Big Ten lunchtime links
October, 7, 2013
By Chantel Jennings | ESPN.com
Shonda and Vonda make every Monday better -- that's the Chicken Man Guarantee.
- Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde had to fight back tears following OSU's emotional win over Northwestern as he discussed his suspension.
- Urban Meyer was close to putting Kenny Guiton in the OSU-NU game, and it wasn't because Braxton Miller was hurt. What you should think after that, from Ari Wasserman.
- CBS Sports' Dennis Dodd says Minnesota coach Jerry Kill deserves our sympathy, not our judgment.
- After a win over the Gophers, Detroit Free Press columnist Mitch Albom saysthe Wolverines are great at being mediocre.
- Michigan State faces Indiana this weekend, a team that tore apart the Spartans' nationally ranked defense last season with 282 passing yards.
- Pat Fitzgerald was upbeat despite Northwestern's loss, and his players follow his lead (plus other notes from the OSU-NU game).
- Penn State has an 18-year-old quarterback. He's learning, but the wait is going to be worth it for Christian Hackenberg, writes Bob Flounders.
- There's a lot to like about Nebraska back up QB Tommy Armstrong, and offensive coordinator Tim Beck designed a game plan in the Cornhuskers win Saturday that showed off Armstrong's skills.
- Iowa's bye week comes at an important time as several key players were banged up in the Hawkeyes' loss to Michigan State.
- The Badgers are 3-2 and have had some impressive performances, but here are five Wisconsin statistics that you might find startling.
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Final Nevada 3 Louisiana-Lafayette 16 Final Utah State 21 UTEP 6 Final 22 Utah 45 Colorado State 10 Final Western Michigan 24 Air Force 38 Final South Alabama 28 Bowling Green 33
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