Monday afternoon Big Ten one-liners


This small resurgence by Illinois can partly be drawn back to better special teams play.

Indiana’ s climb to bowl eligibility will be extremely difficult with games left atIllinois, against Northwestern, against No. 18 Iowa, at No. 10 Wisconsin, at a neutral site againstPenn State, and at Purdue.

Some feel this is the first year since 1993 that neither Michigan nor Penn State has a chance atthe Big Ten title. The two will square off this Saturday night in State College.

Minnesota is thinking awin over No. 11 Ohio State.

When you think Northwestern football, you think Pat Fitzgerald, and whenyou think Pat Fitzgerald you think discipline. But the Wildcats have committed more penalties than its opponent in sixconsecutive games, the previous two of which have resulted in losses.

If you were wondering how Penn State’ s starting quarterback Robert Bolden was doing,he might play this weekend.

No. 11 Ohio State used its speed to make Purdue look like a Football Championship Subdivisionteam on Saturday in a 49-0 win.