Minnesota's rushers, Michigan State's Tyler O'Connor and Ohio State's Mike Weber are among those who appear to have favorable matchups in Week 5.
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How is Penn State favored this week?
Penn State comes off a 39-point loss and faces 3-0 Minnesota, but the 2-2 Nittany Lions are favored by three points at home. Steve Coughlin can't explain why, but he's still picking PSU. Best bets (Insider)
While Maryland is looking like the most improved team in the Big Ten, Minnesota has title hopes and faces a huge test this week at Penn State.
Our Big Ten writers make their picks for Wisconsin-Michigan, Northwestern-Iowa and other Week 5 games in the conference.
Wisconsin and Michigan meet for the first time in six years with new coaches on each sideline, unblemished records and each team in the top 10.
How far has Iowa fallen back in the Big Ten West? Could Minnesota possibly run the table? We answer those questions and more.
Minnesota freshman defensive end Tai'yon Devers will miss the game at Penn State because of a left ankle injury.
Three Big Ten teams can make legitimate College Football Playoff arguments after four weeks, and two of them meet on Saturday.
Wisconsin jumped Michigan to No. 2 in this week's Big Ten Power Rankings, but the two teams will get to settle it on the field Saturday in Ann Arbor.
Rodney Smith rushed 17 times for 99 yards and two touchdowns to help Minnesota wear down Colorado State on the way to a 31-24 victory on Saturday.
Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer
There's still nothing flashy about the way Minnesota is winning, but after putting the finishing touches on a perfect start outside the conference, the blue-collar approach could make it a dark-horse threat in the Big Ten West. At a minimum, the hard-hitting defense and powerful ground game that fueled the win over Colorado State will make the Gophers a tough opponent each week in the league.
Austin Ward ESPN Staff Writer
There might not be anybody in the country who makes more of his opportunities to have an impact than Minnesota's Tai'yon Devers. The freshman defensive lineman only has three tackles so far this season -- but all of them have been sacks that also produced fumbles. For Devers, quality clearly trumps quantity at this point.
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Minnesota looks to improve to 3-0 with a win over Colorado State. The Golden Gophers are 17-point favorites. ESPN's FPI gives them an 89.9 percent chance to win. Live on ESPNU/WatchESPN
Unbeatens Wisconsin and Michigan State collide in East Lansing; Penn State faces uphill battle in the Big House.
Contenders clash in East Lansing and Ann Arbor this weekend as the Big Ten race begins.
Minnesota running back Shannon Brooks has been cleared to return after missing the first two games with a broken foot.
Ohio State, Michigan State and Nebraska all did themselves favors with solid victories Saturday. Iowa? That one did not go to plan.
The Buckeyes' domination of the Sooners wasn't the only marquee win for the Big Ten.
This week's Big Ten bowl projections sees the East Division dominating the top three spots, as Ohio State, Michigan and Michigan State are out front.
No, Michigan State can no longer be considered a dark horse -- even if the team is a bit under the radar.
The Golden Gophers will reward players with "Gold Standard" helmet stickers for deserving play and take back stickers for those who falter.
Minnesota @ Penn State Nittany Lions
Beaver Stadium - Sat 10/1