Big Ten lunch links
- Breaking it down by the numbers: Michigan State's offense is helping out the nation's No. 1 defense.
- Urban Meyer thinks the BCS is a "flawed system" but since his team can't do anything about it right now, they're going to do what they can -- win games.
- The Border Battle hasn't been this big in a decade and a lot is on the line Saturday when Minnesota and Wisconsin face off in Minneapolis.
- Bob Kravitz is calling for Indiana defensive coordinator Doug Mallory's head because it has been three years and the IU defense has yet to improve.
- Penn State wide receiver Eugene Lewis hasn't had as a big of a season as he wanted, but he has been able to learn from Biletnikoff Award semifinalist Allen Robinson.
- Michigan left tackle Taylor Lewan defended offensive line coach Darrell Funk on Monday, saying he's one of the best coaches Lewan has had. Lewan also went on to praise the Iowa fan base for being so well educated about opponents.
- Northwestern is nearing its longest losing skid since 1998 and other notes from coach Pat Fitzgerald's press conference.
- It doesn't matter if it's a 3-4 or 4-3 defense because Purdue isn't making the plays for anything to be an effective defense.
- Tim Beckman's administrative assistant was two blocks from the tornado that ripped through Gifford, Illinois this weekend, but her home was luckily not hit.
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