staff, October 6, 2011

On Thursday night?s episode of "BTN Live," our experts covered a host of topics in 60 minutes, talked to Wisconsin star wide receiver Nick Toon and produced a bonus Web-only video clip we call The Fifth Quarter. It?s been a newsy week leading up to some very important games on Saturday, including Northwestern entertaining perfect Michigan at 7 p.m. ET on BTN. Track all of Saturday's action on our Big Ten scoreboard. Get ready for the games with Dave Revsine's Numbers and Brent Yarina's Week 6 Preview. Watch The Fifth Quarter now and check out our Toon interview and your best Rejoice Mail at the bottom of this post.

Let's take a look at some of Thursday's Big Ten headlines, shall we? Illinois' Donovonn Young should receive a heavier workload. Three Hoosiers quit the team Wednesday. Indiana's Adam Replogle previews the Illinois game. Iowa's James Vandenberg is cool under pressure, just like his doctor father. Michigan center David Molk almost went to Northwestern, Michigan's opponent Saturday. Two SN writers debate whether Michigan makes the Big Ten title game. Mark Dantonio wants the Spartans to take down time during bye week. MarQueis Gray expects to test injured foot Thursday. Taylor Martinez is Nebraska's guy, but he isn't helping himself on or off the field. Darnell Autry almost didn't return to Northwestern for the 1995 season. The Big Ten needs Ohio State back as a power. Penn State's Michael Zordich talks about his team and previews Iowa. Purdue wants to play like it practices. Russell Wilson is focused on the field, not the Heisman Trophy.

Now, here's that Toon interview we promised:

Oh, and don't forget to watch this week's best Rejoice Mail: