Big Ten lunchtime links
October, 25, 2013
By Josh Moyer | ESPN.com
A man should never have to give up his pet alligator.
- Northwestern CB Matthew Harris once survived on food stamps and church donations. Now, the freshman is making his family proud on the football field.
- Ohio State's offensive line has performed consistently well this season, and Urban Meyer said, "They're my favorite players on the team."
- Whether it's slinging pizzas at his part-time job or practicing on the football field, three-star PSU commit Antoine White is a perfectionist.
- Minnesota is dedicating Saturday's game to epilepsy awareness. Jerry Kill is expected to attend but remains on medical leave.
- Taylor Martinez will likely play this weekend, Nebraska coach Bo Pelini said, but the starter remains uncertain.
- Northwestern might be reeling right now, but Iowa RB Mark Weisman and the Hawkeyes' running game aren't taking the team for granted.
- The staff of the "Writing Illini" take a look at the most important players heading into the game against Michigan State. (Hint: You can bet Nathan Scheelhaase is mentioned.)
- Mike Griffith breaks down Michigan State's matchup against Illinois and, although the Spartans have the edge on defense, it's a bit trickier on the other side of the ball.
- Nebraska WR Jamal Turner admitted this year hasn't gone as he hoped -- but he swore he'd have a good second half to the season. And that starts against Minnesota.
- Who are the key players for Ohio State this weekend? Three experts picked three different players: CB Bradley Roby, DL Joey Bosa and TE Jeff Heuerman.
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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
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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