Big Ten lunchtime links
November, 12, 2012
By Brian Bennett | ESPN.com
I think all the Big Ten refs, coaches and fans need is a unity quilt. Works every time.
- Tim Beckman needs to fix the Illini offensive line and settle on one offensive coordinator, Mark Tupper says. Joe Cowley writes that the Illini should hire Bobby Petrino.
- The week in review for Indiana (hint: it wasn't pretty -- and subscription required). Will the Hoosiers be better prepared for their next big opportunity?
- Kirk Ferentz's attempt to reboot the Iowa program has failed, Pat Harty says. The Hawkeyes have more questions than answers.
- Could Michigan's perimeter defense prove a liability against Ohio State? Roy Roundtree's time arrived for the Wolverines.
- This week will bring "Salvation Saturday" to Michigan State and Northwestern. Spartans quarterback Andrew Maxwell thinks he can do more for the offense.
- Minnesota can't just rest now after getting bowl eligible. Jerry Kill is majorly concerned about injuries at the center position.
- Nebraska offensive coordinator Tim Beck is earning his salary this year. Bo Pelini's sideline behavior has become an overwrought topic, Steven Sipple writes.
- A circus catch doomed Northwestern.
- Jim Tressel will attend a 2002 Buckeyes reunion next week at Ohio State. The undefeated Buckeyes are a hot commodity on the recruiting trail.
- Conspiracy theories are floating around Penn State these days after a rough call at Nebraska. Zach Zwinak is carrying the load in the Nittany Lions running game.
- Patrick Higgins did well as a substitute play caller for Purdue against Iowa.
- Curt Phillips called his first start for Wisconsin "average" and aims for quick improvement. The Badgers want to beat Ohio State, not just take the Buckeyes spot in Indianapolis.
- Big Ten power rankings from BTN and Athlon.
BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
2:00 PM ET Washington State Colorado State 3:30 PM ET 20 Fresno State 25 USC 5:30 PM ET Buffalo San Diego State 9:00 PM ET Tulane Louisiana-Lafayette
6:00 PM ET Pittsburgh Bowling Green 9:30 PM ET Utah State 23 Northern Illinois
2:30 PM ET Marshall Maryland 6:00 PM ET Syracuse Minnesota 9:30 PM ET Brigham Young Washington
12:00 PM ET Rutgers Notre Dame 3:20 PM ET Cincinnati North Carolina 6:45 PM ET Miami (FL) 18 Louisville 10:15 PM ET Michigan Kansas State
11:45 AM ET Middle Tennessee Navy 3:15 PM ET Ole Miss Georgia Tech 6:45 PM ET 10 Oregon Texas 10:15 PM ET 14 Arizona State Texas Tech
12:30 PM ET Arizona Boston College 2:00 PM ET Virginia Tech 17 UCLA 4:00 PM ET Rice Mississippi State 8:00 PM ET 24 Duke 21 Texas A&M
12:00 PM ET Nebraska 22 Georgia 12:00 PM ET UNLV North Texas 1:00 PM ET Iowa 16 LSU 1:00 PM ET 19 Wisconsin 9 South Carolina 5:00 PM ET 5 Stanford 4 Michigan State 8:30 PM ET 15 UCF 6 Baylor
7:30 PM ET 13 Oklahoma State 8 Missouri 8:30 PM ET 12 Clemson 7 Ohio State