Big Ten lunch links
November, 19, 2013
By Chantel Jennings | ESPN.com
How quickly it changed from cider to cocoa season.
- 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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BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
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