Week in Review: Looking ahead to four B1G games

It’s time to get you ready for this weekend’s Big Ten football action. Here is a rundown of all four games on the slate and a recap of this week’s news leading up to the big weekend ahead.

BTN’s coverage will kick off at noon ET with Nebraska at Purdue. That game will also be available on BTN2Go.

Let’s dive into the good stuff here.


NEBRASKA (4-1, 1-0) at PURDUE (1-4, 0-1) – noon ET, BTN/BTN2Go

Which player is “on the spot” in Saturday’s Nebraska vs. Purdue matchup? Tom Dienhart believes it is Purdue’s true freshman quarterback, Danny Etling. Find out why in Tom’s Week 7 Previews.

INDIANA (3-2, 1-0) at MICHIGAN STATE (4-1, 1-0) – noon ET, ESPN2

Does the emergence of quarterback Connor Cook make Michigan State the team to beat in the Legends Division? BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart has that answer and more in this week’s edition of Four Downs.

NORTHWESTERN (4-1, 0-1) at WISCONSIN (3-2, 1-1) – 3:30 p.m. ET, ABC

Which Big Ten team has the most on the line this Saturday? Tom Dienhart is going with Northwestern as his answer. Submit your answer here while taking Tom’s B1G Grid Quiz.

MICHIGAN (5-0, 1-0) at PENN STATE (3-2, 0-1) – 5 p.m. ET, ESPN

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 was split 50/50 on Saturday’s Michigan vs. Penn State game. Who has the Wolverines coming out on top? Find out here as we reveal our Week 7 Picks.

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.


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David W Puckett on 10/12/2013 @ 9:35am EDT Said:

think you guys can handle one game on BTN, this week? since all four weeks previously ..there was always one game not shown in our area.

    BTN.com staff on 10/12/2013 @ 10:59am EDT Said:

    The Extra Football Channels are offered to every TV provider. It’s up to your TV provider to offer them to their customers. It’s all right here.

reality check on 10/12/2013 @ 10:04am EDT Said:

As much as everyone in this building would like Mark Dantonio to succeed, I don’t see how he can compete against the four and five star athletes on both sides of the ball. It is fairly apparent that Sparty is whistling through the graveyard as November 2nd draws closer. I have a lot riding on Devon Gardner solidifying his Heisman status when he lights up the MSU defense for 300 yards. MSU better make hay in October because I really don’t see them winning a game in November. After 3 savage beat downs by Michigan, Nebraska and Northwestern, Mark Dantonio and crew will throw in the towel and mail it in as Minnesota ends their bowl eligibility hopes in route to a 5-7 train wreck of a season