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Monday, October 29, 2012
Big Ten lunchtime links
By Brian Bennett
A Leaders Division title looks less likely for Wisconsin, but the Badgers
can still win the Big Ten
if they can figure out their quarterback situation. Curt Phillips might be
the answer under center
for Bret Bielema's team.
will get the starting nod
at quarterback for Purdue this week. An October collapse puts a
ton of pressure on Danny Hope
Penn State got a commitment from
a Maryland running back
who's the son of a Lions great. Was the
big-game emotion too much
for Penn State on Saturday against Ohio State? It could be a while before there's a
game that big at Beaver Stadium
Ohio State succeeded
despite some crummy field position
at Penn State.
Braxton Miller delivered again
when the stakes were high.
has plenty to work on
during its week off.
After a great performance last week, it's time for
Nebraska's defense to close the deal
. The Huskers had a
2013 recruit decommit
Philip Nelson should
have been playing all along
for Minnesota, Jim Souhan writes. The Gophers have
a tall test this weekend
against Michigan, especially if Denard Robinson is healthy.
hopes to build on its victory
at Wisconsin. The Spartans are
bruised but not beaten
going nowhere without Denard Robinson
, Jeff Seidel writes. The Wolverines'
path now to a Big Ten title
is a rocky one.
Iowa athletic director Gary Barta says
Kirk Ferentz has his full support
. The Hawkeyes are trying to
keep their heads above water
in league play.
reversed roles with Illinois
in its first Big Ten win on Saturday. The Hoosiers
want to expect victories
from now on (subscription required).
Losing takes its toll: Tim Beckman says
he has lost 22 pounds
during the Illinois season. The Illini are
trying to stay positive
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