Iowa at Michigan--Michigan does have that pesky three game losing streak against Iowa, but there doesn't seem to be a better time to break it. Iowa has the second worst offense in the Big Ten, and their defense isn't any better than that. Michigan shouldn't overlook Iowa, but this could be viewed as a tuneup for Ohio State next week. Winner: Michigan
Ohio State at Wisconsin--Wisconsin has already clinched the Leaders Division, which is something they might not be able to say come this time next year. Ohio State is still undefeated, and the only team with anything to prove. I'm not saying Wisconsin will lay back on this game, but if Curt Phillips doesn't do any better than last week, then the Badgers will be in for a rough afternoon. Winner: Ohio State
Northwestern at Michigan State--Not many people thought Michigan State would still need to win at least one of their last two games to be bowl eligible--but that's exactly the case here. There's no shortage of names in this matchup with Bell, Gholston, Mark, and Colter. I do think this game will come down to which defense steps up more, and I'm not too sure about the Wildcats D after the deflating loss to Michigan last week. Winner: Michigan State
Indiana at Penn State--Penn State has nothing left to fight for other than pride, whereas Indiana could get a shot at a bowl game if they won their last two games. Yeah, still not seeing that one happen--the Hoosiers have had many chances so far and blown them all. Winner: Penn State
Minnesota at Nebraska--The Gophers might end up be the spoiler team by beating the Cornhuskers, thereby increasing Michigan's chances of going to Indy, and then Pasadena. Nebraska has won four games this season where they've trailed by double-digit points. The Huskers are trying for their first conference title since 1999 and first bid for a BCS game since the 2001 season, and yet defensively they still have holes. But not enough holes. Winner: Nebraska
Purdue at Illinois--Both teams have failed to meet expectations this season. I wouldn't be shocked if there were rumors about firing Danny Hope after this season--Purdue football isn't what it used to be and fans can easily cheer for a replacement. Illinois can at least use the excuse that they have a first year coach, and a coach who hasn't had any experience above the MAC level at that. However, that's no excuse for the complete regressing that Nathan Scheelhaase has done. Winner: Purdue
- Sunday evening for this week's episode of "60 Minutes", there will be a report on college football, and the money involved. Dave Brandon was interviewed for the segment and understandably so--he's the athletic director of a multi-million dollar program.