The week ahead
Gophers at Northwestern
11 a.m., BTN
•If you like defense, watch this game. The Wildcats entered Saturday holding opponents to 5.3 points per game, the Gophers 18.5. We'll know soon enough in this conference opener if the Gophers offense, which awakened against Ohio, is good enough to hang with a quality Big Ten team.
Iowa at No. 22 Wisconsin
11 a.m., TV TBA
•In a scheduling oddity, the Hawkeyes and Badgers haven't met in Madison since 2009 — the last time Iowa beat Wisconsin. The Badgers have won three in a row in the series, but the loss of running back Corey Clement won't be easy to overcome.
Saturday's other games
•No. 1 Ohio State at Indiana, 2:30 p.m., TV TBA
•Purdue at No. 2 Michigan State, 11 a.m., TV TBA
•Nebraska at Illinois, 2:30 p.m., BTN
•Michigan at Maryland, 7 p.m., BTN
•Army at Penn State, 11 a.m., ESPNU