Last chance, Big Ten.

Should the teams of the Big Ten keep doing what they do ‒ losing football games to members of other conferences ‒ it's going to be difficult to see Big Ten conference play as anything other than clumsy toddlers fighting with other clumsy toddlers. With Iowa @ Pitt, Maryland @ Syracuse, Michigan hosting Utah, Indiana @ Missouri and Nebraska hosting Miami, this week is the conference's last chance to salvage any tiny little shred of their reputation.

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Meanwhile, no one gets to see the best player in the nation, on the nation's top-ranked team, play maybe the biggest game on his schedule, because everyone is going to be punished for everything now.

Games of note are bolded. Point spreads are provided. Here is today's schedule.

Noon. Iowa @ Pittsburgh (-7). ESPNU.
Noon. Georgia Tech @ Virginia Tech (-7½). ESPN.
Noon. Bowling Green @ #19 Wisconsin (-27). ESPN2.
Noon: Troy @ #13 Georgia (-41½). SEC Network.
Noon. Eastern Michigan @ #11 Michigan State (-45). Big Ten Network.
Noon. Old Dominion @ Rice (-6½). Fox Sports Net regional.
Noon. Southern Illinois @ Purdue (no line). Big Ten Network.
Noon. Western Illinois @ Northwestern (no line). ESPNews.

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12:30. Maryland @ Syracuse (-2½). ACC Network.
12:30. Tulane @ Duke (-17). Fox Sports Net regional.

1:00. Maine @ Boston College (no line). ESPN3.
1:00. Delaware State @ Temple (no line). ESPN3.

2:00. Marshall @ Akron (-9). ESPN3.
2:00. Hawaii @ Colorado (-8½). Pac-12 Network.

3:30. Florida @ #3 Alabama (-14½). CBS.
3:30. Utah @ Michigan (-3½). ABC/ESPN2.
3:30. Virginia @ #21 BYU (-14½). ESPN.
3:30. North Carolina @ East Carolina (-2½). ESPNU.
3:30. #6 Texas A&M @ SMU (-34). ABC/ESPN2.
3:30. Louisville @ Florida International (-27). Fox Sports 1.
3:30. Rutgers @ Navy(-6½). CBS Sports.
3:30. Central Michigan @ Kansas (-3½). Fox Sports Net regional.
3:30. Army @ Wake Forest. ESPN3 (-2½).
3:30. Norfolk State @ Buffalo (no line). ESPN3.
3:30. Nicholls State @ North Texas. American Sports Network (no line).

4:00. Indiana @ #18 Missouri (-13½). SEC Network.
4:00. Texas State @ Illinois (-13). ESPNews.
4:00. San Jose State @ Minnesota (-10). Big Ten Network.
4:00. UMass @ Penn State (-27). Big Ten Network.
4:00. Florida Atlantic @ Wyoming (-3½). Mountain West Network.

6:00. Georgia State @ Washington (-34½). Pac-12 Network.
6:00. Bethune-Cookman @ Central Florida (no line). ESPN3.

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7:00. Mississippi State @ #8 LSU (-9). ESPN.
7:00. Ball State @ Toledo (-14). ESPN3.
7:00. Appalachian State @ Southern Miss (-1). American Sports Network.
7:00. Northern Illinois @ Arkansas (-14). ESPNU.
7:00. Miami OH @ Cincinnati (-28½). CBS Sports.
7:00. Middle Tennessee @ Memphis (-12½). ESPN3.
7:00. Idaho @ Ohio (-13½). ESPN3.
7:00. Utah State @ Arkansas State (-2). ESPN3.
7:00. Murray State @ Western Michigan (no line). ESPN3.
7:00. Presbyterian @ NC State (no line). ESPN3.

7:30. #4 Oklahoma (-7½) @ West Virginia. Fox.
7:30. #14 South Carolina (-21½) @ Vanderbilt. SEC Network.
7:30. Georgia Southern (-3) @ South Alabama. ESPN3.

8:00. Miami FL @ #24 Nebraska (-7½). ESPN2.
8:00. #22 Clemson @ #1 Florida State (-14½). ABC.
8:00. UNLV @ Houston (-22). ESPN3.
8:00. New Mexico (-5) @ New Mexico State. ESPN3.

10:00. California @ Arizona (-9). Pac-12 Network.
10:00. Southern Utah @ Fresno State (no line). Mountain West Network.

10:30. #2 Oregon (-23) @ Washington State. ESPN.
10:30. San Diego State @ Oregon State (-10). Fox Sports 1.

10:30. Louisiana-Lafayette @ Boise State (-17½). CBS Sports.

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