Iowa 37, Indiana 21: ESPN’s David Pollack still gives Indiana the edge over Iowa based mostly on the success of the Indiana men’s basketball program under former coach Bob Knight.
Northwestern 20, Penn State 17: In its latest move to soften sanctions against Penn State, the NCAA gives the Nittany Lions three points at the start of the game.
Purdue 34, Illinois 33: After seeing Purdue win back-to-back games, the decision makers at NASA are convinced that we can land a person on Pluto by next Tuesday.
TCU 73, Oklahoma State 71: Former Iowa men’s basketball coach Todd Lickliter is offended by this score, but he thinks it’s from a basketball game.
Alabama 21, LSU 14: Nick Saban celebrates the win by smiling for a total of two seconds and by not yelling at one of his players or coaches for 10 seconds.
Last week: 3-2
Iowa 38, Indiana 31: I don’t care if there were a Beef Haus every 50 miles between here and Bloomington, this trip sucks.
Northwestern 24, Penn State 20: These teams are a combined 13-4 overall and 6-3 Big Ten. What’s that say about the B1G?
Illinois 20, Purdue 17: Is anybody outside these two fan bases watching this game? Are they even interested with basketball season tipping off this week?
TCU 45, Oklahoma State 42: The over-under on this game is 66-67 total points. It should be 6667. Take the over.
Alabama 31, LSU 30: The de facto national title game, right? Whatever. It’s an elimination game.
Week 9: 3-2