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Tuesday, September 17, 2013
Big Ten picks rewind: Week 3

By Adam Rittenberg

After mirroring picks in Week 2, we had several disagreements with the Week 3 selections. I fared better in those games and moved into a tie with Brian Bennett in the season standings, but both of us, like the league we cover, didn't exactly light things up.

WEEK 3/SEASON RECORD

Adam Rittenberg: 10-2, 31-5 (.861)
Brian Bennett: 9-3, 31-5 (.861)

Let's look back at the predictions made by each of us as well as guest picker Adam Fraser from Gilbert, Ariz.

Rewind time ...

Bowling Green at Indiana
Western Illinois at Minnesota
UCLA at Nebraska
Akron at Michigan
Youngstown State at Michigan State
Iowa at Iowa State
UCF at Penn State
Washington vs. Illinois (at Chicago)
Ohio State at California
Notre Dame at Purdue
Western Michigan at Northwestern
Wisconsin at Arizona State

You've seen how we performed. Now it's time to check on our guest picker, Adam Fraser.

Bowling Green 42, Indiana 40
Minnesota 30, Western Illinois 20
Nebraska 41, UCLA 37
Michigan 45, Akron 6
Michigan State 20, Youngstown State 13
Iowa 20, Iowa State 16
Penn State 24, UCF 13
Washington 31, Illinois 30
Ohio State 30, California 28
Notre Dame 38, Purdue 14
Northwestern 48, Western Michigan 10
Arizona State 34, Wisconsin 20

Adam matched Brian's mark of 9-3, although most of his score predictions left much to be desired. Some of his predicted nail-biters (Bowing Green-Indiana, Ohio State-Cal, Nebraska-UCLA) turned out to be blowouts, while games like Wisconsin-Arizona State and Akron-Michigan were much closer than the forecast. UCF and Penn State ended up in a high-scoring affair. Not bad overall, though.

Who's our next guest picker? Tell us why you should be the choice here and here.