ESPN's Jesse Temple joins The Jump Around to preview Wisconsin's showdown with Nebraska. Plus, how Paul Chryst will handle the QBs and injuries continue to pile up on defense.
Ivan Maisel, Ryan McGee and Chris Low talk about Saturday's showdown between Nebraska and Wisconsin, noting that it's a game we wouldn't be seeing without realignment.
The Buckeyes might be the most dangerous one-loss team left in the College Football Playoff race, even as an underdog against Michigan on Nov. 26.
Are the Nittany Lions finally back?
No. 24 Penn State is playing its first game as a ranked team since 2011. The four-year drought tied the school record set from 1936 to 1939, the first four seasons of the AP poll era. Food for thought (Insider)
#CFBrank: Watt makes himself known
Coming in at No. 36 in our #CFBrank is previously-unranked linebacker T.J. Watt of Wisconsin. Watt switched from tight end just over a year ago, and has quickly proven his worth on defense. He currently ranks second in the Big Ten in sacks. Top-50 rankings
Times are changing in Michigan
Michigan opened as a 21.5-point favorite over Michigan State, per Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. It's the third-largest spread in the rivalry over 40 years. The Wolverines were 17-point underdogs in their last trip to East Lansing. Food for thought (Insider)
Ivan Maisel, Chris Low & Ryan McGee discuss coaching salaries, look ahead to some big games and chat with Utah's Kyle Whittingham and make their weekly visit with Phil Steele.
Mike Couzens ESPN College Football
Ever wondered if penalties correlate to success? Not necessarily. ECU and UConn are tied for 4th fewest (28 flags) in FBS and have a combined one conference win. Ohio State, Utah, and UNC are all in the Top 25 and rank 103rd or worse in total penalties.
Nebraska was once the epicenter for All-American offensive linemen. The big uglies were the big men on campus. It has taken some time, but the Huskers are working to restore that proud tradition.
It's not hard to find reasons to be skeptical about three unbeaten teams. The Tigers, Huskies and Cornhuskers not only face challenging road tests Saturday -- they each have crucial flaws.
Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer
Seemingly good news for Nebraska on wide receiver Jordan Westerkamp, who has missed the last two games with a back injury. Offensive coordinator Danny Langsdorf said after today's practice, "I think that he's looking good running around, and I think they're going to make sure and check him out fully before they clear him for 100 percent contact, but he looks good moving around." Nebraska visits Wisconsin on Saturday.
In the final audition before the CFP selection committee unveils its first rankings on Tuesday, six undefeated Power 5 squads put their perfect records on the line against tough conference foes.
Josh Moyer ESPN Staff Writer
Penn State RB Saquon Barkley said his team is trying to "create its own juice" at practice this week. The Nittany Lions aren't pumping crowd noise in this time -- and it's probably no coincidence that's because they're headed to Purdue, whose crowd will be about one-third the size of Saturday's White Out. PSU's started out slow on the road so far this season, so it's trying to change things up.
Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer
With Wednesday's practice in the books, Ohio State QB J.T. Barrett and position coach Tim Beck talk some shop. Is this the week the Buckeyes break out again with their passing attack?
Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer
Urban Meyer has heard some talk about still being in the College Football Playoff, but with signs all over the practice facility that simply say "Beat Northwestern," he's trying to keep Ohio State focused on one game. "Everything is still out there," Meyer said. "But you have to beat Northwestern."
Karl Rominger, an attorney who helped represent former Penn State assistant football coach Jerry Sandusky, also was ordered to pay $318,000 in restitution.
An Ohio State loss last weekend increased Michigan's odds of reaching the CFP, but the Wolverines still have to beat the Buckeyes on Nov. 26 to get there.
Brad Edwards, Chantel Jennings and Chris Low talk about this weekend's rivalry games and share their thoughts on why they lack some of the usual intrigue.
The Buckeyes, who remain firmly in the College Football Playoff hunt, have four players in our midseason rank of the Top-50 players.
Jabrill Peppers and Jourdan Lewis represent Michigan in our #CFBrank top-50 list after eight weeks. How high are they ranked?