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Monday, October 24, 2011
Big Ten lunchtime links
By Brian Bennett
Zooey Deschanel sang the national anthem at a World Series game my Cardinals were playing in. Or did I just dream that?
Michigan State showed not only that it could beat Wisconsin but that it could
play with discipline
. The Spartans have the
best program in the state of Michigan
, Greg Johnson writes.
Focus on the trenches
when Michigan State and Nebraska meet.
Reviewing the Huskers' win
its other defensive miscues
before the Hail Mary play. Bret Bielema
made the right call
with his late-game timeouts, Ralph Russo writes. The Badgers must
regroup after a painful loss
Running the ball
just about every down
may be the solution for Ohio State. The Buckeyes
are still alive
in the Leaders Division.
Could it be that Penn State's quarterback carousel is actually
a masterstroke of coaching
by the Paternos? The Lions are
making plays when they need them
Purdue has found
its energy and enthusiasm
in the past few weeks. And the Boilers have
more variety on offense
With A.J. Derby changing positions, Jake Rudock appears to be the
heir apparent at quarterback
for Iowa. The Hawkeyes' defense
could be their undoing
Illinois is searching for
a more consistent effort
. Ron Zook
looks forward to playing Joe Paterno
, but the Illini better find a way to get back on the winning track.
Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald applied a sense of urgency to the Penn State game, but the
Wildcats fell apart again
Tre Roberson provides Indiana with a
little bit of hope
. The Hoosiers'
Week 8 in review
Is the book out on
stopping Denard Robinson
? The Wolverines'
leadership must take over
to make sure the team doesn't backslide in the home stretch.
Minnesota remains optimistic that it
can win a Big Ten game
before the season ends.