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Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Big Ten picks rewind: Week 5

By Brian Bennett

Our stalemate in the pick-off was broken this past week, as Adam surged ahead by one after correctly pegging the Iowa-Minnesota game in an otherwise short week.

WEEK 5/SEASON RECORD

Adam Rittenberg: 4-0, 44-6 (.880)
Brian Bennett: 3-1, 43-7 (.860)

Here's one last look at the Week 5 predictions from us and our guest picker, Phillip Mykleby from Minneapolis:

Rewind those predictions ...

Miami (Ohio) at Illinois
Northern Illinois at Purdue
Iowa at Minnesota
Wisconsin at Ohio State

Now let's see how our guest picker, Phillip, performed:

Illinois 45, Miami (Ohio) 10
Northern Illinois 41, Purdue 28
Iowa 28, Minnesota 24
Ohio State 42, Wisconsin 24

Nice job, Phillip, as you went 4-0 and beat me this week. The Illinois and Northern Illinois score picks were better than ours, although you were off on Ohio State's margin of victory. (If the game ended after the third quarter, though, you would have almost had the margin right).

Who's going to be our guest picker this week? If you're interested, drop us a note here with a short explanation of why we should choose you to do battle in the Week 6 pick off.