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The Obligatory Predictions Competition - Week 7

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Something tells me this is one of those deceptively tricky weeks.  Log onto Yahoo! and get in the game.

1. No. 11 MICHIGAN @ No. 23 MICHIGAN STATE, 12:00 p.m. EST (10/15)


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GRAHAM
predicts MICHIGAN

Everyone's healthy. That's why I say Michigan has a shot. I know Sparty's a FG fav in Vegas, I know MSU plays real tough against Denard. But the suddenly alive Michigan D is healthier and better coached than it has been for so long. Wolverines win on the road.

JON
predicts MICHIGAN

This is the game of the week as far as I'm concerned.  I've read a lot about how Michigan State's defense will have no problem containing Denard Robinson.  I respectfully disagree.

2. PURDUE @ PENN STATE, 12:00 p.m. EST (10/15)

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GRAHAM predicts PENN STATE

Purdue can score points....against Mini. But against PSU? In Happy Valley? Nah. PSU picks up another win.

JON
predicts PENN STATE

Yeah, don't let last week's performance fool you.  Purdue is still a hot mess on both sides of the ball and Penn State's defense is the real deal.

3. OHIO STATE @ No. 16 ILLINOIS, 3:30 p.m. EST (10/15)

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GRAHAM
predicts ILLINOIS

If they can stay healthy, Braxton Miller and Nathan Scheelhaase can put on a show. That favors, of course, Illinois, because Scheelhaase is locked and loaded. Illinois puts OSU in the below .500 column.

JON
predicts ILLINOIS

A.J. Jenkins runs all over the Ohio State secondary and Braxton Miller is limited by last week's ankle injury.  If you see No. 14 it's over.


4. NORTHWESTERN @ IOWA, 7:00 p.m. EST (10/15)


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GRAHAM
predicts IOWA

I'm going to start referring to this Hawkeye team as jIowa because they could possibly lose to three hated rivals: ISU, PSU, and the surprisingly toothless Wildcats. We just expected so much more pop from Northwestern, but the points aren't coming. I see no reason why those points will show up on the road. Iowa wins.

JON predicts IOWA

I've seen Northwestern drop too many close games to pick them in this one.  Iowa gets a little redemption at home.

5. FLORIDA @ No. 24 AUBURN, 7:00 p.m. EST (10/15)

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GRAHAM
predicts AUBURN

Former National Champion Cripple FIGHTTTTTT. Florida has no quarterback, Auburn has home field advantage...Tigers crowd the box and eek out a win with no Cam Newton.

JON predicts FLORIDA

Jeff Demps makes a comeback this week against an abysmal Tiger run defense.  Muschamp's troops are beaten up, but they're also seasoned, having lined up against Alabama and LSU in back-to-back weeks.  The Tigers are cat nip by comparison.