College Football Schedule 2012: Ohio State faces Penn State for division lead

Kirk Irwin

The Buckeyes and Nittany Lions battle for control of the Big Ten's Leaders Divions

The Ohio State Buckeyes (8-0, 4-0) put their undefeated record on the line Saturday when they visit Happy Valley to take on the Penn State Nittany Lions (5-2, 3-0). The two storied programs are playing this season under sanctions prohibiting post-season play for either team, but head into this weekend's matchup undefeated in Big Ten play and sitting atop the Leaders Division.

With post-season play off limits, winning the regular season division title remains a goal and the winner will emerge with control of the Leaders Division. Lurking one game behind in the division, Wisconsin (6-2, 3-1) hosts Michigan State (4-4, 1-3).

In the Legends Division, an equally important matchup has first-place Michigan (5-2, 3-0) visiting second-place Nebraska (5-2, 2-1).

Here is the full slate of Big Ten games in Week 9:

Indiana Hoosiers at Illinois Fighting Illini (12 p.m. ET, BTN)

Iowa Hawkeyes at Northwestern Wildcats (12 p.m. ET, ESPN2)

Michigan State Spartans at Wisconsin Baders (12 p.m. ET, ABC)

Purdue Boilermakers at Minnesota Golden Gophers (3:30 p.m. ET, BTN)

Ohio State Buckeys at Penn State Nittany Lions (5:30 p.m. ET, ESPN/ESPN2)

Michigan Wolverines at Nebraska Cornhuskers (8:00 p.m. ET, ESPN2)

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