Minnesota (away) vs.  New Mexico St (home): The Gophers coming off a big win over UNLV go on the road in a hot climate against the Aggies of New Mexico State.  This Gopher defense is on a mission this season to show that they are amongst the elite in the BigTen.  Another  defensive challenge on the road  awaits Minnesota facing New Mexico St. talented QB Andrew McDonald who threw for 242yards and rushed for 50 in their lost to #15 Texas Longhorns last week. The Big Ten gets the win here.  #JYPREDICTION: Minnesota

Indiana (home) vs. Navy (away): Each week its going to get more and more challenging for the Indiana  Hoosiers.  The question people continuously bring up about Indiana is “Are they ready?”  This week the Hoosiers go up against a good Navy team who went 8-5 last season and enters Bloomington,  Indiana with lots of confidence.  Indiana offensively looked impressive in their win against Indiana State,  however, defensively there are still question marks.  Navy will show the Big Ten what Indiana is made of.  The good thing for Hoosier fans, they are playing at home.   #JYPREDICTION: Indiana

Michigan St (home) vs. South Florida (away):  South Florida will be in trouble coming into East Lansing this weekend facing an athletic and dominant Spartan defense.  Michigan State size and quickness  gives them a huge advantage over the Bulls.  South Florida will need some great players who wore Bulls jerseys such as Michael Jordan and Scottie Pippen (Chicago Bulls) to escape with a victory against Michigan State.  Keep an eye out for South Florida’s running back Marcus Shaw who rushed for 145 yards with one touchdown last weekend.  #JYPREDICTION: Michigan State

#3 Ohio St (home) vs. San Diego St. (away):  For some reason, the media all week doubts Ohio State as  being the most dominant team in the Big Ten.  San Diego State should’ve probably played the Buckeyes week one because Ohio State is coming out to prove to the world they are national championship material.  I expect Braxton Miller to dominate and lead his team offensively.  Defensively Ohio State will play much more physical than they did against Buffalo last week.   #JYPREDICTION: Ohio St

#21 Wisconsin (home) vs. Tennessee Tech (away): Wisconsin looked phenomenal in their game last  week against UMASS on both sides of the football.  Badgers RB Melvin Gordon has the potential to play  in the NFL he is that good.  Tennessee Tech got a nice win last week versus Cumberland, but Wisconsin  will be a much tougher opponent for the Eagles.  Wisconsin has the complete package, and should  cruise to 2-0 on the season.  #JYPREDICTION:  Wisconsin

Illinois (home) vs. Cincinatti (away): Nathan Scheelhaase for Illinois played well last week, but they  escaped Southern Illinois.  This Illinois team is young, and even though the Illini is home this weekend, Cincinatti has more talent and experience to get the job done.  The Bearcats are led by QB Munchie Legaux who makes plays in the air and on the ground.  I don’t think Illinois will have an answer for him defensively. #JYPREDICTION:  Cincinatti

Purdue (home) vs. Indiana St (away): The Boilermakers home opener should be successful against the Sycamores of Indiana State.  Purdue faced a veteran team and loss on the road in Cincinatti last week  which many players took as a learning experience.  Defensively Purdue is solid.  Offensively, this game  should serve as a confidence builder in preparation for next week match up against #14 Notre Dame.  #JYPREDICTION:  Purdue

#17Michigan (home) vs. #14Notre Dame (away): Both teams won their opening games last week. Michigan against Notre Dame is one of the biggest rivalry games you look forward too as a college football fan.  Michigan QB Devin Gardner last week scored 18 points by himself passing for one touchdown and running for two more.  Defensively Michigan looked good versus Central Michigan last week.  They are fundamentally sound, and quick to the football.  Lets not forget Notre Dame played in the National Championship last year, and have a good leader running the show in QB Tommy Rees.   Rees threw for 346 yards and three touchdowns last week against Temple winning 28-6.  Temple  doesn’t have Michigan Wolverines smothering defense, and then playing in the “Big House” I give Michigan the edge in this one, putting a win in the Big Ten column in this historic rivalry.  #JYPREDICTION:  Michigan

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Penn State (home) vs. Eastern Michigan (away):  Freshman QB Christian Hackenberg looks to lead Penn State to an 2-0 start against a tough Eastern Michigan team.  Hackenberg threw for 278 yards and two touchdowns last week against a good Syracuse team and played with the poise of an upperclassman. Eastern Michigan is also coming offa win against Howard University led by an impressive opening day performance by QB Tyler Benz who passed for 210yards with two touchdowns, and Bronson Hll who rushed for 101 yards and also had two touchdowns.  Penn State physical play offensively and defensively  wears opponents down and I think it holds true against Eastern Michigan.  #JYPREDICTION:  Penn State

Iowa (home) vs. Missouri St (away): Iowa took a tough loss last week against a good Northern Illinois team at home.  This week Missouri St will be over matched by the Hawkeyes.  Iowa has a quality running game and QB Jake Rudock did look good against the Huskies last week.  Iowa dominates this game and goes to .500 (1-1) on the year.  #JYPREDICTION:  IOWA

#22Nebraska(home) vs.  Southern Mississippi(away): The message in the locker room this week for  Nebraska is never take an opponent for granted.  Games are played on the field not on paper and I  hope the Corn Huskers come focused and ready to go up against Southern Mississippi.  The Golden  Eagles is led by QB Allan Bridgford who threw for 377 yards and one touchdown in their loss last week  to Texas State.  Taylor Martinez must complete passes at a high percentage so that its not so much  stress on Ameer Abdullah and Nebraska’s running game.  Defensively Nebraska needs to show more  improvement and commitment to stopping their opponent this week.  #JYPREDICTION:  Nebraska

#19 Northwestern (home) vs Syracuse (away):  Last week Northwestern showed the entire college  football world that they are a team filled with players who can step in and get the job done no matter  who is out on the field.  Defensively Northwestern attacks you and looks to create points off turnovers.  Wildcat QB Trevor Siemian makes great decisions and have confidence that his receivers will do  their job.  His leadership last week was tremendous and I expect the same against the Orangemen.  #JYPREDICTION: Northwestern