Week 10 Games

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Dan

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Week 10 Games Thread

Saturday, November 5th

Iowa at Purdue
11:00am CT - FS1

Ohio State at Northwestern
11:00am CT - ABC

Minnesota at Nebraska
11:00am CT - ESPN2

Maryland at Wisconsin
11:00am CT - BTN

Tennessee at Georgia
2:30pm CT - CBS

Penn State at Indiana
2:30pm CT - ABC

Alabama at LSU
6:00pm CT - ESPN

Michigan at Rutgers
6:30pm CT - BTN

Wake Forest at NC State
7:00pm CT - ACCN
 
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I’m not gonna lie I really only pay attention to us and when Texas loses, but that is a monster slate for the SEC this weekend.

Yes, it is.

I'm hoping LSU beats Bama, but I'm pretty sure Bama will win comfortably. And Tenn @ Georgia is just one heck of a game. For the sake of not having 2 SEC teams in the CFP, I'm rooting for Tenn to win out and make it simple.
 
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The Purdue game will be tough regardless of what they do this week. That will be a 4 qtr. game.
I'm not buying it. They really don't have a quality win. Maybe Maryland, but I think they are likewise overrated. The Minnesota game was without Ibrahim.

I know the same opponent comps can be overvalued, but look at the Wisconsin and Nebraska scores for them vs. us.

Hope they beat Iowa, because I always root against Iowa. And our matchup will look more important. A 14 point win against Purdue coming off of an Iowa win will look that much more impressive.
 
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Yes, it is.

I'm hoping LSU beats Bama, but I'm pretty sure Bama will win comfortably. And Tenn @ Georgia is just one heck of a game. For the sake of not having 2 SEC teams in the CFP, I'm rooting for Tenn to win out and make it simple.
Georgia would absolutely get in if Tennessee wins out.

It's highly likely there will be 2 SEC teams in, and the nightmare scenario for the committee is one in which they just wouldn't have any other choice but to put 3, doubly so if the fourth team is Michigan or Ohio State.

What the committee is rooting for is for the Tennessee-Georgia winner to beat Alabama in the SEC title game, an undefeated B1G champion, and for one but not both of Clemson and TCU to lose. That's asking for a lot, I bet it doesn't work out that cleanly for them.
 
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I'm not buying it. They really don't have a quality win. Maybe Maryland, but I think they are likewise overrated. The Minnesota game was without Ibrahim.

I know the same opponent comps can be overvalued, but look at the Wisconsin and Nebraska scores for them vs. us.

Hope they beat Iowa, because I always root against Iowa. And our matchup will look more important. A 14 point win against Purdue coming off of an Iowa win will look that much more impressive.
It seems to me Purdue plays close games, which probably means they have a decent offense and a leaky defense. They are probably not as consistent as us but we cannot let their pass game get going. Otherwise it will be difficult to run the clock, which will probably result in a close game.
 
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I'm not buying it. They really don't have a quality win. Maybe Maryland, but I think they are likewise overrated. The Minnesota game was without Ibrahim.

I know the same opponent comps can be overvalued, but look at the Wisconsin and Nebraska scores for them vs. us.

Hope they beat Iowa, because I always root against Iowa. And our matchup will look more important. A 14 point win against Purdue coming off of an Iowa win will look that much more impressive.
I merely stated that it would be a 4 quarter game. I did not say that we would lose. I don't look at Wisconsin and Nebraska. For one, we did not have to contend with Nebby's qb for 4 quarters. It might not have made much of a difference in the victory of margin and then again, the game might have been a little closer. Wisconsin is playing better football now under their new coach and we do have a better run defense. Now, here is my reasoning.
Purdue played Penn State tough for 4 quarters. Yeh, that was at their place but it was a close one. Penn State is a top 20 team whether we agree on that or not. Purdue almost beat Syracuse at Cuse and Syracuse has been a good team this year. Not great! but ranked. Purdue did beat Minnesota even thought they did not have Ibraham but they still won. Purdue may not be a top 25 or even 30 team but could be better than most any team we have played this year thus far. They certainly have the best q.b. we will have faced thus far. Plus the fact that this particular game means so much more for both teams. That being said, Let's Beat M.S.
 
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Georgia would absolutely get in if Tennessee wins out.

It's highly likely there will be 2 SEC teams in, and the nightmare scenario for the committee is one in which they just wouldn't have any other choice but to put 3, doubly so if the fourth team is Michigan or Ohio State.

What the committee is rooting for is for the Tennessee-Georgia winner to beat Alabama in the SEC title game, an undefeated B1G champion, and for one but not both of Clemson and TCU to lose. That's asking for a lot, I bet it doesn't work out that cleanly for them.

Not if Clemson and TCU both go undefeated, right?

Also, in your ideal scenario for the committee, you don't think they will struggle deciding between 2 B1G teams vs 2 SEC teams? Georgia's schedule is pretty soft outside of Tennessee.

If I'm Michigan, I'm rooting for Illinois and Penn St to look as strong as possible for the rest of the season, and I'm rooting for Tenn to beat Georgia. If Michigan loses to tOSU and Georgia loses to Tenn....Michigan would have 2 top 10ish wins (if Illinois and PSU stay strong) vs Georgia having 1 at the beginning of the year against Oregon.
 
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Not if Clemson and TCU both go undefeated, right?
Yeah, I suppose so, assuming the B1G champ is an undefeated Ohio State/Michigan. That would be another easy, clean dream scenario for the committee.

Also, in your ideal scenario for the committee, you don't think they will struggle deciding between 2 B1G teams vs 2 SEC teams? Georgia's schedule is pretty soft outside of Tennessee.
Georgia's demolition of Oregon would be (hypothetically depending on how the Pac 12 shakes out) way way better than the Michigan/OSU loser's best win (us! It would be us!)
 
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An IOWA victory is my #1 wish. Would love another game buffer over Purdue.

I agree, #1 goal right now is winning the B1G West so rooting for Iowa. Butttttt...

Iowa going 4-8 would be fun to watch. That would be their worst season since 4-8 in 2012, and 3-9 in 2000.

Their remaining schedule is

@Purdue
Wisconsin
@Minnesota
Nebraska

0-4 in those 4 games is definitely possible. But I'm sure somehow Ferentz will get to 6-6 and continue his bowl streak.
 
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Illini2010-11

Sugar Grove
Gotta assume that favors Iowa
I absolutely agree. From a betting standpoint, I really like Iowa at +3.5 and the under. The wind should slowdown O'Connell throwing and it takes away the stupid Petras decisions. Honestly surprised the over/under for total is around 40. Feels like a game where first to 10 wins.
 
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Top games today include Tennessee-Georgia, Alabama-LSU, Texas-Kansas State, and Wake Forest-NC State.

Among the state schools, there's EIU at McNeese State, North Dakota State at WIU, and Youngstown State at ISU. NIU is at Western Michigan Wednesday night.
 
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