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No. 18 Michigan shut out No. 13 Northwestern, 38-0, Wisconsin rallied to beat Nebraska, 23-21, and Minnesota routed Purdue, 41-13, in late afternoon Big Ten action.
Michigan wanted to get off to a fast start against Northwestern on Saturday afternoon.
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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.
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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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.