A week ago in this space we wrote: "The BuckeyeXtra collective was accurate with its picks (in Week 1) to the tune of an 84 percent success rate. Don't expect that to continue." Proving that we indeed *can* accurately predict some things, in Week 2 the group was right 54 percent of the time.

A week ago in this space we wrote:

The BuckeyeXtra collective was accurate with its picks (in Week 1) to the tune of an 84 percent success rate. Don't expect that to continue.

Proving that we indeedcan accurately predict some things, in Week 2 the group was right 54 percent of the time.

This week's games:

Northern Illinois at Ohio State
Illinois at North Carolina
Northwestern at Duke
Virginia Tech at Purdue
Nebraska at Miami
Pittsburgh at Iowa
Florida at Kentucky
Auburn at LSU
Georgia Tech at Notre Dame
Mississippi at Alabama

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Last week's results:

Rob Oller 7-3
Bob Hunter 6-4
Bill Rabinowitz 6-4
Rob Dewolf 5-5
Tim May 5-5
Ray Stein 5-5
Todd Jones 4-6

Year-to-date standings:

Rob Oller 15-5
Bob Hunter 15-5
Bill Rabinowitz 15-5
Rob Dewolf 14-6
Tim May 13-7
Ray Stein 13-7
Todd Jones 12-8

>> Predict Ohio State vs. Northern Illinois, plus other games

This week's picks (pickers listed alphabetically and certainly not in order of importance -- or expertise):

Rob Dewolf, BuckeyeXtra editor

Ohio State 52, Northern Illinois 20: Buckeyes manage to avoid looking ahead to Western Michigan as the daytime dramaHow the Quarterback Turns gets picked up for another week.

Illinois over North Carolina
Duke over Northwestern
Virginia Tech over Purdue
Miami over Nebraska
Iowa over Pittsburgh
Florida over Kentucky
LSU over Auburn
Georgia Tech over Notre Dame
Alabama over Mississippi

Bob Hunter, Dispatch sports columnist

Ohio State 45, Northern Illinois 21: Huskies make a good showing for MAC, but Buckeyes have too much offense.

North Carolina over Illinois
Duke over Northwestern
Virginia Tech over Purdue
Miami over Nebraska.
Iowa over Pittsburgh
Florida over Kentucky
LSU over Auburn
Georgia Tech over Notre Dame
Alabama over Mississippi

Todd Jones, Dispatch college football writer

Ohio State 47, Northern Illinois 24: A short week between games had the Buckeyes out of sorts against Hawaii. They'll be fully rested and roaring again this week even though Northern Illinois might be their best opponent to date.

North Carolina over Illinois
Northwestern over Duke
Virginia Tech over Purdue
Miami over Nebraska
Iowa over Pittsburgh
Kentucky over Florida
LSU over Auburn
Notre Dame over Georgia Tech
Alabama over Mississippi

Tim May, Dispatch beat writer

Ohio State 52, Northern Illinois 20: A full week of prep helps the Buckeyes find better footing on NILL Hill. The OSU defense, meanwhile, copes against the best offense it has faced so far this season.

North Carolina over Illinois
Northwestern over Duke
Virginia Tech over Purdue
Nebraska over Miami
Iowa over Pittsburgh
Kentucky over Florida
LSU over Auburn
Georgia Tech over Notre Dame
Alabama over Mississippi

Rob Oller, Dispatch sports columnist

Ohio State 48, Northern Illinois 14: Expect more meat and potatoes from a Buckeyes offense that showed too much taste for the gourmet against Hawaii, which means a healthy helping of Zeke Elliott.

North Carolina over Illinois
Northwestern over Duke
Virginia Tech over Purdue
Miami over Nebraska
Iowa over Pittsburgh
Florida over Kentucky
LSU over Auburn
Georgia Tech over Notre Dame
Alabama over Mississippi

Bill Rabinowitz, Dispatch beat writer

Ohio State 52, Northern Illinois 24: Northern Illinois' offense might give the Buckeyes fits for a while, but the Buckeyes should be able to roll on offense, if unlike last week they can stay out of their own way.

North Carolina over Illinois
Northwestern over Duke
Virginia Tech over Purdue
Nebraska over Miami
Iowa over Pittsburgh
Florida over Kentucky
LSU over Auburn
Georgia Tech over Notre Dame
Alabama over Mississippi

Ray Stein, Dispatch sports editor

Ohio State 42, Northern Illinois 21: The Buckeyes can blame last week's less-than-dominating performance on a lack of proper rest. They can blame this one on the legit MAC team that will come calling.

North Carolina over Illinois
Northwestern over Duke
Virginia Tech over Purdue
Miami over Nebraska
Pittsburgh over Iowa
Kentucky over Florida
Auburn over LSU
Georgia Tech over Notre Dame
Alabama over Mississippi