Week in Review: Looking ahead to Week 13 B1G games

We are heading down the home stretch with just two weeks left in the Big Ten regular season. Here is a rundown of the upcoming games on Saturday 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 a doubleheader as Illinois takes on Purdue and Michigan travels to Iowa City to battle the Hawkeyes. Immediately following that, Nebraska will take on Penn State at 3:30 p.m. in Happy Valley. All three games will also be available on BTN2Go.

Let’s break down the Big Ten games here.

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ILLINOIS (3-7, 0-6) at PURDUE (1-9, 0-6) – noon ET, BTN/BTN2Go

Will Illinois’ dubious 20-game Big Ten losing streak come to an end on Saturday against Purdue? Get Tom Dienhart’s answer to that and more in this week’s edition of Four Downs.

MICHIGAN (7-3, 3-3) at IOWA (6-4, 3-3) – noon ET, BTN/BTN2Go

What team faces a “Must Win” game this weekend? Tom Dienhart says a win over Iowa would mean a lot for this Michigan program. See why as Tom highlights the Best of Week 13.

MICHIGAN STATE (9-1, 6-0) at NORTHWESTERN (4-6, 0-6) – noon ET, ESPN

What is the key matchup to watch in Saturday’s Michigan State vs. Northwestern game? Tom Dienhart says it’s Northwestern’s offensive line vs. Michigan State’s defensive line. Find out why in Tom’s Week 13 Previews.

WISCONSIN (8-2, 5-1)  at MINNESOTA (8-2, 4-2) – 3:30 p.m. ET, ESPN

What Big Ten team has the most on the line this Saturday? Tom Dienhart says the correct answer is Wisconsin. Submit your answer to that question and more in Tom’s Week 13 Big Ten Grid Quiz.

NEBRASKA (7-3, 4-2) at PENN STATE (6-4, 3-3) – 3:30 p.m. ET, BTN/BTN2Go

Penn State is ineligible for a postseason bowl, but what bowl game will Nebraska play in? Tom Dienhart has the Huskers playing Oklahoma in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl. Check out all of Tom’s Big Ten Bowl Projections.

INDIANA (4-6, 2-4) at OHIO STATE (10-0, 6-0) – 3:30 p.m. ET, ABC

Does Ohio State have a National Championship caliber team this year? Sean Merriman went one-on-one with Chris “Beanie” Wells and asked him that question and more in 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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