Sean Merriman, web editor, October 25, 2013

It?s time to get you ready for another exciting weekend of Big Ten football action. Here is a rundown of the upcoming games on Saturday and a recap of this week?s news leading up to the big weekend ahead.

BTN's game coverage will kick off at noon ET when Northwestern travels to Iowa City to take on the Hawkeyes. That game will also be available on BTN2Go.

Let?s break down the Big Ten games here.


NORTHWESTERN (4-3, 0-3) at IOWA (4-3, 1-2) - noon ET, BTN/BTN2Go

Every week during the 2013 football season, Tom Dienhart, Brent Yarina, Sean Merriman and hoops analyst Stephen Bardo, a huge football fan, make their Big Ten picks. Which expert picked Northwestern to beat the Hawkeyes in Iowa City? Find out here as we reveal our Week 9 Picks.

NEBRASKA (5-1, 2-0) at MINNESOTA (5-2, 1-2) - noon ET, ESPN

Will Taylor Martinez start at quarterback for the Huskers tomorrow against Minnesota? senior writer Tom Dienhart is confident he will. See that prediction and more in this week's edition of Four Downs.

MICHIGAN STATE (6-1, 3-0) at ILLINOIS (3-3, 0-2) - 3:30 p.m. ET, ABC/ESPN2

If the season ended today, who would be your first-team All-Big Ten quarterback? Is it Illinois QB Nathan Scheelhaase? Answer that question and more in Tom Dienhart's Big Ten Grid Quiz.

PENN STATE (4-2, 1-1) at OHIO STATE (7-0, 3-0) - 8 p.m. ET, ABC/ESPN2

What player is ?on the spot? in Saturday?s Penn State vs. Ohio State prime-time matchup? Tom Dienhart believes it is Penn State running back Bill Belton. Find out why in Tom?s Week 9 Previews.

About Sean Merriman web editor Sean Merriman covers football and men's basketball and provides original content for You can follow him on Twitter @BTNSean.