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Handpicked Highlights: Zeke And Zug Finally Getting Noticed

Tim Cary

Zug, Markshausen have taken similar route to Big Ten. compares the humble beginnings of Northwestern wideout Zeke Marshausen and Penn State receiver Graham Zug, heading into Saturday's showdown between the Wildcats and Nittany Lions.
Indiana vs. NorthwesternPenn State v Ohio State

Craziest headline of the week.  I understand Purdue is enjoying a two-game winning streak, but did you really just mention the Rose Bowl, even in jest?

Speaking of the Boilermakers... According to the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel, Wisconsin has to worry about gameplanning for a Purdue running game for the first time in forever.
Minnesota Golden Gophers v Purdue Boilermakers

Roster moves in the state of Michigan...
The Lansing State Journal details the removal of running backs Caulton Ray and Andre Anderson from the Spartans' roster, while Michigan has dismissed cornerback Boubacar Cissoko, per  
Meanwhile, no coaching moves... A week after Ron Zook's much-discussed vote of confidence, Bill Lynch has gotten similar assurance from the Indiana athletic director.  Interesting timing, considering the Hoosiers' choke job in Evanston.
Indiana vs. Northwestern

Minnesota ain't no Linebacker U.  Thus says an indignant writer...and considering Penn State shut out the Gophers this month, he probably has a point.

Is Kirk Ferentz the national Coach of the Year?  Or is an NFL gig in the Iowa coach's future?  Bleacher Report's Bret Feddern breaks it all down.
Penn State v Iowa

Iowa and Indiana have had very different Octobers. contrasts the very different fortunes of the Hoosiers and Hawkeyes in the past few weeks.

Losing Decker makes for sleepless nights.  Minnesota offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch is burning the midnight oil trying to help the Gophers scores points, writes Marcus Fuller on

Illini still trying to sort out their quarterback situation. has the latest, which looks like a mix of senior Juice Williams and redshirt freshman Jacob Charest.  Fittingly, the Illini face off with the Michigan Wolverines this weekend, who are known for using as many quarterbacks (and practice hours) as needed to try and win football games. 



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