Look ahead to Saturday's B1G action

Ready for another jam-packed Big Ten football Saturday? We sure are! In order to get you ready for the action, here is a rundown of all 10 games on the slate and a recap of this week’s action leading up to Saturday. As always, make sure to utilize BTN’s GameFinder, which will provide you with channel information for all six BTN games. All games will also be available on BTN2Go.

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Western Michigan (0-3) at Iowa (2-1) – noon ET, BTN/BTN2Go

Mark Weisman’s 425 rushing yards are the most through Iowa’s first three games since Fred Russell had 471 rushing yards in Iowa’s first three games back in 2002. What can we expect from Weisman in Iowa’s matchup against Western Michigan? Tom Dienhart has that answer and more in this week’s edition of “Four Downs.”

San Jose State (1-1) at Minnesota (3-0) – noon ET

Every week during the 2013 football season, BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart, Brent Yarina, Sean Merriman and hoops analyst Stephen Bardo, a huge football fan, make their Big Ten picks. The group is split 50/50 on Saturday’s Minnesota vs. San Jose State game? Who has the Gophers coming out on top? Find out here as we reveal our Week 4 Picks.

Florida A&M (1-2) at Ohio State (3-0) – noon ET, BTN/BTN2Go

It looks like Ohio State QB Braxton Miller is going to be cleared to play this Saturday against FAMU, but does Urban Meyer go with Miller as his starter, or side with backup Kenny Guiton? Sean Merriman debates that topic with Ohio State beat writer Kyle Rowland.

Michigan State (3-0) at Notre Dame (2-1) – 3:30 p.m. ET, NBC

Which team has the upper hand in this much-anticipated matchup? Rick Pizzo, Brandon Williams, Jim Miller and the #BTNLive crew get a special appearance from Notre Dame fan and Fox Sports 1 host Regis Philbin, who sounds off on the matchup.

South Dakota State (1-0) at Nebraska (2-1) – 3:30 p.m. ET, BTN/BTN2Go

This has been a roller coaster week for Nebraska’s football program, but check out what South Dakota State’s coaching staff is expected to wear this Saturday in support of Jack Hoffman, the young Nebraska fan who is battling brain cancer.

Maine (3-0) at Northwestern (3-0)- 3:30 p.m. ET, BTN/BTN2Go

Does Pat Fitzgerald have the Wildcats poised for a run to the Rose Bowl this season? Tom Dienhart believes he does. Get all of Dienhart’s Big Ten Bowl Predictions right here.

Kent State (1-2) at Penn State (2-1) – 3:30 p.m. ET, BTN/BTN2Go

What would an all-Big Ten fantasy football team look like through three weeks of the season? Sean Merriman cracks the numbers and has Penn State WR Allen Robinson headlining his Big Ten Ultimate Football All-Star Team.

Purdue (1-2, 0-0) at Wisconsin (2-1, 0-0) - 3:30 p.m. ET, ABC

We are already 25 percent of the way through the season and Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon is averaging 159 yards per game and an eye-popping 12.9 yards per carry. But, is Gordon the most impressive B1G player thus fa? Tom Dienhart answers that question and more in this week’s Big Ten Grid Quiz.

Missouri (2-0) at Indiana (2-1) – 8 p.m. ET, BTN/BTN2Go

What is the top quarterback matchup in this week’s slate of Big Ten games? Tom Dienhart believes it has to be Indiana’s Nate Sudfeld vs. Missouri’s James Franklin.

Michigan (3-0) at Connecticut (0-2) – 8 p.m. ET, ABC

What does Michigan need to do to get back to being a National Championship-caliber program? Former U-M standout Marcus Ray answers that question and more in this week’s edition of Three-and-Out.

About Sean Merriman BTN.com web editor Sean Merriman covers football and men’s basketball and provides original content for BTN.com. You can follow him on Twitter @BTNSean.

Originally from Farmington Hills, MI, I have worked at the Big Ten Network since 2012 and took over my role as web editor and blogger in August, 2013. Follow me on twitter for constant Big Ten updates @srmerriman. Thanks and enjoy!!

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