No. 6 Iowa at Nebraska

2:30 p.m. Friday, Ch. 5

•The Hawkeyes, who have secured the Big Ten West title and berth in the conference championship game, still have a shot to make the College Football Playoff. They first must not stumble against the Cornhuskers, who are trying to salvage bowl eligibility in a trying season. Since joining the Big Ten, Nebraska is 3-1 against Iowa.

No. 2 Ohio State at No. 14 Michigan

11 a.m. Saturday, Ch. 5

•The Buckeyes' loss Saturday throws a bit of a curve in this game. Whichever team wins will be pulling for Penn State to beat Michigan State later Saturday, because that would cause the winner of this game to win the Big Ten East. Urban Meyer's Buckeyes are 3-0 vs. the Wolverines, but the games have been tight.

Penn State at No. 9 Michigan State

2:30 p.m. Saturday, TV TBA

•With their victory over Ohio State, the Spartans have a simple mission: Beat Penn State and go to the Big Ten championship game against Iowa.

No. 20 Northwestern at Illinois

2:30 p.m. Saturday, TV TBA

•The Wildcats can deny the Illini a sixth victory and front-door bowl eligibility.

No. 21 Wisconsin at Gophers

2:30 p.m. Saturday, BTN

•Pretty simple for the Gophers: Beat the Badgers, win Paul Bunyan's Axe and go to a bowl.

Indiana at Purdue

11 a.m. Saturday, BTN

•Hoosiers hug Big Ten schedule-makers for closing slate of Maryland and the Boilers.

Maryland at Rutgers

11 a.m. Saturday, BTN

•Thank you, Jim Delany, for this clash of titans.