Big Ten lunch links
October, 28, 2013
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
Don't get picked off before checking out the links.
- After a late October surge, Minnesota considers itself a division title contender.
- Nebraska's brutal loss falls on coach Bo Pelini. A good breakdown of the Huskers' offensive problems by Sam McKewon.
- Michigan State's season truly begins this week against rival Michigan, Graham Couch writes. Nick Baumgardner breaks down some key matchups in the Michigan-MSU game.
- Braxton Miller's confident play draws praise from Urban Meyer, who calls Miller "a quarterback that's a really good athlete now."
- Iowa needs to accelerate its youth movement, Andrew Logue writes. The Hawkeyes are already locked in on Wisconsin.
- A good breakdown of the issues surrounding a spiraling Northwestern team right now.
- Penn State's defensive disaster in Columbus wasn't a surprise, David Jones writes.
- There was no progress for Illinois in Saturday's loss to Michigan State, Mark Tupper writes. Illini QB Nathan Scheelhaase says it's no time for a pity party.
- Wisconsin needs a lot of help to position itself for a potential BCS at-large berth.
BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
12:00 PM ET Northwestern Iowa 12:00 PM ET Maryland Penn State 12:00 PM ET Wisconsin Rutgers 3:30 PM ET Purdue 15 Nebraska 3:30 PM ET Indiana Michigan 8:00 PM ET Illinois 16 Ohio State