This week can make or break the season

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.

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)

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#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

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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)

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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.

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Big Red revival: Huskers out to become 'OLU' again

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.

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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.

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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."

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