Yes, college football fans. It’s officially game week.

With that, how about some bold Big Ten West predictions to tide you over until the weekend?

  1. Wisconsin doesn’t lose a conference game until the regular season finale
  2. Mitch Leidner and Joel Stave both throw for 2,500 yards
  3. Iowa finishes ahead of Nebraska
  4. Kirk Ferentz returns to Iowa City in 2016
  5. As does every B1G West coach, including Bill Cubit
  6. Wes Lunt plays his first full season healthy
  7. And throws for more yards than any West quarterback
  8. Minnesota, Northwestern or Wisconsin pulls off a Week 1 upset
  9. Mike Riley doesn’t get to nine wins
  10. Ferentz does
  11. Corey Clement gets his 2,000 yards
  12. Briean Boddy-Calhoun and Eric Murray combine for double digit interceptions
  13. Jordan Canzeri takes over Iowa’s starting RB job…and rushes for 1,000 yards
  14. Nebraska throws the ball more times than it runs for the first time in eight years
  15. Clayton Thorson earns freshman All-American honors
  16. But Northwestern still misses a bowl
  17. De’Mornay Pierson El does not play against Wisconsin
  18. Danny Anthrop is the unofficial comeback player of the year
  19. He and Jordan Westerkamp finish 1-2 in the West in receiving yards
  20. Minnesota does not take a step back in wins, despite the Big Ten’s toughest schedule
  21. No West team besides Wisconsin cracks the AP poll until November
  22. Wisconsin finishes in the top 10 nationally against the pass
  23. So does Minnesota
  24. Purdue true freshman Markell Jones is 2015’s version of Justin Jackson
  25. Wisconsin has the West won before the finale in Minnesota