The week ahead
No. 16 Northwestern at No. 22 Michigan
2:30 p.m. Saturday, BTN
•The Wolverines have a four-game winning streak over the Wildcats, but expect a tight game. Two of the past three have gone to overtime, and Michigan won 10-9 last year. The Wildcats are allowing seven points per game, and Michigan has posted back-to-back shutouts.
No. 19 Wisconsin at Nebraska
2:30 p.m. Saturday, Ch. 5
•The last two times this teams meet, the Huskers surrendered 70 and 59 points in losses. Those are two big reasons why Mike Riley, not Bo Pelini, is coaching Nebraska.
Saturday's other games
•Illinois at Iowa, 11 a.m., TBA
•Indiana at Penn State, 11 a.m., TBA
•Maryland at No. 1 Ohio State, 11 a.m., BTN
•Gophers at Purdue, 2:30 p.m., ESPN/ESPN2
•No. 2 Michigan State at Rutgers, 7 p.m., BTN