Clean sweep for Illini, NIU

Clean sweep for Illini, NIU

Week 5 games
Miami (Ohio) at Illinois
Northern Illinois at Purdue
Virginia at Pittsburgh
Iowa at Minnesota
LSU at Georgia
Oklahoma at Notre Dame
Mississippi at Alabama
Arizona at Washington
Wisconsin at Ohio State
California at Oregon

Bob Asmussen, The News-Gazette (Last week: 8-2, Overall: 28-12)
Illinois
Northern Illinois
Pittsburgh
Iowa
Georgia
Oklahoma
Alabama
Washington
Ohio State
Oregon
Comment: Though I don’t have any proof, I’m certain the Killer Ks (Kelly and Kittner) are cooking the books. The NCAA should investigate.

John Beck, The News-Gazette (Last week: 7-3, Overall: 31-9)
Illinois
Northern Illinois
Pittsburgh
Minnesota
Georgia
Oklahoma
Alabama
Washington
Ohio State
Oregon
Comment: Illini will be halfway to bowl eligibility after Saturday’s win. Who would have thought that before the season began?

Matt Daniels, The News-Gazette (Last week: 8-2, Overall: 31-9)
Illinois
Northern Illinois
Virginia
Minnesota
Georgia
Oklahoma
Alabama
Washington
Ohio State
Oregon
Comment: Tim Beckman’s team enjoys a rout of Ben Roethlisberger’s alma mater before watching John Groce’s team at the intersection of Wright and Green on Saturday night.

Tim Ditman, WDWS (Last week: 6-4, Overall: 28-12)
Illinois
Northern Illinois
Pittsburgh
Minnesota
LSU
Notre Dame
Alabama
Washington
Ohio State
Oregon
Comment: I feel like if I keep picking against the Golden Domers, Touchdown Jesus will come looking for me.

Marcus Jackson, The News-Gazette (Last week: 7-3, Overall: 28-12)
Illinois
Northern Illinois
Pittsburgh
Minnesota
Georgia
Oklahoma
Alabama
Washington
Ohio State
Oregon
Comment: Georgia and LSU have been dominant in their wins, but the Bulldogs have played a tougher slate and they’re playing between the hedges.

Steve Kelly, WDWS (Last week: 10-0, Overall: 31-9)
Illinois
Northern Illinois
Pittsburgh
Minnesota
Georgia
Oklahoma
Alabama
Washington
Ohio State
Oregon
Comment: Huskies going for a second win against the Big Ten after beating Iowa in opener.

Kurt Kittner, WDWS (Last week: 10-0, Overall: 28-12)
Illinois
Northern Illinois
Pittsburgh
Iowa
LSU
Oklahoma
Alabama
Washington
Ohio State
Oregon
Comment: Illini take advantage of the bye week and get the win.

Martin O’Donnell, WDWS (Last week: 9-1, Overall: 31-9)
Illinois
Northern Illinois
Pittsburgh
Iowa
Georgia
Oklahoma
Alabama
Washington
Ohio State
Oregon
Comment: The Oregon-Cal game should be the most entertaining game of the weekend. Points for everyone.


 

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