staff, October 7, 2011

Mike Hall, Rosevelt Colvin, and Tony Banks are getting ready for tonight's Big Ten Football Report at 7 p.m. ET, which will set you up for Saturday morning. Northwestern's Pat Fitzgerald joins us for an interview while we also take reports from Bloomington setting up Saturday's Illinois-Indiana game.  Banks rates Illinois's A.J. Jenkins and Colvin talks about Illinois' defense making the Illini real contenders in the Leaders Division.

Banks will also break down Northwestern's Dan Persa while Colvin explains why he thinks Denard Robinson still remains under the radar. And get ready for our "Countdown to Kickoff Presented by State Farm," our live pregame show from Evanston at 6 p.m. before BTN airs Michigan's game at Northwestern. Dave Revsine, Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith host it live from the football stadium. BTN rounded up ten great plays in the recent history between these two teams, and you can rate them all on BTN's Facebook page.

Also on tonight's Big Ten Football Report (which re-airs several times before Saturday's games):

  • We break down Ohio State's offensive line (9 sacks surrendered) going up against a Nebraska defense that needs to make improvements.
  • Iowa vs. Penn State: Derek Moye is emerging for Penn State and the Nittany Lions' front four on defense is playing strong, but Iowa and Kirk Ferentz have had Penn State's number for a while. How will this one go?