Week 7 predictions: On Wisconsin!


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. The Illini’s loss at Nebraska came back to bite half of the crew — we’re looking at you, Asmussen! — but Steve Kelly thought better, moving into a first-place tie in the process.

 

Week 7 games

Missouri at Georgia

Oklahoma vs. Texas

Indiana at Michigan State

South Carolina at Arkansas

Florida at LSU

Northwestern at Wisconsin

Baylor at Kansas State

Oregon at Washington

Michigan at Penn State

Texas A&M at Mississippi

 

Bob Asmussen, The News-Gazette (44-16 overall, 6-4 last week)

Georgia

Oklahoma

Michigan State

South Carolina

LSU

Wisconsin

Baylor

Oregon

Michigan

Texas A&M

Comment: Crazy prediction of the year (and that’s saying a lot for me) the title game will match the Big Ten against the Pac-12. Don’t tell the psycho Alabama fans.

 

John Beck, The News-Gazette (46-14, 6-4 last week)

Missouri
Oklahoma

Michigan State

South Carolina

LSU

Wisconsin

Baylor

Oregon

Michigan

Texas A&M

Comment: Upset special as Missouri tops injury-wracked Georgia and proves it can play with the SEC’s big boys.

 

Matt Daniels, The News-Gazette (46-14, 7-3 last week)

Georgia

Oklahoma

Michigan State

South Carolina

Florida

Northwestern

Baylor

Oregon

Michigan

Texas A&M

Comment: Gary Pinkel has fans giddy in Columbia with a 5-0 start. But a trip to Athens will have Mizzou fans screaming for a return to the Big 12. 

 

Tim Ditman, WDWS (41-19, 6-4 last week)

Georgia

Oklahoma

Michigan State

South Carolina

LSU

Northwestern

Baylor

Oregon

Michigan

Texas A&M

Comment: Sparty defense brings Hoosiers back to Earth and reminds fans that IU is still a basketball school.

 

Marcus Jackson, The News-Gazette (43-17, 6-4 last week)

Georgia

Oklahoma

Michigan State

South Carolina

LSU

Wisconsin

Baylor

Oregon

Michigan

Texas A&M

Comment: Washington accused Stanford of faking injuries last week. The Huskies might be taking dives this week when they fall behind big early against the high-powered Ducks.

 

Steve Kelly, WDWS (47-13, 7-3 last week)

Georgia

Oklahoma

Michigan State

South Carolina

LSU

Wisconsin

Baylor

Oregon

Michigan

Texas A&M

Comment: Tough start to the Big Ten for Pat Fizgerald and the Wildcats with games against Ohio State and Wisconsin.

 

Kurt Kittner, WDWS (44-16, 7-3 last week)

Georgia

Oklahoma

Michigan State

South Carolina

LSU

Northwestern 

Baylor

Washington

Michigan

Texas A&M

Comment: Northwestern rebounds after tough loss to Ohio State.

 

Martin O’Donnell, WDWS (47-13, 6-4 last week)

 

Georgia

Oklahoma

Michigan State

South Carolina

Florida

Wisconsin

Baylor

Oregon

Michigan

Texas A&M

Comment: Indiana-MSU game will tell Illini fans how good these two teams are. An IU win is very possible.

 

 

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