The week ahead
Nebraska at No. 23 Michigan
2:30 p.m., Ch. 5/ESPN
• The Cornhuskers saved their season with the Hail Mary against Northwestern. Now they’ll try to finish off the Wolverines.
Brigham Young at No. 22 Wisconsin
2:30 p.m. Ch. 5/ESPN
• The Badgers shouldn’t sleep on the 6-2 Cougars, who rushed for 550 yards against Texas and owns victories over Boise State and Houston.
Penn State at Gophers
11 a.m. Saturday, ESPN2
• The Gophers have won three in a row after pulling off a “Reverse Mason’’ — avoiding a colossal fourth-quarter collapse when the opponent instead finds a gut-wrenching way to lose. Another thing in Minnesota’s favor: The Nittany Lions have been outscored 107-38 in two road games.
Saturday’s other games
• Iowa at Purdue, 11 a.m., BTN
• Illinois at Indiana, 2:30 p.m., BTN
• Michigan State, Northwestern and Ohio State are idle