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Tuesday Oct 25
4:00 PMVirginia at MarylandWatch
7:00 PMColumbia at Rutgers Watch
7:00 PMSt. Louis at IndianaWatch
7:00 PMDelaware at MarylandWatch
8:00 PMW. Illinois at WisconsinWatch
Wednesday Oct 26
6:00 PMMichigan at IndianaWatch
7:00 PMAkron at Ohio St.Watch
7:00 PMOhio St. at Penn St.Watch

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Latest Season Reviews News

Season in review: Michigan football

Michigan was the highest-rated Big Ten team in the AP preseason poll at No. 8, but it was undone by youth, injuries and a brutal schedule. The offense struggled much of the season, getting little production from the tailbacks and an inconsistent effort up front in Brady Hoke’s second season in Ann Arbor. But this is a young team with a bright future that still came close to winning the Legends Division. Michigan 2012 Date Opponent Result / Time 9/1 at 2 Alabama L 14 – 41 9/8 vs. Air Force W 31 – 25 9/15 vs. Massachusetts W 63

Nebraska vs Wisconsin

Season in review: Wisconsin football

Wisconsin isn’t apologizing for being the first five-loss team ever in the Rose Bowl. The Badgers will proudly punch their third ticket in a row to Pasadena, thanks largely to a defense that played well all season. This team’s grit in the face of adversity also is admirably, as the offensive line coach was canned two games into the season; three quarterbacks have started games; and now, head coach Bret Bielema has bolted. Wisconsin 2012 Date Opponent Result / Time 9/1 vs. Northern Iowa W 26 – 21 9/8 at Oregon State L 7 – 10 9/15 vs. Utah State W 16 – 14 9/22 vs. UTEP

Season in review: Michigan State football

The truth hurts, but here it comes: This is the most disappointing team in the Big Ten. The Spartans were considered legit Big Ten contenders coming off consecutive 11-win seasons. Defensive coordinator Pat Narduzzi’s unit did its part, yielding 20 or fewer points eight times. But the middling offense resulted in a .500 record, as Michigan State had to win its last game just to become bowl eligible for a sixth season in a row. How bad was it? The Spartans went 0-4 at home in Big Ten games, finishing the season No. 9 in the Big Ten in offense

Season in review: Nebraska football

In just their second season in the Big Ten, the Cornhuskers won the Legends Division. But that accomplishment was muted a bit by a 70-31 loss to Wisconsin in the league title game. Still, this is Bo Pelini’s best team since arriving in Lincoln in 2008, as it was fueled by the No. 1 total offense (462.2 ypg) and No. 2 scoring offense (35.1 ppg) in the league. The defense? It had some bumps, allowing 653 yards in a loss at UCLA, 63 points in a loss at Ohio State and the 70 vs. the Badgers. And turnovers were killer,

Season in review: Minnesota football

In just his second season in Minneapolis, Jerry Kill delivered the Golden Gophers to a bowl for the first time since 2009. The team jetted to a 4-0 start, but went just 2-6 to finish the season. The offense struggled down the stretch, as the Gophers finished 10th in total offense (317.5 ypg). Still, there are lots of positives to build on. Minnesota overcame having to use three different quarterbacks, including true freshman Philip Nelson who started the last six games. [RELATED: Read Tom Dienhart’s ongoing series of 2012 football season reviews. ] Minnesota 2012 Date Opponent Result / Time 8/30

NCAA Football: Michigan at Purdue

Season in review: Purdue football

Purdue is going to a bowl for a second consecutive season but the Boilermakers had to finish with a flurry to get there. More was expected from Danny Hope’s fourth team, and that’s why he was fired and Darrell Hazell was hired from Kent State. The offense struggled much of the season and lacked an identity and consistency. But a defense with several legit NFL prospects was the biggest disappointment, ranking No. 11 overall in the Big Ten (407.3 ypg) and 10th in scoring defense (29.0 ppg). [RELATED: Read Tom Dienhart’s ongoing series of 2012 football season reviews. ] Purdue 2012

Season in review: Indiana football

The Hoosiers still are searching for their first bowl trip since 2007, but they made strides in their second season under Kevin Wilson by winning four games after winning only one game overall and none in Big Ten action in 2011. And Indiana did this despite losing starting quarterback Tre Roberson for the season to a broken leg in the second game. To take the next step, the offense must improve up front and a defense that was last in the Big Ten overall (463.5 ypg) and last in scoring defense (35.5 ppg) needs more speed and talent. Read more

Venric Mark

Season in review: Wildcats football

If not for blowing leads against Nebraska, at Penn State and at Michigan, Northwestern may have gone 12-0. The defense was a big reason for Northwestern pushing its bowl streak to a school-record five seasons in a row. Players like LB David Nwabuisi, E Tyler Scott, LB Chi Chi Ariguzo, LB Damien Proby and S Ibraheim Campbell stood out for a team that showed better toughness. The Wildcats ranked ninth in the Big Ten in total defense (385.3 ypg); last year they were 11th (407.7 ypg). The future is bright, as this is a young team. Read more season reviews

Mark Weisman

Season in review: Iowa football

This is a young Iowa team, so few expected a legit contender. But no one envisioned the Hawkeyes floundering. The offense was the root cause, ranking No. 11 in the Big Ten overall (310.4 ypg) and 11th in scoring (19.3 ppg). QB James Vandenberg took a big step back from a productive junior season, dropping from 25 touchdown passes to seven. [RELATED: Read Tom Dienhart’s ongoing series of 2012 football season reviews. ] The Hawkeyes ended the season on a six-game losing skein, missing a bowl for the first time since 2007, notching their first losing mark since a 6-7 record

Season in review: Illinois football

Tim Beckman’s debut was one to forget, as the Fighting Illini struggled on both sides of the ball. Spotty play along the offensive line hindered an offense that was last in the Big Ten in scoring (16.7 ppg); No. 11 in rushing (127.8 ypg); No. 10 in passing (168.8 ypg). The defense wasn’t much better, ranking No. 11 in scoring defense (32.1 ppg); No. 10 overall (387.6 ypg); No. 10 vs. the run (193.3 ypg). Compounding matters: Illinois’ 30 turnovers were second most in the league. Illinois 2012 Date Opponent Result / Time 9/1 vs. Western Michigan W 24 – 7 9/8