STATE COLLEGE, PA - OCTOBER 8: A exterior view of Beaver Stadium before the game between the Penn State Nittany Lions and the Iowa Hawkeyes on October 8, 2011 at Beaver Stadium in State College, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Justin K. Aller/Getty Images)
Nine Big Ten teams play on Saturday with both of the conference's divisions still mathematically up for grabs. A lot of focus will be on the Penn State vs. Nebraska game, as it marks the Nittany Lions' first game without Joe Paterno as head coach since 1965.
When the No. 12 Nittany Lions take on the No. 19 Nebraska Saturday, it will mark the first game since 1965 someone not named Joe Paterno will be the head coach of Penn State. Given all the drama surrounding Happy Valley this week, which led to he firing of Joe Paterno, this game provides the most interesting match up of heavy Saturday action.
Penn State currently tops the Leaders division with an undefeated 5-0 record thanks in large part to holding opposing offenses to just 62 points. Nebraska on the other hand is battling for the Legends' top spot, trailing Michigan State by a game at 3-2. The game will be aired on ESPN at noon with Dave Pasch, Chris Spielman, and Urban Meyer calling the action.
Here are the other Big Ten games taking place on Saturday:
Michigan State vs. Iowa; noon (ESPN)
Ohio State @ Purdue; noon (BTN)
Rice @ Northwestern; noon (BTN)
#18 Wisconsin @ Minnesota; 3:30 p.m. (BTN) - check out the game stream
#24 Michigan @ Illinois; 3:30 p.m. (ABC/ESPN)