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There are four remaining unbeaten teams in the Big Ten heading into Week 6 of the college football season: Iowa, Northwestern, Michigan State and Ohio State.
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The first full slate of Big Ten games looms with all 14 teams in action vs. one another in seven contests. Top billing: Northwestern at Michigan on BTN/BTN2Go. Can NU remain perfect as it treks to play the white-hot Wolverines? Also, Illinois can show it’s legit by winning at unbeaten Iowa. And Wisconsin visits Nebraska with both teams desperate for success.
Here are some hard takes on this Saturday’s action.
Iowa’s defense has been nothing short of outstanding this season.
This is the first week of full-scale Big Ten action, with seven conference games. And the headliner is Northwestern at Michigan. But there are other enticing clashes.
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In 2015, Iowa football coach Kirk Ferentz has embraced change in college football and it’s paying off for the Hawkeyes this season. “The big thing is before we change anything,” Ferentz said recently, “we want to make sure we’re making the right changes.” BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart takes a look at the veteran football coach and his 5-0 Hawkeyes, and watch a one-on-one interview with BTN’s Rick Pizzo.
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Who wins Week 6 Big Ten football games? BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart, Sean Merriman and Brent Yarina, plus Michigan State beat writer, offer their picks inside. Pick your winners, too.