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Best of Week 5: It's time for conference play, Big Ten fans

From the best matchups to the best chance at an upset, BTN.com's Tom Dienhart covers it all as he looks ahead to Saturday's Week 5 action. Read the entire weekend preview and send him our Big Ten football questions for his mailbag at the bottom of his post.

Big Ten links: How do Iowa, Michigan QB situations shake out?

Michigan coach Brady Hoke says he has decided who will start at quarterback this Saturday but he's not saying. When it comes to quarterback questions, Iowa can relate. We take a look at these stories and others around the Big Ten this Thursday.

Mailbag: Tom Dienhart answers your questions entering Week 5

With the season in full gear, the cards and letters are rolling in. The breakout win by Iowa has some of you talking. And the concern continues to boil at Michigan. Let’s get to your letters.

Audio: Listen to your Big Ten football coach's teleconference

Each Tuesday morning during the Big Ten football season, the 14 Big Ten football coaches hold a Big Ten teleconference with reporters from around the country. We post the audio for each segment of the call here, and we do this every Tuesday afternoon. Northwestern Coach Pat Fitzgerald: Listen to what @CoachFitz51 had to say as @NUFBFamily gears up for week 5 of #B1G football action. http://t.co/BP8MZKM4uj — Northwestern on BTN (@BTN_NU) September 23, 2014 Michigan Coach Brady Hoke: Listen to what Brady Hoke had to say as @umichfootball gears up for week 5 of #B1G football action. http://t.co/iMXAgZpfoe —

Photos: Iowa fan shows fandom with Kirk Ferentz, Hayden Fry tattoos

Big Ten fans aren’t shy about showing their school pride. There’s an Iowa fan who has taken this practice to another level. Check out the giant Kirk Ferentz tattoo on one calf and the massive Hayden Fry tattoo on the other! Get our latest Gone Viral posts: Don't ask me how I found this. Just enjoy… pic.twitter.com/pdsQrfpIDI — Chris Hassel (@hasselESPN) September 22, 2014 Turns out the guy with the Ferentz calf tat has Fry on his other leg (via @cbkrebsbach) pic.twitter.com/bzxi5WM4IF — Chris Hassel (@hasselESPN) September 22, 2014 Impressive, no? Even more impressive: Ferentz and Fry represent Iowa’s only

Hashtags: Three for every Big Ten football team entering Week 5

We’ve had plenty of time to digest what we saw on the gridiron last Saturday. So, in this social media world, let’s slap a hashtag on it, OK? Get Tom Dienhart’s latest Big Ten coverage: Illinois: #cardiackids #toocloseforcomfort #thankyoujoshferguson Indiana: #terrifictevin #hugeupset #newlife Iowa: #sunshinekid #backontrack? #welcomebackoffense Maryland: #tightenthatdefense #testedinnonconference #feartheturtle Michigan: #struggling #lookslike2013 #whoistheQB? Michigan State: #firststeptowardrunningthetable #buzzsaw #bigtensbest Minnesota: #allrunnopass #needbalance #anotherunderrateddefense Nebraska: #fearameer #offensive #stillperfect Northwestern: #awinisawinisawin #workinprogress #bigplaysneeded Ohio State: #passdefensewillbetestedbycincy #improving #timetomakearun Penn State: #bigtenbigsurprise #finallyarungame #stillperfect Purdue: #improving #etlilngcomingon #defensemakingplays Rutgers: #tough #physical #resilient Wisconsin: #gordonisgreat #runningmachine #layingintheweeds About Tom Dienhart BTN.com senior writer