Big Ten Predictions, Schedule, Game Previews, Lines, TV: Week 13

Big Ten Schedule, Game Previews, Predictions for Week 13: Iowa at Nebraska, Ohio State at Michigan, Maryland at Rutgers, Penn State at Michigan State, Northwestern at Illinois, Indiana at Purdue, Wisconsin at Minnesota

Big Ten college football predictions, schedule, game previews, lines, how to watch, and TV listings for Week 13 of the season.


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Big Ten Results So Far
SU: 75-24, ATS: 67-32, Point Total: 60-38-1

Friday, November 26

Iowa at Nebraska

1:30, BTN
Line: Iowa -1.5, o/u: 41
Final Score: COMING

Week 13 College Football Schedule, Predictions, Game Previews

Saturday, November 27

Ohio State at Michigan

12:00, FOX
Line: Ohio State -8.5, o/u: 64.5
Final Score: COMING

Maryland at Rutgers

12:00, BTN
Line: Maryland -1.5, o/u: 53
Final Score: COMING

Penn State at Michigan State

3:30, ABC
Line: Penn State -1.5, o/u: 52
Final Score: COMING

Northwestern at Illinois

3:30, BTN
Line: Illinois -6.5, o/u: 43.5
Final Score: COMING

Indiana at Purdue

3:30, FS1
Line: Purdue -16, o/u: 50.5
Final Score: COMING

Wisconsin at Minnesota

4:00, FOX
Line: Wisconsin -7, o/u: 39
Final Score: COMING

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Illinois vs. Northwestern Prediction, Game Preview

Illinois vs. Northwestern prediction, game preview, how to watch, lines, and why each team might – or might not – win this Saturday.

Illinois vs. Northwestern prediction, game preview, how to watch: Saturday, November 27


Illinois vs. Northwestern How To Watch

Date: Saturday, November 27
Game Time: 3:30 ET
Venue: Memorial Stadium, Champaign, IL
How To Watch: Big Ten Network
Record: Illinois (4-7), Northwestern (3-8)
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Illinois vs Northwestern Game Preview


Why Northwestern Will Win

The Northwestern offense has a whole lot of problems, but that’s okay – Illinois doesn’t really score.

The Illini got 23 in the loss to Iowa last week, and that was a stretch. This is a grinding team that wants to keep the score around 17-14, and that fits the Wildcats just fine.

Northwestern will be slow and go, and as long as it can stay conservative and not force anything with the passing game, this will be close in the fourth quarter. The game will never get away from the offense.

But, really …

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Why Illinois Will Win

Northwestern just doesn’t score. At all.

It hasn’t pushed past 14 points in any of the last five games and isn’t going to get into the 20s unless something crazy happens.

Illinois isn’t going to do anything wacky, mainly because it’s not able to. Run, run, and run some more on a Wildcat defensive front that allowed 260 yards or more in three of four games before getting a Purdue team that threw for a bazillion yards.

Keep it conservative, own the ground game, win the turnover battle. Illinois can do that, and …

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What’s Going To Happen

There’s still a distant outside chance that Illinois can go bowling at 5-7 if a whole lot of bowl slots are open and the games need someone based on the Academic Progress Rate. For now, just beating Northwestern would be a big deal for the program.

Don’t expect any fireworks. The game will go by in a snap as both teams keep the clock moving, but Illinois will be +2 in turnover margin and get just a little more going with its ground game.

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Illinois vs Northwestern Prediction, Lines

Illinois 23, Northwestern 16
Line: Illinois -6.5, o/u: 43.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2

Must See Rating: 2.5

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Big Ten Predictions, Schedule, Game Previews, Lines, TV: Week 12

Big Ten Schedule, Game Previews, Predictions for Week 12: Michigan State at Ohio State, Purdue vs Northwestern, Rutgers at Penn State, Illinois at Iowa, Michigan at Maryland, Nebraska at Wisconsin, Minnesota at Indiana

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Big Ten Results So Far
SU: 68-24, ATS: 62-30, Point Total: 56-35-1

Week 12 College Football Schedule, Predictions, Game Previews

Saturday, November 20

Michigan State at Ohio State

12:00, ABC
Line: Ohio State -19, o/u: 67

Purdue vs Northwestern (in Wrigley Field)

12:00, BTN
Line: Purdue -11, o/u: 47.5

Rutgers at Penn State

12:00, BTN
Line: Penn State -17.5, o/u: 47

Illinois at Iowa

2:00, FS1
Line: Iowa -12, o/u: 38.5

Michigan at Maryland

3:30, BTN
Line: Michigan -15, o/u: 56.5

Nebraska at Wisconsin

3:30, ABC
Line: Wisconsin -9.5, o/u: 42

Minnesota at Indiana

3:30, BTN
Line: Minnesota -7, o/u: 43.5

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Purdue vs Northwestern Prediction, Game Preview

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Purdue vs Northwestern prediction, game preview, how to watch: Saturday, November 20


Purdue vs Northwestern How To Watch

Date: Saturday, November 20
Game Time: 12:00 ET
Venue: Wrigley Field, Chicago, IL
How To Watch: BTN
Record: Purdue (6-4), Northwestern (3-7)
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Purdue vs Northwestern Game Preview


Why Purdue Will Win

The defense is far, far better than it showed against Ohio State.

The Buckeyes have the No. 1 offense in college football in both scoring and yards – they’re doing that against everyone. Purdue still cranked up yards and points in the second half to at least get in some good exercise.

Score just a little bit against Northwestern and it’s over.

The Wildcats are struggling on offense, but the defense is just as big an issue. Purdue doesn’t really run, but it should be able to do it without a problem, and the midrange passing attack should go off.

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Why Northwestern Will Win

No, Purdue really doesn’t run the ball.

It’s got the worst running game in the Big Ten – that’s because it throws – and it doesn’t normally bomb away. It comes up with a ton of yards, but it’s all midrange throws – Northwestern’s defense should be able to handle that a wee bit.

As much as the Wildcats are struggling, that’s partly because they’ve faced Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, and Michigan over the last month. Purdue has a defense, but the Northwestern passing game is just good enough to keep things moving and control the tempo of the game.

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What’s Going To Happen

It’s like a bowl game for Northwestern. It’s actually more like a staycation for the 3-7 Wildcats, making the trip down the road to play in Wrigley Field for a quirky game that might be just the type of strange setting to throw Purdue off a tad.

The Boilermaker offense should be able to keep the offense going well enough – it’s been over 200 passing yards in every game – to make Northwestern press.

Northwestern needs Purdue to implode, and that’s not going to happen.

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Purdue vs Northwestern Prediction, Lines

Purdue 30, Northwestern 17
Line: Purdue -11, o/u: 47.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3

Must See Rating: 2.5

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Big Ten Predictions, Schedule, Game Previews, Lines, TV: Week 11

Big Ten Schedule, Game Previews, Predictions for Week 11: Michigan at Penn State, Minnesota at Iowa, Northwestern at Wisconsin, Rutgers at Indiana, Purdue at Ohio State, Maryland at Michigan State, Michigan at Penn State

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Big Ten Results So Far
SU: 64-22, ATS: 57-29, Point Total: 53-32-1

Week 11 College Football Schedule, Predictions, Game Previews

Saturday, November 13

Michigan at Penn State

12:00, ABC
Line: PICK, o/u: 48.5

Minnesota at Iowa

12:00, BTN
Line: Iowa -5.5, o/u: 37

Northwestern at Wisconsin

12:00, ESPN2
Line: Wisconsin -25, o/u: 41

Rutgers at Indiana

12:00, BTN
Line: Indiana -7, o/u: 42

Purdue at Ohio State

3:30, ABC
Line: Ohio State -20, o/u: 62

Maryland at Michigan State

4:00, FOX
Line: Michigan State -13, o/u: 62

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Wisconsin vs Northwestern prediction, game preview, how to watch: Saturday, November 13


Wisconsin vs Northwestern How To Watch

Date: Saturday, November 13
Game Time: 12:00 ET
Venue: Camp Randall Stadium, Madison, WI
How To Watch: ESPN2
Record: Wisconsin (6-3), Northwestern (3-6)
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Wisconsin vs Northwestern Game Preview


Why Northwestern Will Win

Despite being outplayed overall, the 2020 Northwestern Wildcats came up with five takeaways in the 17-7 win over the Badgers.

The 2019 team lost, but it came up with two takeaways. The 2018 version got three turnovers and won, the 2017 team lost but took it away three times, and after not getting any in 2016, the 2015 Cats forced five turnovers in a 13-7 win.

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The 2014 Northwestern team took the ball away from Wisconsin four times and the 2013 team came up with three turnovers.

That means in the last eight games between these two, Northwestern has forced 25 takeaways against Wisconsin.

Let’s just say Pat Fitzgerald and his team have figured something out.

The Badgers have chilled on the giveaways after turning it over 17 times in the fist seven games this year, but it’s Wisconsin, it’s Northwestern …

You know what’s coming.

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Why Wisconsin Will Win

Wisconsin always has a strong defense, but this one is at another level.

Yeah, yeah, yeah, Georgia’s D is historically awesome, but it’s giving up 230 yards per game. Oklahoma State has the third-best defense in college football and it’s allowing 277 yards per game.

Wisconsin? 214 yards per game.

2011 Alabama ended up allowing just 184 yards per game in a modern-era all-time great season. No one else since then has finished a season allowing fewer than 250.

No one is running against the Badgers, including Army – Wisconsin allowed a season-most 179 yards against the run-only attack.

The Badgers are No. 1 in the nation in total defense, run defense, third down defense, and they’re fourth in scoring D – which isn’t really fair because the meltdown in the 41-13 loss to Notre Dame was on the offense and special teams – and fifth in pass defense.

Northwestern can’t consistently move the ball until it’s too late, the running game isn’t going anywhere, and worst of all, the run defense is the worst in the Big Ten just as the Badger O line and ground attack has found a groove.

But …

What’s Going To Happen

The turnovers.

That’s it. That’s everything.

Northwestern has the funkiest way against Wisconsin of being totally and completely outplayed yet still comes up with wins because of turnovers, turnovers, turnovers.

However, in this, Wisconsin is going to pound away too much and too well. Meanwhile, the Badger D that’s playing at a whole other level is doing its part with 12 takeaways in the last three games.

This matchup always defies all logic and reason, but assuming the Badgers keep the turnovers to under a gajillion …

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Wisconsin vs Northwestern Prediction, Lines

Wisconsin 34, Northwestern 10
Line: Wisconsin -25, o/u: 41
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3

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Big Ten Predictions, Schedule, Game Previews, Lines, TV: Week 10

Big Ten Schedule, Game Previews, Predictions for Week 10. ndiana at Michigan, Iowa at Northwestern, Penn State at Maryland, Wisconsin at Rutgers, Michigan State at Purdue, Ohio State at Nebraska, Illinois at Minnesota.

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Big Ten Results So Far
SU: 59-20, ATS: 52-27, Point Total: 47-30-1

Week 10 College Football Schedule, Predictions, Game Previews

Saturday, November 6

Illinois at Minnesota

12:00, FOX
Line: Minnesota -15, o/u: 44

Ohio State at Nebraska

12:00, ESPN2
Line: Ohio State -15, o/u: 64.5

Michigan State at Purdue

3:30, ABC
Line: Michigan State -3, o/u: 54

Wisconsin at Rutgers

3:30, BTN
Line: Wisconsin -13, o/u: 37.5

Penn State at Maryland

3:30, FS1
Line: Penn State -10.5, o/u: 55.5

Iowa at Northwestern

7:00, BTN
Line: Iowa -12, o/u: 40.5

Indiana at Michigan

7:30, FOX
Line: Michigan -20, o/u: 50.6

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Big Ten Predictions, Schedule, Game Previews, Lines, TV: Week 9

Big Ten Schedule, Game Previews, Predictions for Week 9. Penn State at Ohio State, Michigan at Michigan State, Iowa at Wisconsin, Rutgers at Illinois, Indiana at Maryland, Minnesota at Northwestern, Purdue at Nebraska.

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Big Ten Results So Far
SU: 57-15, ATS: 49-23, Point Total: 44-26-1

Week 9 College Football Schedule, Predictions, Game Previews

Saturday, October 30

Indiana at Maryland

12:00, BTN
Line: Maryland -6, o/u: 49.5

Iowa at Wisconsin

12:00, ESPN
Line: Wisconsin -3.5, o/u: 36.5

Michigan at Michigan State

12:00, FOX
Line: Michigan -4.5, o/u: 50.5

Rutgers at Illinois

12:00, BTN
Line: Rutgers -1.5, o/u: 42.5

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Minnesota at Northwestern

3:30, BTN
Line: Minnesota -7.5, o/u: 43.5

Purdue at Nebraska

3:30, ESPN2
Line: Nebraska -7.5, o/u: 52

Penn State at Ohio State

7:30, ABC
Line: Ohio State -18.5, o/u: 60.5

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Big Ten Predictions, Schedule, Game Previews, Lines, TV: Week 8

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Results So Far
SU: 53-14, ATS: 44-23, Point Total: 41-24-1

Week 8 College Football Schedule, Predictions, Game Previews

Northwestern at Michigan

12:00, FOX
Line: Michigan -23.5, o/u: 50

Illinois at Penn State

12:00, ABC
Line: Penn State -24, o/u: 46.5

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Wisconsin at Purdue

3:00, BTN
Line: Wisconsin -2.5, o/u: 40

Maryland at Minnesota

3:30, ESPN2
Line: Minnesota -5, o/u: 54.5

Ohio State at Indiana

7:30, ABC
Line: Ohio State -21, o/u: 60.5

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Michigan vs Northwestern prediction, game preview, how to watch: Saturday, October 23

Michigan vs Northwestern prediction, game preview, how to watch: Saturday, October 23


Michigan vs Northwestern How To Watch

Date: Saturday, October 23
Game Time: 12:00 ET
Venue: Michigan Stadium, Ann Arbor, MI
How To Watch: FOX
Record: Michigan (6-0), Northwestern (3-3)
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Michigan vs Northwestern Game Preview


Why Northwestern Will Win

There’s the Northwestern defense.

The offense showed up in the 21-7 win over Rutgers and wasn’t bad, but it was the pis of the defense in one of its best performances of the year that might have been the pivot needed after the disaster against Nebraska two weeks earlier.

It was the first halfway decent win of the year – and pump the brakes on this next stat considering the other two victories were against Indiana State and Ohio – but Northwestern is 3-0 when allowing fewer than 200 rushing yards, and 0-3 when allowing more.

The run D has to be great, and QB Ryan Hilinski has to keep playing well. The former South Carolina Gamecock has thrown for over 260 yards in each of the last two games and three touchdowns with no picks, but …

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Why Michigan Will Win

Michigan ain’t Rutgers, or Indiana State, or Ohio.

The Wolverines struggled through the win at Nebraska, but it was looking and playing like a team that could’ve used a week off, and they got it.

Even though it was a fight against the Huskers, the running game still rolled for over 200 yards. Forget about running against Wisconsin – Michigan didn’t, and it still won – and the Rutgers run D is hit-or-miss good.

Against Northwestern, the formula is simple. Don’t turn the ball over and give up easy points – Michigan leads the nation in fewest turnovers with two – run well enough to control the tempo, and don’t worry about a Northwestern offense that isn’t going to hang 50 on the board if you do the first two parts correctly.

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What’s Going To Happen

Michigan will run well from the start at home, but it’ll take a quarter to get back up to speed. The offensive line will get it all going in the second quarter and Northwestern won’t have enough pop and consistency to turn a few decent drives into points.

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Michigan vs Northwestern Prediction, Line

Michigan 38, Northwestern 13
Line: Michigan -23.5, o/u: 50
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3

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