After a remarkable start to its season, Illinois began Big Ten play with a thud.
Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald was right to call Saturday night's showdown between his Wildcats and the visiting Ohio State Buckeyes a "heavyweight fight."
For the first time this season, Big Ten play is in full swing. After three prelude games over the past couple weeks, there will be five matchups between two Big Ten teams.
Nebraska and its bottom-of-the-conference defense has a tough task this week in preparing for the suddenly high-flying Illinois offense.