Big Ten Week 6 primer

For the first time this season, every game on the Big Ten docket is a conference game. Ten teams are in action (Iowa and Minnesota get the week off), and two ranked teams go on the road.

Here's a quick primer on all of Saturday's action around the Big Ten:


Noon (ET)

Michigan State at Indiana, Big Ten Network

No. 24 Northwestern at Penn State, ESPN

3:30 p.m.

Illinois at Wisconsin, ESPN2

4 p.m.

Michigan at Purdue, BTN

8 p.m.

No. 21 Nebraska at No. 12 Ohio State, ABC


  • Bloomington, Ind.: Partly sunny, with a high near 56. Northwest wind 5 to 9 mph.

  • State College, Pa.: Mostly cloudy, with a high near 58. Light west wind increasing to 8 to 13 mph in the morning. Winds could gust as high as 23 mph. Chance of precipitation: 60 percent.

  • Madison, Wis.: Partly sunny, with a high near 48. Northwest wind near 10 mph.

  • West Lafayette, Ind.: Mostly sunny, with a high near 53. West northwest wind 7 to 11 mph.

  • Columbus, Ohio: Mostly cloudy, with a nightime low around 38. Northwest wind 5 to 7 mph.

Here is some of our coverage from the week to get you ready:

What to watch: Week 6

Week 6 predictions

Week 6 Big Ten podcast

Wildcats hope October sky turns purple

Superstar showdown for Miller, Martinez

Penn State's Michael Mauti is on a mission

Slumping Illini, Badgers look for a spark

Big Ten road is Nebraska's proving ground

Purdue's Edison grows up on, off the field

Michigan needs Robinson to play new role

And, finally, our fantasy rosters for Week 6:

The Trombone Shorties (Rittenberg)

Nebraska QB Taylor Martinez

Penn State QB Matt McGloin

Michigan State RB Le'Veon Bell

Wisconsin RB Montee Ball

Purdue WR Antavian Edison

Penn State WR Allen Robinson

Wisconsin defense

Northwestern kickers

Non-Gingervitis (Bennett)

Ohio State QB Braxton Miller

Michigan QB Denard Robinson

Nebraska RB Rex Burkhead

Michigan RB Fitz Toussaint

Ohio State WR Devin Smith

Wisconsin WR Jared Abbrederis

Michigan State defense

Nebraska kickers