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Welcome to the penultimate Saturday of the regular season. And, it’s a Saturday filled with some big games, none bigger than Michigan State’s visit to Ohio State.
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The Big Ten East has some strong defensive lines. And none is stronger than Michigan State’s front, led by end Shilique Calhoun. Ohio State has perhaps the Big Ten’s best player on its line in end Joey Bosa.
There’s never a dull day at the Big Ten Network offices, even in the offseason. On Monday, BTN.com web editor Sean Merriman had the chance to catch up with Penn State head coach James Franklin.
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November opens with a full slate of seven Big Ten games—including one trophy battle. But it’s Michigan State’s visit to Nebraska that is the biggest game of the week.
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The Big Ten East is home to two of the conference’s top backfields at Ohio State and Michigan State. In fact, the Buckeye backfield may be the best in the nation. Quarterback issues loom at Michigan, Rutgers and Maryland, while Penn State, Indiana, Michigan and MSU need to solidify their running back spots.
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Trick or treat! This is an abbreviated schedule with just five games on the slate.