Five Big Ten football facts heading into Week 13

Nov 7, 2015; Bloomington, IN, USA; Indiana Hoosiers running back Jordan Howard (8) reacts to scoring a touchdown during the first half of the game against the Iowa Hawkeyes  at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

Stewart Mandel on College Football Playoff

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Another week brought more exciting finishes in big ten play. In Columbus, Michael Geiger’s field goal gave Michigan State its second straight win in Columbus for the first time since 1951, ending the Buckeyes’ nation-long 24 game winning streak. And then in Madison, you had five turnovers, six Wildcat sacks, a pair of missed field goals, a running back spiking a football, three overturned touchdowns via replay and an education of the fair catch rule in a 13-7 Northwestern win; the Wildcats’ first victory at Camp Randall Stadium since the turn of the century.

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Hard Takes: Big Ten looks primed to send a team to the playoffs

Nov 21, 2015; Columbus, OH, USA; Michigan State Spartans head coach Mark Dantonio looks at the scoreboard against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium. The Spartans won 17-14. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports

We catch up with Mark Dantonio

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It’s the final weekend of the regular season. And, a lot is on the line. Michigan State is trying to sew up the East Division, while four teams are fighting to get to win No. 6 and guaranteed bowl eligibility. Oh, and Urban-Jim Bowl I takes place.

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