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Michigan-Michigan State rivalry goes beyond just the games

Nov. 15, 2019 3:50 AM EST

ANN ARBOR, Mich. (AP) — When Michigan faces Michigan State, the actual 60 minutes of football are only part of the show. Pay close attention to what’s done pregame and said postgame. The participants tend to remember. Consider last year’s matchup in East Lansing: Well before kickoff, Michigan...

Big 12 takes center stage as Oklahoma visits unbeaten Baylor

Nov. 15, 2019 3:06 AM EST

Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts has plenty at stake this week as he nears the end of his eventful college career. He reached the College Football Playoff championship game each of his three seasons at Alabama, whether he was starting or backing up Tua Tagovailoa. His hopes of getting back to the playoff with his...

No. 7 Minnesota takes its perfect season to No. 23 Iowa

Nov. 15, 2019 3:01 AM EST

IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Minnesota proved it was for real by beating No. 9 Penn State last weekend. The next challenge for the seventh-ranked Golden Gophers (9-0, 6-0 Big Ten) will be to knock off yet another ranked opponent Saturday — in a stadium where they haven’t won in 20 years. No. 23...

Huskers brace for No. 15 Badgers’ Taylor-led rushing attack

Nov. 15, 2019 3:01 AM EST

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) — The issue for wary Nebraska fans this week isn’t whether the Cornhuskers can upset No. 15 Wisconsin. It’s about how many yards Jonathan Taylor will run for this time. The Badgers’ star has rushed for more than 200 yards two straight years against Nebraska and will...

No. 15 Badgers carry their West hopes with them to Nebraska

Nov. 14, 2019 4:31 PM EST

No. 15 Wisconsin (7-2, 4-2 Big Ten, No. 14 CFP) at Nebraska (4-5, 2-4), Saturday at 12 p.m. EST (BTN) Line: Wisconsin by 14 1/2. Series record: Wisconsin leads 9-4. WHAT'S AT STAKE? Wisconsin is two games behind Minnesota in the West and is going to need help to win the division. The Badgers must beat Nebraska,...

No. 14 Michigan favored against struggling Michigan State

Nov. 14, 2019 4:27 PM EST

Michigan State (4-5, 2-4 Big Ten) at No. 14 Michigan (7-2, 4-2), Saturday at 12:05 p.m. EST (FOX). Line: Michigan by 13 1/2. Series record: Michigan leads 70-36-5. WHAT’S AT STAKE? Not as much as in some recent meetings between these in-state foes. The Spartans are struggling just to make a bowl game, and...

No. 9 Penn State hosts 24th-ranked Indiana

Nov. 14, 2019 3:31 PM EST

No. 24 Indiana (7-2, 4-2 Big Ten) at No. 9 Penn State (8-1, 5-1, No. 9 CFP), Saturday at 12 p.m. EST (ABC). Line: Penn State by 14 1/2. Series record: Penn State leads 21-1. WHAT'S AT STAKE? The Nittany Lions are coming off their first loss but are still very much in the race for a playoff spot. The Hoosiers...

No. 7 Minnesota continues playoff push at No. 23 Iowa

Nov. 14, 2019 3:14 PM EST

No. 7 Minnesota (9-0, 6-0 Big Ten) at No. 23 Iowa (6-3, 3-3), Saturday at 4:05 p.m. EDT (FOX). Line: Iowa by 3. Series record: Minnesota leads 62-48-2. WHAT'S AT STAKE? For once, more than a pig. Minnesota has much bigger things to play for than the “Floyd of Rosedale” hog trophy, as it seeks to win...

No. 2 Ohio State dominating in way not seen since 1940s

Nov. 14, 2019 2:33 PM EST

James Laurinaitis and the Big Ten network crew were meeting with Nebraska coach Scott Frost prior to the Cornhuskers’ game against Indiana late last month when the conversation turned to No. 2 Ohio State. The Buckeyes (9-0, 6-0) are dominating in a way college football hasn’t seen since Franklin D....

No. 2 Ohio State looks to stay undefeated, faces Rutgers

Nov. 14, 2019 2:30 PM EST

No. 2 Ohio State (9-0, 6-0 Big Ten, No. 2 CFP) at Rutgers (2-7, 0-6), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EST (BTN). Line: Ohio State by 51 Series record: Ohio State leads 5-0. WHAT'S AT STAKE? The 51-point spread is the largest for a Big Ten Conference game, according to several gambling organizations. Covering the historic...