Somehow, Wisconsin, Miami and Oklahoma schlemieled-and-schlimazeled their way to victories in which they didn’t cover last Saturday. That left me 0-3 in the afternoon.

But a 3-0 finish after dark—with Ohio State and Alabama stomping their way to routs, and Michigan State-Minnesota providing the Over—made for a 3-3 adrenalin rush.

That leaves me 25-17 for the season. And cautiously optimistic moving forward.

This week, I’m abandoning the over/under whipped cream and staying in the Big Ten for five of six against-the-spread picks. Meat-and-potatoes, baby.

Good luck in sports. . .

THE GAMES

Purdue minus-9-1/2 at Rutgers

Maryland plus-24 at Wisconsin

Indiana plus-6-1/2 at Michigan State

Tennessee plus-34-1/2 at Alabama

Illinois plus-13-1/2 at Minnesota

Michigan plus-10 at Penn State

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