Big Ten lunch links
November, 3, 2011
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
If you let me keep that hang glider, those geese would have followed me to the wetlands.
- Ohio State and Indiana have played the most freshmen in the Big Ten, so the future in now, Doug Lesmerises writes. Buckeyes reserve running back Carlos Hyde could be back in the mix soon because of recent developments.
- No surprise as Wisconsin makes changes to its punt protection team. Wisconsin isn't the only Big Ten title contender struggling on the road.
- Nebraska greats chime in on the Legend of Rex, Steven M. Sipple writes. Huskers quarterback Taylor Martinez is getting "a little bit smarter" with his play.
- Michigan State's linebackers are getting healthy. The Spartans are putting the finishing touches on their 2012 recruiting class. Sad news about the cause of death for former MSU great Bubba Smith.
- Michigan wide receiver Jeremy Gallon plays bigger than his size. The Wolverines' seniors finally have something to play for in November.
- A good breakdown from Phil Miller on Minnesota's perfectly executed onside kick against Iowa. Not everyone cooperated in Minnesota's celebration Saturday.
- Iowa's defensive line has to make do with what it has. Hawkeyes defensive back Jordan Bernstine proves his doubters wrong.
- The Big Ten Network's Dave Revsine goes inside the numbers throughout the league.
- Beating Nebraska could turn around Northwestern's disappointing season.
- Quarterback Matthew McGloin takes control of Penn State's offense. Penn State's STEP program for tickets has contributed to a decline in attendance.
- Purdue's ball security has been a hallmark this season.
- Dismissed Indiana wideout Damarlo Belcher paid the price for breaking a rule he and his classmates helped write, Dustin Dopirak writes (subscription required). Indiana should get two probable starters back at Ohio State.
- The face of the Big Ten quarterback is changing, Loren Tate writes.
- There's a Big Ten presence in this week's Bottom 10.
BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
Halftime Nevada 3 Louisiana-Lafayette 10 2:20 PM ET Utah State UTEP 3:30 PM ET 22 Utah Colorado State 5:45 PM ET Western Michigan Air Force 9:15 PM ET South Alabama Bowling Green
6:00 PM ET Marshall Northern Illinois 9:30 PM ET Navy San Diego State
12:00 PM ET Central Michigan Western Kentucky 8:00 PM ET Fresno State Rice
1:00 PM ET Illinois Louisiana Tech 4:30 PM ET Rutgers North Carolina 8:00 PM ET North Carolina State UCF
1:00 PM ET Cincinnati Virginia Tech 2:00 PM ET 15 Arizona State Duke 3:30 PM ET Miami (FL) South Carolina 4:30 PM ET Boston College Penn State 8:00 PM ET Nebraska 24 USC
2:00 PM ET Texas A&M West Virginia 5:30 PM ET Oklahoma 17 Clemson 9:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas
3:00 PM ET Notre Dame 23 LSU 6:30 PM ET 13 Georgia 21 Louisville 10:00 PM ET Maryland Stanford
12:30 PM ET 9 Ole Miss 6 TCU 4:00 PM ET 20 Boise State 10 Arizona 8:00 PM ET 7 Mississippi State 12 Georgia Tech
12:00 PM ET 19 Auburn 18 Wisconsin 12:30 PM ET 8 Michigan State 5 Baylor 1:00 PM ET 16 Missouri 25 Minnesota 5:00 PM ET 2 Oregon 3 Florida State 8:30 PM ET 1 Alabama 4 Ohio State
12:00 PM ET Houston Pittsburgh 3:20 PM ET Iowa Tennessee 6:45 PM ET 11 Kansas State 14 UCLA 10:15 PM ET Washington Oklahoma State