Big Ten Football Predictions, Schedule – Week 13

    Big Ten football predictions and schedule for every Week 13 game. With a playoff spot likely on the line, Michigan and Ohio State will renew one of sport's fiercest rivalries this weekend in Columbus.

    November 23, 2016

    Big Ten football predictions and schedule for every Week 13 game. With a playoff spot likely on the line, Michigan and Ohio State will renew one of sport’s fiercest rivalries this weekend in Columbus.


    In 2006, No. 2 Michigan came into Columbus looking to ruin No. 1 Ohio State’s perfect record and clinch a spot in the BCS Championship game. Fast forward 10 years, and once again the Wolverines travel to the Horseshoe looking for a shot to play for a championship. This time it is No. 2 versus No. 3 instead, and neither team is undefeated. Still, when the Big Ten’s biggest rivals meet in The Horseshoe this weekend, they’ll likely be fighting for a spot in the College Football Playoff.

    A win for the Wolverines would clinch their spot in the Big Ten title game. If the Buckeyes win, they likely won’t reach Indy due to their loss to Penn State, yet they’d figure to stack up favorably against other playoff contenders given their 11-1 record and four wins over top-15 teams.

    The Nittany Lions would find themselves in the Big Ten title game with a win over Michigan State in Happey Valley, and a Michigan loss in Columbus. Penn State hasn’t beaten the Spartans since Joe Paterno was coach, and has lost the last two meetings by a combined 89-26. That said, the Spartans are 1-7 in conference this year while Penn State is undefeated in Beaver Stadium this season.

    The other spot in the Big Ten title game is Wisconsin’s to lose, as they need only win at home against Minnesota to clinch the Big Ten West for the fourth time in six years. The Badgers are currently on a 12-game win streak against their western neighbors, and haven’t lost control of Paul Bunyan’s Axe since Laurence Maroney and Marion Barber led the Golden Gophers to a 37-34 win in 2003.

    Below is the full Week 13 Big Ten football schedule, as well as predictions for each game.

    Week 13 Big Ten Football Predictions & Schedule

    Nebraska at Iowa

    Date: Friday, November 25
    Time: 3:30 PM
    Location: Kinnick Stadium
    Broadcast: ABC

    Pick: Iowa
    Preview and Score Prediction: Nebraska vs. Iowa

    Purdue at Indiana

    Date: Saturday, November 26
    Time: 12:00 PM
    Location: Memorial Stadium
    Broadcast: ESPNU

    Pick: Indiana
    Preview and Score Prediction: Purdue vs. Indiana

    Illinois at Northwestern

    Date: Saturday, November 26
    Time: 12:00 PM
    Location: Ryan Field
    Broadcast: BTN

    Pick: Northwestern
    Preview and Score Prediction: Illinois vs. Northwestern

    Rutgers at Maryland

    Date: Saturday, November 26
    Time: 12:00 PM
    Location: Maryland Stadium
    Broadcast: ESPNews

    Pick: Maryland
    Preview and Score Prediction: Rutgers vs. Maryland

    Michigan at Ohio State

    Date: Saturday, November 26
    Time: 12:00 PM
    Location: Ohio Stadium
    Broadcast: ABC

    Pick: Ohio State
    Preview and Score Prediction: Michigan vs. Ohio State

    Michigan State at Penn State

    Date: Saturday, November 26
    Time: 3:30 PM
    Location: Beaver Stadium
    Broadcast: ESPN

    Pick: Penn State
    Preview and Score Prediction: Michigan State vs. Penn State

    Minnesota at Wisconsin

    Date: Saturday, November 26
    Time: 3:30 PM
    Location: Camp Randall Stadium
    Broadcast: BTN

    Pick: Wisconsin
    Preview and Score Prediction: Minnesota vs. Wisconsin

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