Big Ten Football Picks, Spreads For Week 8

    Big Ten football picks and spreads for Week 8 of the 2015 season. No. 1 Ohio State and Rutgers face off in a primetime showdown in Piscataway.

    September 26, 2016

    Big Ten football picks and spreads for Week 7 of the 2015 college football season. A primetime showdown in Piscataway between No. 1 Ohio State and Rutgers caps off the action. The Buckeyes are looking to extend their winning streak to 21 games, and stay in front for a spot in the College Football Playoff. Can Rutgers shock the nation and pull off the upset? Scroll down for this week’s Big Ten picks.


    Nebraska vs. Northwestern


    Date
    : Saturday, October 24

    Kickoff
    : 12:00 p.m. ET

    Venue
    : Memorial Stadium

    The Cornhuskers have started to put things together and broke out for a big, 48-25 win over Minnesota last week. Northwestern has had a tough couple of weeks after opening the season with five straight wins. It’s going to be another long day for the Wildcats, who won’t be able to get anything going offensively against Nebraska’s defense.


    Pick: Nebraska


    Spread: Nebraska -7.5

    For final score prediction, check out our Nebraska vs. Northwestern game preview.

    Wisconsin vs. Illinois


    Date
    : Saturday, October 24

    Kickoff
    : 3:30 p.m. ET

    Venue
    : Memorial Stadium

    Both the Badgers and Illini have struggled at running the ball this year, an anomaly for a Wisconsin team that prides itself on pounding the rock. Badgers QB Joel Stave has been good at managing the game, though. Stave and the Wisconsin defense will rise to the occasion for an ugly win.


    Pick: Wisconsin


    Spread: Wisconsin -7

    For final score prediction, check out our Wisconsin vs. Illinois game preview.

    Penn State vs. Maryland


    Date
    : Saturday, October 24

    Kickoff
    : 3:30 p.m. ET

    Venue
    : M&T Bank Stadium

    Both passing games have struggled mightily this season, with the Terrapins throwing for over 200 yards just once and tossing a whopping 17 interceptions. The Nittany Lions will try to get the running game going, as QB Christian Hackenberg has been disappointing. Maryland will do all it can, but the Penn State front seven controls this game for the win.


    Pick: Penn State


    Spread: Penn State -6.5

    For final score prediction, check out our Penn State vs. Maryland game preview.

    Michigan State vs. Indiana


    Date
    : Saturday, October 24

    Kickoff
    : 3:30 p.m. ET

    Venue
    : Spartan Stadium

    Michigan State is a week removed from a miracle win at Michigan last week. Could the Spartans be looking at a letdown against an Indiana team that’s played tough this year? Not this week. QB Connor Cook will hit a couple of big drives to ice this game.


    Pick: Michigan State


    Spread: Michigan State -16.5

    For final score prediction, check out our Michigan State vs. Indiana game preview.

    Ohio State vs. Rutgers


    Date: Saturday, October 24

    Kickoff
    : 8:00 p.m. ET

    Venue
    : High Point Solutions Stadium

    Now that the quarterback situation is solved with J.T. Barrett having been named the starter, the Buckeyes hope to have more consistency on offense. Barrett will have a solid outing, keeping the Buckeyes out in front while the defense figures out the Rutgers attack. Ohio State pulls away in the second half. 


    Pick: Ohio State


    Spread: Ohio State -21

    For final score prediction, check out our Ohio State vs. Rutgers game preview.

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