Congratulations to tooty_pops for winning the Rutgers Five-Spot Challenge. His total deviation of 91 was 51 points better than second place ScKon. Tooty_pops was just one away from correctly predicting the yardage differential between Ohio State and Michigan against Rutgers (69) and he correctly predicted the final two questions: that Rutgers wouldn’t score a touchdown and that Michigan wouldn’t make a field goal. He was also the closest to De’Veon Smith’s rushing total (11, 37 away). He wins a prize box of product from our sponsors, Lane’s BBQ, Cultivate Coffee & Tap House, and Chayder Grilling Company.
ScKon was the closest to Chris Laviano’s passing yards (six, 33 away). Zigmun, boggie, DBenney09, ScKon, Michigan Mack, Ebenszac, Prymtymer, Jaeschke, and BigHouseBrandon all predicted that Rutgers wouldn’t score a touchdown, while ScKon, HTTV37, and BigHouseBrandon all predicted that Michigan wouldn’t make a field goal.
No one correctly predicted the score and the highest anyone predicted Michigan to score was 66 points. The average score prediction among the 31 contestants was Michigan 48 – Rutgers 7. Boggie was the closest with his prediction of Michigan 66 – Rutgers 3.
This week, Michigan hosts Illinois, who beat Rutgers during Michigan’s bye week to stay slightly above the Scarlet Knights in the Big Ten cellar. Here are this week’s picks.