Pickin' on the Big Ten: Week 6, 2017 Season

By Mark Hasty on October 5, 2017 at 10:00 am
Illinois head coach Lovie Smith
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[EDITOR'S NOTE: Mark spent most of this week traveling the mid-Mississippi Valley in a small rental car with a whiny transmission, listening to AM news radio. We think it may have had an effect on him.]

Illinois at Iowa

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Iowa 31, Illinois 20.

Michigan State at Michigan

"We go now to the phones. Jim in Ann Arbor, you're on SpartanTalkBack with Mark Dantonio, hello."

[...]

"Jim. Jim, turn down your radio."

[...]

"Jim."

"H-hello?"

"Hello, Jim, you're on SpartanTalk Back."

"... am I on?"

"Yes, Jim, you're on."

"Right now?"

"Right now. You're on the radio right now, Jim, what's your question?"

"H ... how are you guys?"

"That's your question, Jim?"

"N ... no. My question is for Coach Dantonio. Is he there?"

"I'm here ... Jim. Not Jim H., is it?"

"N ... no. My question for you, Coach?"

"... yes?"

"Is your refrigerator running? BABABOOEY!"

Michigan 34, Michigan State 21.

Wisconsin at Nebraska

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Wisconsin 44, Nebraska 28.

Penn State at Northwestern

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Penn State 38, Northwestern 24.

Maryland at Ohio State

Alright. Here's the deal. I'm not saying there's a conspiracy to try to keep the Terrapins down, but all these quarterback injuries, all these injuries, they just ... I don't know. I just. Don't. Know.

I don't think they're a coincidence. I don't think they're a happy accident. Or an unfortunate accident. Whatever you wanna call them.

I just ... isn't it strange that after the Terrapins beat Texas, and that's a blue-blood program right there, you know it is, they start losing quarterbacks? I mean, it was one thing a few seasons ago when they lost Danny O'Brien to Wisconsin, you just know the mainstream liberal media was behind that, Madison is such a liberal city, you know it's actually against the law to stay in the city more than 90 minutes if you've gone to church in the past year, right? No, I think something is happening to those Maryland quarterbacks. I don't know who's behind it, but isn't it just a bit strange that we haven't heard from George Soros in a while?

Ohio State 48, Maryland 20.

Minnesota at Purdue

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Purdue 28, Minnesota 23.

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