Panel splits on UI-Huskers prediction

Week 6 games
Illinois at Nebraska
Michigan State at Iowa
Penn State at Indiana
Maryland at Florida State
Minnesota at Michigan
Missouri at Vanderbilt
Arizona State vs. Notre Dame
Ohio State at Northwestern
West Virginia at Baylor
Washington at Stanford

Bob Asmussen, The News-Gazette (38-12 overall, 10-0 last week)
Illinois
Iowa
Penn State
Florida State
Michigan
Missouri
Arizona State
Ohio State
Baylor
Stanford
Comment: Lane Kiffin texted me with his pick: Nebraska. My new rule is to never listen to Kiffin when it comes to football. By the way, I am on USC’s short list.

John Beck, The News-Gazette (40-10 overall, 9-1 last week)
Illinois
Iowa
Penn State
Florida State
Michigan
Missouri
Arizona State
Ohio State
Baylor
Stanford
Comment: Should be lots of points scored in Lincoln. Here’s a hunch that the Illini break their Big Ten losing streak.

Matt Daniels, The News-Gazette (39-11 overall, 8-2 last week)
Nebraska
Michigan State
Penn State
Florida State
Michigan
Vanderbilt
Arizona State
Ohio State
Baylor
Stanford
Comment: Illinois-Nebraska comes down to ... geography. Illinois doesn’t fare well traveling west. In the last decade, Illinois has played 10 regular season games west of the Mississippi River. And lost nine of them.

Tim Ditman, WDWS (35-15 overall, 7-3 last week)
Illinois
Michigan State
Penn State
Florida State
Michigan
Missouri
Arizona State
Ohio State
Baylor
Washington
Comment: It’s early in his tenure here, but this one could be the turning point of the Beckman era. Lasagna for all.

Marcus Jackson, The News-Gazette (37-13 overall, 9-1 last week)
Nebraska
Iowa
Penn State
Florida State
Michigan
Vanderbilt
Arizona State
Ohio State
Baylor
Stanford
Comment: Penn State’s players are angry about a cheap shot the Hoosiers took on one of their guys last year. The Nittany Lions came into Champaign angry last year. Remember how that turned out?

Steve Kelly, WDWS (40-10 overall, 9-1 last week)
Nebraska
Iowa
Penn State
Florida State
Michigan
Missouri
Arizona State
Ohio State
Baylor
Stanford
Comment: Not expecting a defensive struggle when Illinois plays at Nebraska, but one defense will have to play better than it has.

Kurt Kittner, WDWS (37-13 overall, 9-1 last week)
Nebraska
Michigan State
Penn State
Florida State
Michigan
Vanderbilt
Arizona State
Ohio State
Baylor
Stanford
Comment: It’s the first road game in a hostile environment for the Illini.

Martin O’Donnell, WDWS (41-9 overall, 10-0 last week)
Illinois
Iowa
Penn State
Florida State
Michigan
Missouri
Arizona State
Ohio State
Baylor
Stanford
Comment: Whoever emerges with a win in Stanford-Washington game sets itself up for a showdown against Oregon for the Pac-12 North title.
 

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