In a year where every team is eligible to compete in a bowl game, the list of available games is shrinking.
Indiana's Jack Tuttle says his sudden role change won't alter his approach as he tries to make sure the Hoosiers withstand the loss of star quarterback Michael Penix Jr. Tuttle will make his first career start Saturday when the 10th-ranked Hoosiers (5-1, No. 12 College Football Playoff ) visit No. 18 Wisconsin (2-1, No. 16 CFP). A victory would enable Indiana to tie a program record by earning its sixth Big Ten win of the season, matching the accomplishments of the 1967 and 1987 teams.
The first step for No. 3 Ohio State is showing up. If the Buckeyes can do that, they have to like their chances of reaching another Big Ten title game. Right now the biggest question isn't whether Ohio State can win out - it's whether each of its last two regular-season games will be played.