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#15 Ohio State vs. Toledo
Prediction: Ohio State 45, Toledo 10
Toledo plays Ohio State and Boise State within a 6 day span. That's impressive, and painful. Ohio State gets another easy home game as a tuneup for what is to come in the Big Ten. All those suspended players won't be missed against Toledo.
#7 Wisconsin vs. Oregon State
Prediction: Wisconsin 49, Oregon State 10
Normally a game like this would be a little more exciting as Oregon State is generally a competitive team. This year, however, with the loss of Jaquizz Rodgers and a myriad of injuries, the Beavers are reeling heading into Wisconsin this week. Russell Wilson looked impressive last week, and this week should be another great tuneup for him. Wisconsin records the blowout, but it's worth remembering that Oregon State is not usually such a patsy.
Illinois vs. South Dakota State
Prediction: Illinois 35, South Dakota State 6
Illinois let Arkansas State stay a little closer than I had expected last week. This week, I expect them to handle South Dakota State fairly easily. The game may stay close for a quarter, or perhaps a half. In the end, expect Illinois to remember who they are sometime in the second half to secure a commanding win.
Northwestern vs. Eastern Illinois
Prediction: Northwestern 42, Eastern Illinois 7
Northwestern recorded a fairly impressive win last week against Boston College without their starting QB. This week, they get a Division II team at home. While Persa will still be missing, Northwestern should win easily to record a 2-0 start to the season.
Minnesota vs. New Mexico State
Michigan vs. Notre Dame
Prediction: Michigan 28, Notre Dame 17
Notre Dame managed to disappoint again last week, losing to South Florida at home. This week on the road at Michigan I have little faith in their ability to claim the win. Michigan has a lot of talent, and behind the offensive power of Denard Robinson they should be able to claim victory over Notre Dame. A 0-2 start to the season is just another setback for an already reeling program.