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Dienhart: What to Watch for Saturday

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. 1. Russell Wilson. The Wisconsin signal-caller is the most efficient passer in the nation, hitting 73 percent of his passes with 26 touchdowns and only three

Dienhart: What to watch for Saturday

With the potential for each division to be wrapped up this Saturday, there will be plenty to keep an eye on. Can Michigan State continue to run well? Is Penn State dialed it despite all of the off-field turmoil? Wisconsin must guard against a letdown when it plays at Illinois. Will the Badgers remain focused? Here’s what you should watch for each team this Saturday. 1. Nebraska QB Taylor Martinez. Can he continue to play well at Michigan? The last two weeks, he has excelled. He hit 13-of-26 passes for 143 yards and ran for 56 yards in a 17-14

Dienhart: What to Watch For This Saturday

Many eyes will be on Michigan State’s game at Iowa, arguably the biggest tilt this weekend in what will be a matchup that goes a long way toward determining who wins the Legends Division. And what type of scene will unfold at Penn State, where Nebraska is playing? Following lower in this post is a look at what the other Big Ten teams need to do to enjoy success this Saturday. Note: Indiana is off. 1. Michigan State’s ground game. The Spartans’ rushing attack ranks last in the Big Ten (130.3 ypg), averaging a league-low 3.7 yards per carry. It

Dienhart: 10 Things To Watch for Saturday

With Saturday at our doorstep, many questions nag: Can Wisconsin get back on track after losing two in a row? Should Michigan State be worried about its offense? Can Iowa stop anyone from running the ball? Is Michigan’s defense for real? Following is a look at those topics and what else to watch for this Saturday. 1. Michigan secondary. The unit should get a boost from the return of S Jordan Kovacs. Good thing, as Iowa figures to test the Wolverine defensive backs. Iowa QB James Vandenberg has thrown 17 touchdown passes with just four picks and has a top-notch

Dienhart: 12 Things To Watch for Saturday

This is the biggest week yet in the Big Ten with many marquee matchups. Each division features a headlining game with the big Legends Division matchup of Michigan State at Nebraska and the key Leaders Division clash between Wisconsin and Ohio State. Here are my 12 things to watch for this Saturday. 1. Michigan State’s emotions. The Spartans are in the midst of a brutal stretch the last three weeks that has seen them play at Ohio State, and Michigan and Wisconsin at home. Now comes a trip to Nebraska, a team in a must-win mode that has won two