PSU @ Rutgers – Can Rutgers get in the win column, following Minnesota’s example? I don’t see it, not without Corey Sanders.

OSU @ Nebraska – Critical for OSU’s extremely thin NCAA hopes…and I don’t think they get it done. Some thought that Shields may be back for NU. If that’s the case, he and White will give NU enough offense to win this one.

Purdue @ IU – Big, big game for both. I go with the home team, though the contrast in styles will be fascinating.

SUNDAY

Michigan @ Maryland – Another big one for both teams. Michigan could really use two more wins…if the only one they get the rest of the way is at home against Northwestern, I think they’ll need to do at least a little work in the BTT to ensure a bid and that is not where you want to be. For Maryland, it’s all about bounce back…lost at home against Wisconsin then on the road at Minnesota. Stone is back…that should be enough.

Illinois @ Wisconsin – Have to think the Badgers get back on the beam at home against a bad Illini team.