Big Ten football and national big game expert predictions, picks for Week 9

Every year (and every week of the season) we have a little friendly competition among our writers for world domination when it comes to picking Big Ten and some of the bigger college football games.

We’ll bring you our expert picks and predictions on all the league games against the spread, and straight-up throughout the season.

We’ll even give you what you didn’t know you wanted with six of the best non-Big Ten games known as our “Pick Six” now that we’ve entered the conference part of the schedule.

As an added note, if there’s a tie with any of the picks, George Washington decides it via the old-fashioned coin flip.

Here are our expert picks for a pretty big Week 9, but first, here are the results so far.

Results So Far @PhilHarrisonBW: 76-26 (straight up), 49-53 (against the spread) @MarkRussell1975: 75-27 SU, 48-54 ATS @JoshKeatley16: 77-25 SU, 56-46 ATS CONSENSUS PICK: 75-27 SU, 51-51 ATS

Ohio State at Penn State Saturday, Oct. 29 Noon ET | Fox Tipico Line: Ohio State -15.5 @PhilHarrisonBW: Ohio State* @MarkRussell1975: Ohio State @JoshKeatley16: Ohio State CONSENSUS PICK:

Rutgers at Minnesota Saturday, Oct. 29 2:30 p.m. ET | Big Ten Network Tipico Line: Minnesota -13.5 @PhilHarrisonBW: Minnesota @MarkRussell1975: Minnesota @JoshKeatley16: Minnesota CONSENSUS PICK: Minnesota

Illinois at Nebraska Saturday, Oct. 29 3:30 p.m. ET | ABC Tipico Line: Illinois -7.5 @PhilHarrisonBW: Illinois* @MarkRussell1975: Illinois @JoshKeatley16: Nebraska CONSENSUS PICK: Illinois

Northwestern at Iowa Saturday, Oct. 29 3:30 p.m. ET | ESPN2 Tipico Line: Iowa -11.5 @PhilHarrisonBW: Iowa* @MarkRussell1975: Iowa* @JoshKeatley16: Iowa CONSENSUS PICK: Iowa*

Michigan State at Michigan Saturday, Oct. 29 7:30 p.m. ET | ABC Tipico Line: Michigan -22.5 @PhilHarrisonBW: Michigan @MarkRussell1975: Michigan @JoshKeatley16: Michigan CONSENSUS PICK: Michigan

Notre Dame at Syracuse Saturday, Oct. 29 Noon. ET | ABC Tipico Line: Syracuse -2.5 @PhilHarrisonBW: Syracuse @MarkRussell1975: Syracuse @JoshKeatley16: Notre Dame CONSENSUS PICK: Syracuse

Florida at Georgia Saturday, Oct. 29 3:30 p.m. ET | CBS Tipico Line: Georgia -6.5 @PhilHarrisonBW: Georgia @MarkRussell1975: Georgia @JoshKeatley16: Georgia CONSENSUS PICK: Georgia

Oregon at California Saturday, Oct. 29 3:30 p.m. ET | FS1 Tipico Line: Oregon -18.5 @PhilHarrisonBW: Oregon @MarkRussell1975: Oregon @JoshKeatley16: Oregon CONSENSUS PICK: Oregon

Oklahoma State at Kansas State Saturday, Oct. 29 3:30 p.m. ET | Fox Tipico Line: Kansas State -1.5 @PhilHarrisonBW: Oklahoma State @MarkRussell1975: Oklahoma State @JoshKeatley16: Oklahoma State CONSENSUS PICK: Oklahoma State

Kentucky at Tennessee Saturday, Oct. 29 7:00 p.m. ET | ESPN Tipico Line: Tennessee -12.5 @PhilHarrisonBW: Tennessee @MarkRussell1975: Tennessee @JoshKeatley16: Tennessee CONSENSUS PICK: Tennessee

TCU at West Virginia Saturday, Oct. 29 Noon ET | ESPN Tipico Line: TCU -7.5 @PhilHarrisonBW: TCU @MarkRussell1975: West Virginia @JoshKeatley16: TCU CONSENSUS PICK: TCU


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