOTBALL HAVEN:
Weekly Trivia: 1,000 Yard Rushers
Heisman Hopefuls: Auburn's Cam Newton Now Number One
Monday Musings: BCS = Broken Championship System
Poll Results: Will either #1 Oklahoma or #2 Oregon play in the BCS National Championship Game?
College Football Haven Top 25, Week 8, 2010
Game of the Week: LSU Tigers at Auburn Tigers


  1. Wow, good call Neal. Very exciting game. I would like to know what would have happened if USC didn't have that bad snap in the second quarter.