Penn State makes its first road trip of this season to Memorial Stadium. PSU is 13-3 all-time against the Illini. The line currently favors PSU by 6 points. The game will be on ABC at 3:30 (Mike Patrick, Craig James and Heather Cox.)
In the Big Ten:
Purdue is a 6.5 point favorite at home versus Northwestern. We don’t play the Boilers, so GO WILDCATS!
Minnesota hosts the Badgers. The line is a pick. Again, we don’t face Wisconsin, so GO GOPHERS.
THEM is a one point favorite over cross-state rival Sparty. SOS aside–and since we play both I don’t know that it makes much difference who wins–I can’t root for THEM. GO SPARTY!
IOWA takes on Arkansas State–they are 21.5 point faves. Whatever.
The Buckeyes take on the Hoosiers and are 17.5 favorites on the road.
In other games:
The Irish host Washington. Despite knocking off USC, the Huskies are 13.5 point dogs. GO HUSKIES!
Miami(FL) squares off against Oklahoma. The Canes are 6.5 point dogs. I’m not a big Miami fan, but I gotta go with the Canes on this one. I’d rather not see a Big XII team outside of maybe Texas in the BCS title game.
Florida & Texas do not play this week.
Bama is a 16.5 point fave over Kentucky.
And if you like Friday Night High School football, Pitt is playing on ESPN2 against Louisville.