Football

Did You See This? NU's Girardi

Northwestern's Joe Girardi

Joe Girardi at the Northwestern-Michigan State Game

Joe Girardi has had his share of success since leaving Northwestern, the school at which he was a standout baseball player. He has four World Series rings, after all, in addition to playing in one All-Star Game and winning one Manager of the Year award. On Saturday, Girardi was back in Evanston as Northwestern’s honorary captain for the Wildcats’ season finale against Legends Division champ Michigan State. Watch our sideline interview with Girardi now and track the Michigan State-Northwestern game here.

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Let's do it again: Wisconsin vs. Michigan State

Wisconsin's Russell Wilson

Joe Girardi at the Northwestern-Michigan State Game

As it turns out, we’ll get a Wisconsin-Michigan State rematch. The Badgers drilled Penn State on Saturday to win the Leaders Division and advance to the Big Ten title game against the Spartans. In other action, Michigan snapped its streak against Ohio State, Michigan State took down Northwestern, Minnesota dropped reeling Illinois and Purdue beat Indiana. Catch up on all the Week 13 action on our Big Ten scoreboard. You can find standings here, and the bowl schedule is here.

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Nebraska defeats Iowa, 20-7

November 25, 2011; Lincoln, NE, USA; Nebraska Cornhuskers linebacker Jim Ebke (32) celebrates during the first quarter of their game against the Iowa Hawkeyes at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Matt Ryerson-US PRESSWIRE

Iowa at Nebraska - Football Highlights

Rex Burkhead, who started the week with his right foot in a walking boot, ran for 160 yards and a touchdown on a school-record 38 carries and No. 22 Nebraska defeated Iowa 20-7 on Friday. Burkhead pounded away at Iowa’s defense 4 and 5 yards at a time and looked like his old self after being held to a season-low 36 yards in last week’s loss at Michigan.

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Dienhart: What to Watch for Saturday

Wisconsin's Russell Wilson

Penn State D vs. Wisconsin O

There are many things to keep your eyes on this weekend. Can Wisconsin QB Russell Wilson pass effectively vs. a tough Penn State defense? Is Ohio State’s defense capable of slowing down Michigan’s ground game? Can Nebraska slow down Iowa RB Marcus Coker? Those are just a few of the things to watch for on Saturday. I offer up 12 things to look for Saturday, the final weekend of the Big Ten football season.

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