LINCOLN, NE - OCTOBER 29: Nebraska Cornhusker head coach Bo Pelini reacts to a penalty during their game against the Michigan State Spartans at Memorial Stadium October 29, 2011 in Lincoln, Nebraska. Nebraska defeated Michigan State 24-3. (Photo by Eric Francis/Getty Images)
No. 16 Nebraska takes on No. 18 Michigan at the Big House today, headlining a full slate of Big Ten action on Saturday. Michigan State can clinch the Big Ten Legends Division with a win over Indiana.
While a Michigan State win vs. lowly Indiana today will seal the Spartans a spot in the inaugural Big Ten championship game, the game most eyes will be focused on is the one between Michigan and Nebraska, two top-20 ranked teams sitting just a game behind MSU in the Big Ten's Legends Division.
Each team is 8-2 overall and 4-2 in the Big Ten with a fighting chance to catch MSU. It's unlikely either will surpass MSU, but there's still a lot at stake, particularly a better bowl game. The two teams last played in 2005 in the Alamo Bowl when Nebraska edged out the Wolverines, 32-28.
Here's the full Big Ten schedule for today:
No. 16 Nebraska @ No. 18 Michigan, 12 p.m. ESPN
Minnesota @ Northwestern, 12 p.m. BTN
Indiana @ No. 12 Michigan State, 12 p.m. BTN*
*Michigan State can clinch a trip to the conference's first championship game with a win.
No. 17 Wisconsin @ Illinois, 12 p.m. ESPN 2/ESPN 3
Iowa @ Purdue, 12 p.m. BTN
No. 21 Penn State @ Ohio State, 3:30 p.m. ESPN/ABC