Michigan State sits in first place in the Legends Division with a 4-1 conference record, but the Iowa Hawkeyes are just a game behind at 3-2 and would pull into a tie for first with a win over the Spartans on Saturday afternoon. That's just one of several critical games in the Big Ten this weekend.
Penn State is trying to move past what has been a horrible week off the field and stay in control of the Leaders Division, while the visiting Cornhuskers are trying to stay in the Legends Division race. Ohio State and Wisconsin--both of whom are two games behind Penn State in the Leaders Division--are in must-win situations.
The full weekend schedule:
Michigan State Spartans vs. Iowa Hawkeyes (12:00 p.m. ET, ESPN2)
Nebraska Cornhuskers vs. Penn State Nittany Lions (12:00 p.m. ET, ESPN)
Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Purdue Boilermakers (12:00 p.m. ET, Big Ten Network)
Rice Owls vs. Northwestern Wildcats (12:00 p.m. ET, Big Ten Network)
Michigan Wolverines vs. Illinois Fighting Illini (3:30 p.m. ET, ABC/ESPN)
Wisconsin Badgers vs. Minnesota Golden Gophers (3:30 p.m. ET, Big Ten Network)
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