Beck likes Hoosiers' chances

Each week, our panel of “experts” — sports writers, radio talent, former Illini greats and the boss at the N-G — will try their hand at 10 college games. Executive editor John Beck came within a whisker of a perfect week, moving into sole possession of first place. If only his favorite baseball team — the White Sox — would follow his lead.

Week 4 games

Michigan State at Notre Dame
Purdue at Wisconsin
Eastern Illinois at Northern Illinois
Arizona State at Stanford
Tennessee at Florida
Cincinnati at Miami (Ohio)
Missouri at Indiana
Kansas State at Texas
Utah State at USC
Auburn at LSU

Bob Asmussen's picks
Michigan State
Wisconsin
Northern Illinois
Stanford
Florida
Cincinnati
Missouri
Kansas State
USC
LSU
Last week: 7-3
Overall: 20-10

Asmussen’s comment: If I don’t go at least 8-2 this week, I’m going to have Bo Pelini yell at me. A lot. Using all sorts of bad words. Ones we rarely hear in the newsroom.

John Beck's picks
Michigan State
Wisconsin
Northern Illinois
Stanford
Florida
Cincinnati
Indiana
Kansas State
USC
LSU
Last week: 9-1
Overall: 24-6

Beck’s comment: Panthers coach Dino Babers has EIU on a roll, but Huskies should prevail in their home opener.

Matt Daniels' picks
Notre Dame
Wisconsin
Eastern Illinois
Stanford
Florida
Cincinnati
Missouri
Kansas State
USC
LSU
Last week: 7-3
Overall: 23-7

Daniels’ comment: Jimmy Garoppolo will show why it was a mistake by FBS teams to not recruit him. And Dino Babers will get an honorary key to Charleston.

Tim Ditman's picks
Michigan State
Wisconsin
Eastern Illinois
Stanford
Florida
Cincinnati
Missouri
Kansas State
Utah State
LSU    
Last week: 7-3
Overall: 22-8

Ditman’s comment: Dino for President!

Marcus Jackson's picks
Michigan State
Wisconsin
Eastern Illinois
Stanford
Florida
Cincinnati
Missouri
Kansas State
USC
LSU
Last week: 6-4
Overall: 21-9

Jackson’s comment: EIU is a two-TD underdog, but with Jimmy Football running the show at quarterback, my Panthers can pull the stunner in DeKalb.

Steve Kelly's picks
Notre Dame
Wisconsin
Northern Illinois
Stanford
Florida
Cincinnati
Missouri
Texas
USC
LSU    
Last week: 6-4
Overall: 21-9

Kelly’s comment: Badgers should be 3-0. They’ll be 3-1 after routing the Boilermakers in the Big Ten opener.

Kurt Kittner's picks
Notre Dame
Wisconsin
Northern Illinois
Stanford
Florida
Cincinnati
Missouri
Texas
USC
LSU
Last week: 6-4
Overall: 18-12

Kittner’s comment: Badgers rebound after a devastating loss against Arizona State last week.

Martin O’Donnell's picks
Notre Dame
Wisconsin
Northern Illinois
Stanford
Florida
Cincinnati
Missouri
Texas
Utah State
LSU
Last week: 5-5
Overall: 22-8

O’Donnell’s comment: The refs can’t save Arizona State this week.
 














 

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