Beonard's Losers

2006, Week 10

Howdy, football fans! Another 5-2 weekend from the Smart Pill machine.  Am I finally getting good at this?  There's only one way to find out - let's take a look at this week's games..

Northwestern at Iowa
The purple kitties head west to Iowa this weekend to try their claws out on a flock of Hawkeyes and try to break a 6 game losing streak.  The local birds have only one home loss this season and that's to the number one team in the country.  I feel bad for 'em, but it'll be the felines who come out of this one bloody.  Beonard's loser: Northwestern


Indiana at Minnesota
Glen Mason's career is in serious jeopardy, and he hopes that his rodents will have an answer for Terry Hoeppner's hot shots.  The Gophers are coming off a 44-0 loss to Ohio State and they need a win here to keep any sense of legitmacy.  Meanwhile, Indiana is above .500 in conference play and after spanking the Spartans last week, they only need one more win to end the Big Ten's longest bowl drought.  Maybe it is because I'm biased, but I have to go with the home team in this one.  Beonard's loser: Indiana


Illinois at Ohio State
People thought Illinois might be a contender when they beat Michigan State.  Then they forgot to keep winning.  This weekend, they'll play host to the best football team in the land.  Ron Zook is an optomist, but no one can think Illinois has a chance in this one.  Look for Illinois to get their 5th straight loss. Beonard's loser: Illinois


Purdue at Michigan State
I've been saying it for weeks now and finally Michigan State proved me right.  This week, they announced that John L. Smith will not be returning as a coach next year.  Pay attention, Joe Tiller, your job could be up next.  The West Lafayette locomotive has plenty of coal, but they just can't build up any steam.  The way both teams have been playing, I'm not sure either one of them deserve to win, but if the visitng bartenders can wake their offense up without putting the defense to sleep, they'll return home  victorious.  Beonard's loser: Michigan State


Penn State at Wisconsin
This is easily the best game in the Big Televen this week.  Joe Pa will bring his kitties up to cheese land to take on Bret Bielema's rodents.  The Nittany Lions are out to prove that last season wasn't a fluke and they'll be eager to sink their teeth into some Wisconsin flesh.  With the exception of Michigan, no team has even come close to toppling the Badgers, and you can expect Camp Randall to be well-defended.. Beonard's loser: Penn State


Ball State at Michigan
The Muncie birds don't have an enviable schedule this season.  This weekend, they'll take on a third Big Ten opponent as they head up to Ann Arbor to sacrifice themselves to Lloyd Carr's Wolverines.  I don't think I really need to say much about this game.  It'll be over before it starts. Beonard's loser: Ball State

Well, folks, that's all the Smart Pill Machine has for us this week. Time for a nap. Enjoy the games!


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