Sherrick McManis Memorial Picks, Week 6


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Indiana vs. Ohio State

But Indiana has such a good offense! Flip side: Ohio State also has a good offense, but also has, like, good defenders, whereas Indiana has negative defensive skills.

Pick: Ohio State

Pick in a mascot fight to the death: Hoosiers: still capable of stomping buckeye nuts. Game, Indiana

Illinois vs. Penn State

Penn State has actually lost games this year. Illinois has actually looked competent against teams like Ohio State. You're probably thinking this makes Illinois a swanky upset pick. Well, that might be true, but it still makes you an idiot if you pick them.

Pick: Penn State

Pick in a mascot fight to the death: I'm sure various Native Americans had to fight off various mountain lions from time to time. Mountain lions might not be Steven Seagal, but I presume they are relatively hard to kill: they're big-ass cats that can run fast and bit lots of crap, and they're agile and good at balancing and killing you. Game, Penn State.

Minnesota vs. Wisconsin

Wisconsin might have lost last week. That doesn't make this not one of the bigger mismatches possible in Big Ten play, although it's not on par with the Ohio State vs. dark ages Northwestern games, or even Ohio State vs. two years ago Northwestern.

Pick: Wisconsin

Pick in a mascot fight to the death: Two fairly unfrightening mammals here: neither of them is very fast, very large or very good at killing. It's kind of like the Purdue-Indiana of mammal death fights. However, the pick here is clear: the gopher, while adept at burrowing, has nowhere near the ferocity of a badger, which is an omnivorous animal which eats insects as well as small amphibians, reptiles, and even mammals and birds. That, sirs, is a squat, four-legged killing machine. This fight would take a long time, and be relatively adorable, but eventually the badger would fend off the gophers attemts to burrow holes into its chest and win the day. Game, Wisconsin.

Michigan State vs. Michigan

Gameday, people. All our hopes of having College Gameday come to Evanston, Illinois depend on two things: NU winning against Purdue tomorrow, and Michigan State doing work against Michigan and Illinois. They did the relatively possible last week against Wisconsin - if Michigan isn't an easier opponent for the Spartans, I'd be surprised. Now if only they could do something about that Denard Robinson guy.

Pick: Michigan State

Pick in a mascot fight to the death: You think a Spartan would be afraid of a dog-like mammal? They killed that giant axe-wielding bro from the movie 300 that was like 40 feet tall. Game, Michigan State.


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