I may have been going out on too much of a limb.

Last week, I predicted that the Big Ten would run the table and the conference would get the bounce back week it needed. Even though the former didn’t pan out, the latter can’t be argued.

But then again, how tough a call was that? I picked all favorites and went 12-2. There’s nothing bold about that.

This week, I got a little bold and at the expense of some Big Ten teams in the unofficial B1G/ACC challenge. Feel free to tell me I’m wrong. But just know that you will hurt my feelings by doing so.

Enough sarcasm. Here are my Week 3 picks:

Last week: 12-2

Season total: 22-6

North Carolina 31, Illinois 24

South Florida 35, Maryland 31

Michigan 42, UNLV 3

No. 4 Michigan State 48, Air Force 14

Minnesota 42, Kent State 7

Duke 17, No. 23 Northwestern 14

Miami 38, Nebraska 34

No. 1 Ohio State 45, Northern Illinois 14

Virginia Tech 24, Purdue 21

Wisconsin 52, Troy 7

Western Kentucky 52, Indiana 48

Iowa 28, Pitt 21

Penn State 14, Rutgers 13