Big Ten lunch links
October, 21, 2013
By Adam Rittenberg | ESPN.com
Whipping around the Big Ten on a cold fall day.
- As history has shown, Ohio State's spot in the initial BCS standings isn't cause for concern, Doug Lesmerises writes.
- Michigan is best off letting QB Devin Gardner run wild on offense, Shawn Windsor writes.
- The Legends division is filled with flawed teams, Herb Gould writes.
- Minnesota will announce its starting quarterback on Tuesday, and coach Jerry Kill is expected to attend Saturday's game.
- A good take on Nebraska, polls, performance and prestige from Sam McKewon.
- The excuses must finally stop for Indiana's perennially porous defense, Pete DiPrimio writes.
- Iowa arrives at a definitive point of its season this week.
- Northwestern's problems go beyond a lack of execution, Chris Johnson writes.
- Despite another easy win, Wisconsin's defense is still falling victim to explosion plays.
- Michigan State's schedule is the gift that keeps on giving, Graham Couch writes. The Spartans are suddenly a Big Ten sleeper.
- Purdue is warming up to its 3-4 defensive set.
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BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
11:00 AM ET Nevada Louisiana-Lafayette 2:20 PM ET Utah State UTEP 3:30 PM ET 22 Utah Colorado State 5:45 PM ET Western Michigan Air Force 9:15 PM ET South Alabama Bowling Green
6:00 PM ET Marshall Northern Illinois 9:30 PM ET Navy San Diego State
12:00 PM ET Central Michigan Western Kentucky 8:00 PM ET Fresno State Rice
1:00 PM ET Illinois Louisiana Tech 4:30 PM ET Rutgers North Carolina 8:00 PM ET North Carolina State UCF
1:00 PM ET Cincinnati Virginia Tech 2:00 PM ET 15 Arizona State Duke 3:30 PM ET Miami (FL) South Carolina 4:30 PM ET Boston College Penn State 8:00 PM ET Nebraska 24 USC
2:00 PM ET Texas A&M West Virginia 5:30 PM ET Oklahoma 17 Clemson 9:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas
3:00 PM ET Notre Dame 23 LSU 6:30 PM ET 13 Georgia 21 Louisville 10:00 PM ET Maryland Stanford
12:30 PM ET 9 Ole Miss 6 TCU 4:00 PM ET 20 Boise State 10 Arizona 8:00 PM ET 7 Mississippi State 12 Georgia Tech
12:00 PM ET 19 Auburn 18 Wisconsin 12:30 PM ET 8 Michigan State 5 Baylor 1:00 PM ET 16 Missouri 25 Minnesota 5:00 PM ET 2 Oregon 3 Florida State 8:30 PM ET 1 Alabama 4 Ohio State
12:00 PM ET Houston Pittsburgh 3:20 PM ET Iowa Tennessee 6:45 PM ET 11 Kansas State 14 UCLA 10:15 PM ET Washington Oklahoma State