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2013 Big Ten Football: Week 14 Preview

Breaking down Rivalry Week in the Big Ten.

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As previously mentioned, I will be missing the Bucket Game for the first time since 1999. Since we don't get to see Mrs. T-Mill's Hurricanes very often we're on our way to Pittsburgh today for their 3:30pm game. That means I am on the road today, so here is a scheduled post with a quick pick of all six games in the conference.

Iowa (7-4, 4-3) at Nebraska (8-3, 5-2) Noon Friday, ABC

Black Heart Gold Pants Preview

Corn Nation Preview

It is the infamous Red Corn vs. Yellow Corn. Both teams are good, but not great. In that case, I am going with the home team. Nebraska 24, Iowa 21

Minnesota (8-3, 4-3) at Michigan State (10-1, 7-0) Noon, Big Ten Network

The Daily Gopher Preview

The Only Colors Preview

Michigan State has visions of an at large BCS berth in their heads if they lose to Ohio State in the title game. That doesn't happen if they lose at home to the Golden Gophers. Michigan State 20, Minnesota 10

Ohio State (11-0, 7-0) at Michigan (7-4, 3-4) Noon, ABC

Land-Grant Holyland Preview

Maize N' Brew Preview

There will be blood. Ohio State got its wish with Baylor losing last week. Will they get another one with Auburn over Alabama? That's really the only question this week. Ohio State 45, Michigan 10

Purdue (1-10, 0-7) at Indiana (4-7, 2-5) 3:30pm, Big Ten Network

Crimson Quarry Preview

I want to pick Purdue here. I really do. I want to think the offense has a big day against a putrid Indiana defense. There is no reason it cannot except for the fact I have seen 11 games worth of the 2013 Purdue offense. It has been bad in all 11 games, not managing more than 24 points and often failing at the most basic of tasks even against bad defenses like Indiana State and Illinois. Purdue's defense is going to have a difficult time keeping the Hoosiers under 40 points. I am almost positive that the Purdue cannot score 40 points. Indiana 52, Purdue 24

Penn State (6-5, 3-4) at Wisconsin (9-2, 6-1) 3:30pm, ESPN

Black Shoe Diaries Preview

Bucky's Fifth Quarter Preview

Once again,the screwjob in the desert is likely costing Wisconsin a BCS bowl. If the Badgers finished 11-1 they would have an excellent chance to go. A 10-2 finish and a Florida bowl will have to do. Wisconsin 38, Penn State 21

Northwestern (4-7, 0-7) at Illinois (4-7, 1-6) 3:30pm, Big Ten Network

Sippin' On Purple Preview

The Champaign Room Preview

Boy, ABC left the Big Ten Network with some great matchups at 3:30! It's a good thing this is for the LOLhat. Illinois 20, Northwestern 17