Can Badgers, Boilers do it again?

Originally Published: October 15, 2004
By Rich Podolsky | Special to ESPN Insider
When a couple of conference powers slug it out, like Wisconsin and Purdue did last week, there's often an emotional price to pay the following week. Sportswriters call it "letdown." Whatever you call it, it's rare when a team can answer a big game with another huge effort. Because of that, both Wisconsin (vs. Northwestern) and Purdue (vs. Michigan) look ripe for upsets this week, even though they're both at home.

Elsewhere we look for Texas Tech to stop Texas, and Texas A&M to continue it's amazing run. A&M, along with Northwestern and Toledo, are our choice picks this week.

Rich Podolsky

College Football
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