Silly me. I was thinking Illinois and Rutgers would be spent from their epic showdown in Champaign. Either that, or they weren’t very good.

So what happens? The Illini score late and cover in Minnesota. And the Scarlet Knights shock Purdue outright.

As for Michigan keeping it close at Penn State, mea culpa.

That’s my third straight week of 3-3. What’s the old saying? Play .500 on the road, and win at home. We’re coming home this week. I can feel it in my bones.

Onward.

Let’s take a look at three Big Ten games, including the Penn State-Ohio State monster, plus playoff hopefuls Notre Dame, Georgia and TCU.

Good luck in sports. . .

THE GAMES

Michigan State minus-2-1/2 at Northwestern

Indiana minus-4-1/2 at Maryland

N.C. State plus-7 at Notre Dame

Florida plus-13-1/2 vs. Georgia

TCU minus-5-1/2 at Iowa State

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