Big Ten Football Game by Game Predictions: Week 4

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Sep 19, 2015; East Lansing, MI, USA; The Michigan State Spartans celebrate after beating the Air Force Falcons at Spartan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Mike Carter-USA TODAY Sports

Kansas (0-2) vs. Rutgers (1-2) at 12 p.m. ET on BTN

Kansas, one of the worst Big 12 teams, will be traveling to Rutgers to take on the Scarlet Knights, one of the worst Big Ten teams, on Saturday afternoon. This one could turn out to be seriously ugly as both teams will struggle on both sides of the ball, but ultimately, the home team, lead by sophomore quarterback Chris Laviano, will come out on top.

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Prediction: Kansas 17, Rutgers, 24

No. 22 BYU (2-1) vs. Michigan (2-1) at 12 p.m. ET on ABC

Who would have thought that this game would be a solid matchup when the season began? Michigan has won two straight games while the BYU Cougars are coming off a tough loss against UCLA in week three. Tanner Mangum will have a great day passing the ball all over the Big House, but the game will come down to the final ticks. Michigan, however, loses by a hair on a late field goal miss

Prediction: BYU 28, Michigan 27

Central Michigan (1-2) vs. Michigan State (3-0) at 12 p.m. ET on BTN

This really shouldn’t be that close of a game, and it won’t. While the first quarter will end in a 7-7 tie, the game will ultimately be won at the hands of Connor Cook. Michigan State will go into halftime with a decent lead and just keep extending it in the second half. This will be the first game this season in which the Spartans outscore their opponent in the second half.

Prediction: Central Michigan 21, Michigan State 41

Southern Miss (2-1) vs. Nebraska (1-2) at 12 p.m. ET on ESPNews

It’s been a tough season so far for Nebraska and first-year head coach Mike Riley. Losing at the hands of BYU in week one on a Hail Mary had to have been tough, but throwing a pick in overtime on the road against Miami to lose in week three was just devastating.

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