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Game of the Week

No. 16 Nebraska (8-2) at No. 18 Michigan (8-2) Coming off an emotional win at Penn State, Nebraska travels to the “Big House” to tackle the Michigan Wolverines. Both teams are 4-2 in Big Ten Conference play and are tied for second in the Legends Division. A win by Nebraska or Michigan keeps its hopes alive of winning the division title or earning an at-large BCS berth. Both teams feature dynamic, running quarterbacks in Tyler Martinez for the Cornhuskers and Denard Robinson of the Wolverines.
Saturday, November 19 Michigan Stadium Ann Arbor, Michigan 10 a.m. MST • ESPN

Quick Facts
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Tostitos Fiesta Bowl January 2, 2012 6:30 p.m. MST
University of Phoenix Stadium Glendale, AZ

Capacity: 73,000 ESPN Big 12 Champion vs. BCS Insight Bowl

BCS Rankings
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USA Today Poll
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December 30, 2011 8:00 p.m. MST Sun Devil Stadium Tempe, AZ Insight Bowl Capacity: 56,000 ESPN

Big 12 No. 3 vs. Big Ten No. 3

Countdown To Kickoff ************ Insight Bowl
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m. (CBSSN) Maryland at Wake Forest 1:00 p.m. athletics director Jim Lynah and College Football Hall of Fame coach Carl Snavely sent a telegram to Hanover.m. (NBC) Utah State at Idaho. 1966 — In what was described as the "Game of the Century. Landry Jones.m. (Big East) Indiana at Michigan State 10:00 a.m. (ESPN) Marshall at Memphis 6:00 p.m. (ROOT) Colorado State at TCU 1:30. initially giving Cornell the win.Page 2 College Football Insider Noteworthy Notes from the Big Ten and Big 12 conferences …    Television Schedule All Times MST Thursday.m. Brandon Weeden. 1956 — Jim Brown set a then-NCAA record when he scored 43 points in leading No. .m. (ESPN) New Mexico at BYU 8:15 p. NY. Texas A&M (318.) Tulsa at UTEP 12:00 p. Redman connected on 44-of-56 passes for 592 yards with six touchdowns and one interception.30). Oklahoma State (354). Michigan State recovered and converted a 47-yard Dick Kenney field goal to take a 10-0 lead. Ryan Tannehill. (ESPNU) Kansas at Texas A&M 10:00 a. (Big Ten) Nebraska at Michigan 10:00 a.40).m. instead of turning the ball back to Dartmouth. (FX) Arizona at Arizona State 7:30 p.m. This Week in History Unforgettable moments in college football history for the week of November 14-20 … November 14.m.m. November 15. On the ensuing play.m. No.C.m.40) and James Franklin. (ABC) Mississippi State at Arkansas 1:30 p. 9 Syracuse to a 61-7 win over Fordham in Syracuse. (Big Ten) Minnesota at Northwestern 10:00 a. (Versus) Boston College at Notre Dame 2:00 p.m. Michigan State forced and recovered a Fighting Irish fumble.m.m.m. Missouri (302. (Versus) Kentucky at Georgia 10:21 a. N. (ESPNU) SMU at Houston 1:30 p. Oklahoma (374.m. November 17 Southern Miss at UAB 6:00 p.m. (WAC) Last week against Minnesota. after a review of the game tape. (SEC) Georgia Tech at Duke 10:30 a. Baylor (396. November 19 Louisville at UConn 10:00 a. Mich.m. 1998 — Louisville quarterback Chris Redman recorded the highest quarterback rating for a game with at least 50 attempts in NCAA history. 2 Cornell marched to Dartmouth's six-yard line. Dartmouth accepted and officially recorded a 3-0 win. (Big Ten) Iowa at Purdue 10:00 a. (ABC) Boise State at San Diego State 6:00 p. (FSN) Harvard at Yale 10:00 a. (Versus) Oklahoma at Baylor 6:00 p. (ABC) Texas Tech at Missouri 1:30 p. (ERT) UNLV at Air Force 4:00 p. Dating to 2008. Late in the third quarter with the Spartans ahead 10-7.m. (FS Arizona) California at Stanford 8:15 p. November 17. (FSN) Washington at Oregon State 1:30 p. (ESPN) Wisconsin at Illinois 10:00 a. the officials realized their error. (FSN) Friday.C. Kentucky at North Texas 5:00 p. Brown rushed for six touchdowns on 22 carries for 197 yards and also kicked seven extra points. (ACC) New Mexico at Wyoming 11:00 a.m.56). Notre Dame linebacker and future College Football Hall of Famer Jim Lynch intercepted a Spartan pass but lost the ball on a hit by Michigan State running back Clinton Jones.m. After an incomplete pass on fourth down. Notre Dame stayed ahead of Michigan State in the Associated Press poll and later claimed the AP National Championship. 3:00 p..m. (ABC) Penn State at Ohio State 1:30 p.m.m. (ESPN) Toledo at Central Michigan 6:00 p. Big 12 quarterbacks hold six of the top 15 places nationally in total offense — Robert Griffin III.m.m.m. Redman's 592 passing yards and six touchdowns remain Louisville single-game records. However. (ESPNU) Fresno State at Hawaii 9:00 p. 2 Michigan State played No.m. Seth Doege.m. Day. Cornell quarterback "Pop" Scholl threw a touchdown pass. 1940 — Riding an 18-game winning streak but trailing 3-0 with one minute to play.78).m. (ESPNU) Central Florida at East Carolina 5:00 p.m.m. NH. (FSN) W.m.m. Wisconsin running back Montee Ball set the Big Ten record for single-season touchdowns with 27. Texas Tech (337.m. (Sun Belt) Virginia at Florida State 5:30 p. (ESPN2) Colorado at UCLA 5:30 p. November 19. His 199. (CBSSN) North Carolina at Virginia Tech 6:00 p.m. (ESPNU) Saturday.) LSU at Ole Miss 5:00 p.2 rating led the Cardinals to a 63-45 win over East Carolina in Greenville. but the play was nullified when future College Football Hall of Famer Bubba Smith jumped into the neutral zone before the snap. (CBS) Florida Atlantic at Troy 1:30 p. (The Mtn. November 18 Oklahoma State at Iowa State 6:00 p.m. (ABC) USC at Oregon 6:00 p. Cornell President Edmund E. (ESPN) Vanderbilt at Tennessee 5:00 p. (RSN) Clemson at N.m." No. Oklahoma State has an active streak of appearing in the BCS standings 29 consecutive weeks. Trailing 7-0 in the second quarter. offering to concede the game. (ESPN2) Cincinnati at Rutgers 10:00 a. (The Mtn. (CSS) Miami (FL) at South Florida 1:30 p. officials awarded Cornell another down.m.m. 1 Notre Dame to a 10-10 tie in East Lansing.m. tied for second among all FBS institutions with Alabama. (CBSSN) Kansas State at Texas 6:00 p. State 1:30 p.

Brandon Weeden 4.00 136.56 128. 9. 7. Texas Collegefootballnews. Whose record did he break? Find the answer in next week’s College Football Insider Last week’s question: Who was the first Heisman Trophy winner who did not play an offensive position? Answer: Charles Woodson.80 YPG 142. 3.75 119.40 120.50 361.10 116. Stanford ESPN (Schlabach) — Oklahoma vs. 6.30 112.22 114.10 Trivia Oklahoma wide receiver Ryan Broyles broke the NCAA career reception mark with his 317th catch one month ago. 3. 1997.50 119. 5. 4. Trent Richardson 3. LaMichael James QB RB QB QB RB 10.70 343.Page 3 College Football Insider Top 10 Individual Performers Rushing Leaders 1. Case Keenum Landry Jones Brandon Weeden Nick Foles Geno Smith Robert Griffin III Seth Doege Alex Carder Tajh Boyd Bowl Predictions Tostitos Fiesta Bowl ESPN (Edwards) — Oklahoma vs. 7. Case Keenum 5. Jenkins Robert Woods 2. Heisman Hopefuls A list of the top five Heisman favorites according to ESPN. 4.20 349.com — Oklahoma State vs.60 110. 8. 2.11 363. Andrew Luck 2.30 YPG 395. 8. Texas A&M ESPN (Schlabach) — Nebraska vs. Stanford Alabama Oklahoma State Houston Oregon 6.com. 7.J. 5.10 372. Michigan.70 124. 10. Stanford 6. 1. Henry Josey Receiving Leaders 1. Stanford CBS (Palm) — Oklahoma State vs. 4.90 313.70 291. 9.com — Ohio State vs. Texas A&M . Ryan Tannehill Insight Bowl ESPN (Edwards) — Nebraska vs. LaMichael James Ronnie Hillman David Wilson Bobby Rainey Montee Ball Zach Line Trent Richardson Ray Graham John White School Oregon San Diego State Virginia Tech Western Kentucky Wisconsin SMU Alabama Pittsburgh Utah Missouri School Western Michigan Oklahoma Houston Miami (OH) Washington State Baylor Oklahoma State Illinois USC California School Houston Oklahoma Oklahoma State Arizona West Virginia Baylor Texas Tech Western Michigan Clemson Texas A&M YPG 150. Stanford Collegefootballnews. Missouri CBS (Palm) — Michigan State vs. 8.89 119.56 127.40 124.67 332.00 125. 2. 5.20 113.20 122. 9. 10.70 119. Jordan White Ryan Broyles Patrick Edwards Nick Harwell Marquess Wilson Kendall Wright Justin Blackmon A. Keenan Allen Passing Leaders 1. 3.56 301.88 142.

SMU is having its best season since 1986 and looks to end the Cougars fairy-tale season. No. Led by quarterback Robert Griffin III. averaging 40.. Although they can not meet in the actual inaugural Pac-12 Championship. (ABC) Coming off a huge road win against Stanford.Page 4 College Football Insider Standings Big Ten Conference Legends Division Michigan State Nebraska Michigan Iowa Northwestern Minnesota Leaders Division Penn State Wisconsin Ohio State Purdue Illinois Indiana Conf 5-1 4-2 4-2 3-3 2-4 1-5 Conf 5-1 4-2 3-3 3-3 2-4 0-6 Overall 8-2 8-2 8-2 6-4 5-5 2-8 Overall 8-2 8-2 6-4 5-5 6-4 1-9 Must See TV Tune in for this week’s games you won’t want to miss (all times MST). the Cougars lead the FBS in nearly every offensive category. who lost their number one receiver in Ryan Broyles and number one running back Dominique Whaley to injuries. 1:30 p. 74 and 69 yards in the first half. Cincinnati at Rutgers Sat. The Trojans. rely on the right-arm of quarterback Landry Jones. Nov. Cincinnati lost to West Virginia last week. 10:00 a. 19. including scores of 75. The Horned Frogs survived a missed field goal as time expired. 22 Baylor.m.m. 19. who fought his way into the end zone to put TCU up 36-35. The Sooners.. 22 Baylor Sat. 13 Kansas State at No. Nov.. 5 in the BCS rankings.m. 6:00 p. Both teams have struggled on offense this season. SMU at No. but must contend with No. the Bears have an explosive offense. 23 Texas Sat. Led by quarterback Case Keenum. With Boise State’s loss. 19. Nov. 1:30 p.m. where it lost senior standout running back Fozzy Whitaker for the season. Big 12 Conference Conf Oklahoma State Oklahoma Kansas State Baylor Texas Missouri Texas A&M Iowa State Texas Tech Kansas 7-0 5-1 5-2 3-3 3-3 3-4 3-4 2-4 2-5 0-7 Overall 10-0 8-1 8-2 6-3 6-3 5-5 5-5 5-4 5-5 2-8 Fiesta Bowl Team of the Week Ending the nation's longest home win streak by coming from behind in Boise in the final two minutes earned the TCU Horned Frogs (8-2) the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl National Team of the Week for games played the weekend of Nov. (ABC) No. Penn State still controls its destiny in the Big Ten Leaders Division. (FX) After a four-overtime thriller against Texas A&M. 8-2 on the season but barred from postseason play. Oklahoma lurks as a potential national title contender. 19. but still leads the conference. winning instead with strong defense. this game will serve as the de facto championship game for USC. Kansas State and quarterback Collin Klein try to sweep all four Texas schools in the Big 12 when they face the Texas Longhorns. ESPN’s College GameDay goes to Houston as the Cougars face the SMU Mustangs. It worked. 6:00 p. (FSN) For the first time. 12. 21 Penn State at Ohio State Sat. No. Texas is coming off a dissapointing 17-5 loss to Missouri. The sophomore fired a 25-yard touchdown pass to a leaping Brandon Carter in the end zone with 1:05 remaining to pull TCU within 35-34. no clear-cut leader has emerged in the Big East Conference. leads the Pac-12 South. . Head coach Gary Patterson then opted to put the game in Pachall's hands and go for the lead. (ESPNU) After 12 weeks. Nov.m. Oregon goes home to play USC. No. 5 Oklahoma at No. Houston is in prime position to earn a BCS bid.. (ESPN) Fresh off a loss to Nebraska amidst turmoil.. USC at No.3 points per game.. 19. 6:00 p. Ohio State sits at 3-3 in the conference and needs to win to remain in contention for the Big Ten Championship. Rutgers is 3-2 in the conference and needs a win to remain in the hunt for the automatic bid to the BCS. Nov. Nov. as Pachall tossed a short pass to Josh Boyce. Quarterback Casey Pachall connected on 24-of-37 passes for a career-best 473 yards and five touchdowns to lead the Horned Frogs past Boise State. 11 Houston Sat.m. 19. 4 Oregon Sat.

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