Thursday, July 30, 2015

2015 Big Ten West Game By Game Predictions

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As we draw closer to the start of the 2015 regular season, here are my game and team record predictions for the Big Ten East along with some key starters returning:

Minnesota     9-3, 6-2

Key Starters Returning: Quarterback Mitch Leidner and Running Back Berkley Edwards

vs TCU L 34-45
at Colorado State W 30-20
vs Kent State W 42-7
vs Ohio W 52-21
at Northwestern W 17-13
at Purdue W 20-10
vs Nebraska W 31-26
vs Michigan L 17-30
at Ohio State L 17-35
at Iowa W 24-10
vs Illinois W 14-3
vs Wisconsin W 34-27 (OT)

Wisconsin     9-3, 6-2

Key Starters Returning: QB Joel Stave and Wide Receiver Alex Erickson

vs Alabama L 23-37
vs Miami (Ohio) W 41-14
vs Troy W 35-20
vs Hawaii W 32-14
vs Iowa W 24-17
at Nebraska W 12-7
vs Purdue W 30-13
at Illinois W 13-10
vs Rutgers W 34-3
at Maryland W 42-14
vs Northwestern L 14-17
at Minnesota L 27-34 (OT)

Nebraska    8-4, 5-3

Key Starters Returning: QB Tommy Armstrong Jr. and Safety Nate Gerry

vs BYU W 24-10
vs South Alabama W 54-0
at Miami (FL) L 15-31
vs Southern Miss W 42-17
at Illinois W 31-21
vs Wisconsin L 7-12
at Minnesota L 26-31
vs Northwestern W 21-13
at Purdue W 33-24
vs Michigan State L 27-29
at Rutgers W 45-34
vs Iowa W 23-10

Iowa    7-5, 4-4

Key Starters Returning: WR Tevaun Smith and Cornerback Desmond King

vs Illinois State W 34-20
at Iowa State W 24-17
vs Pittsburgh L 34-13
vs North Texas W 55-14
at Wisconsin L 17-24
vs Illinois W 23-6
at Northwestern W 35-21
vs Maryland W 34-10
at Indiana L 21-31
vs Minnesota L 10-24
vs Purdue W 21-7
at Nebraska L 10-23

Northwestern   5-7, 3-5

Key Starter Returning: Superback Dan Vitale 

vs Stanford L 14-49
vs Eastern Illinois W 50-16
at Duke L 14-24
vs Ball State W 49-10
vs Minnesota L 13-17
at Michigan L 10-23
vs Iowa L 21-35
at Nebraska L 13-21
vs Penn State W 24-14
vs Purdue W 34-10
at Wisconsin W 17-14
vs Illinois L 13-24

Illinois       5-7, 2-6

Key Starters Returning: WR Mike Dudek and QB Wes Lunt

vs Kent State W 45-12
vs Western Illinois W 34-3
at North Carolina L 13-24
vs Middle Tennessee W 54-23
vs Nebraska L 21-31
at Iowa L 6-23
vs Wisconsin L 10-13
at Penn State L 21-31
at Purdue W 24-14
vs Ohio State L 14-42
at Minnesota L 3-14
vs Northwestern W 24-13

Purdue            3-9, 1-7

Key Starters Returning: QB Austin Appleby and CB Frankie Williams

at Marshall W 45-41
vs Indiana State W 33-20
vs Virginia Tech L 7-31
vs Bowling Green L 24-28
at Michigan State L 13-34
vs Minnesota L 10-20
at Wisconsin L 13-30
vs Nebraska L 24-33
vs Illinois L 14-24
at Northwestern L 10-34
at Iowa L 7-21
vs Indiana W 43-41 (3OT)

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

2015 Big Ten East Game By Game Predictions

                                                     Photo Credit: Geno Green

As we draw closer to the start of the 2015 regular season, here are my game and team record predictions for the Big Ten East along with some key starters returning:

Ohio State     11-1, 7-1

Key Returning Starters: Quarterbacks J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones and Wide Receiver Braxton Miller

at Virginia Tech W 34-24
vs Hawaii W 65-0
vs Northern Illinois W 52-31
vs Western Michigan W 58-10
at Indiana W 59-10
vs Maryland W 35-17
vs Penn State L 21-28 (OT)
at Rutgers W 24-21
vs Minnesota W 35-17
at Illinois W 42-14
vs Michigan State W 35-24
at Michigan W 31-17

Michigan State   11-1, 7-1

Key Returning Starters: QB Connor Cook and DE Shilique Calhoun

at Western Michigan W 21-6
vs Oregon W 33-29
vs Air Force W 52-14
vs Central Michigan W 34-10
vs Purdue W 34-13
at Rutgers W 28-14
at Michigan W 35-31
vs Indiana W 24-10
at Nebraska W 29-27
vs Maryland W 34-13
at Ohio State L 24-35
vs Penn State W 32-17

Penn State        10-2, 6-2

Key Returning Starters: QB Christian Hackenberg and Defensive Tackle Anthony Zettel

at Temple W 34-13
vs Buffalo W 45-21
vs Rutgers W 16-10
vs San Diego State W 33-21
vs Army W 45-3
vs Indiana W 35-21
at Ohio State W 28-21 (OT)
at Maryland W 25-21
vs Illinois W 31-21
at Northwestern L 14-24
vs Michigan W 24-10
at Michigan State L 17-32

Michigan         8-4, 5-3

Key Returning Starters: Wide Receiver Amara Darboh and Cornerback Jabril Peppers

at Utah W 17-14 (OT)
vs Oregon State W 31-27
vs UNLV W 42-24
vs BYU L 13-27
at Maryland W 34-21
vs Northwestern W 23-10
vs Michigan State L 31-35
at Minnesota W 30-17
vs Rutgers W 42-25
at Indiana W 38-21
at Penn State L 10-24
vs Ohio State L 17-31

Maryland         5-7, 2-6

Key Returning Starters: Safeties Anthony Dixon and Sean Davis

vs Richmond W 28-0
vs Bowling Green W 34-13
vs South Florida W 34-18
at West Virginia L 7-31
vs Michigan L 21-34
at Ohio State L 17-35
vs Penn State L 21-25
at Iowa L 10-34
vs Wisconsin L 14-42
at Michigan State L 13-34
vs Indiana W 20-10
at Rutgers W 31-18

Indiana       5-7, 2-6

Key Returning Starters: Offensive Lineman Dan Feeney and QB Nate Sudfeld

vs Southern Illinois W 45-14
vs FIU W 34-3
vs Western Kentucky W 35-10
at Wake Forest L 18-28
vs Ohio State L 10-59
at Penn State L 21-35
vs Rutgers W 32-20
at Michigan State L 10-24
vs Iowa W 31-21
vs Michigan L 21-38
at Maryland L 10-20
at Purdue L 43-41 (3OT)

Rutgers      4-8, 1-7

Key Returning Starter: WR Leonte Carroo 

vs Norfolk State W 35-3
vs Washington State W 47-14
at Penn State L 10-16
vs Kansas W 24-20
vs Michigan State L 14-28
at Indiana L 20-32
vs Ohio State L 21-24
at Wisconsin L 3-34
at Michigan L 25-42
vs Nebraska L 34-45
at Army W 35-21
vs Maryland L 18-31

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