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Tuesday, October 29, 2013
Big Ten picks rewind: Week 9

By Adam Rittenberg

November is nearly upon us, and the predictions race, fittingly, is even entering the home stretch. Brian Bennett and I differed on just one game in Week 9, and it came down to Northwestern and Iowa in overtime at Kinnick Stadium. The Hawkeyes prevailed, and Brian erased his one-game deficit in the season standings.

Week 9/Season record

Adam Rittenberg: 2-2, 57-11
Brian Bennett: 3-1, 57-11

Here's one final look at the Week 9 predictions we made and those of guest picker Nick Galea from Normal, Ill.

It's rewind time ...

Nebraska at Minnesota
Northwestern at Iowa
Michigan State at Illinois
Penn State at Ohio State

You've seen our picks. Now it's time to check on our guest picker, Nick.

Nebraska 38, Minnesota 24
Iowa 28, Northwestern 27
Michigan State 27, Illinois 10
Ohio State 45, Penn State 38

Nick's picks mirrored Brian's, so he finished 3-1 and bested my 2-2 mark. His score predictions need some work, though, as none came close. Like us, he expected a higher-scoring game in Iowa City and a more competitive one in Columbus. Overall, not bad.

We already have this week's guest picker lined up, but tell us why you should be the choice for Week 11 here and here.