Northwestern leads the West Division with a 5-0 Big Ten record, followed by Wisconsin at 2-1, Iowa at 3-2 and Purdue at 2-2. The Wildcats can clinch at least a share of the West Division title and a Big Ten Football Championship Game berth this weekend with a win against Michigan State and a Wisconsin loss to Minnesota.

• Ohio State stands atop the East Division standings with a 4-0 record, with Indiana close behind at 4-1 and Maryland in third at 2-1 in conference play. The Buckeyes visit Illinois this weekend, while the Hoosiers host the Terrapins.

• Northwestern is 5-0 overall for the first time since 2015 and 5-0 in Big Ten play for the first time since 1996. Freshman safety Brandon Joseph added to his Big Ten-leading total with another two-interception effort in Saturday’s victory against Wisconsin. Joseph led the secondary with seven tackles, including four solo stops. His five interceptions are two more than anyone else in the Big Ten and he leads the nation in interceptions per game (1.0).

• Ohio State ran for 307 yards and threw for 300 in a 42-35 victory against Indiana on Saturday. This marks just the second time since 2000 that Ohio State had at least 300 yards in each category in a conference game. Master Teague had a career-high 169 yards and his second multi-touchdown game of the season, scoring in all four games in 2020.

• The Buckeyes’ Garrett Wilson reached the end zone twice for the first time in his career and became the second Ohio State player to have 100 receiving yards in four straight games, joining Cris Carter. It is the third time since 2000 that Ohio State had over 600 yards against a ranked team.

• The Buckeyes beat Indiana for the 26th straight time on Saturday, extending the longest win streak by one Big Ten team versus another in conference history. They also extended their overall home win streak to 23 games and their 21-game conference home win streak is the second-longest in Big Ten history.

• Indiana’s Ty Fryfogle hauled in seven passes for 218 yards and three touchdowns against Ohio State to become the first receiver in Big Ten history to record back-to-back 200-yard games. His 218 yards were the third-highest total ever by a Buckeyes’ opponent and the most by a Hoosier in the history of the series, which dates back to 1901. The senior wide receiver scored from 63, 56 and 33 yards out to become the first Hoosier since James Hardy in 2007 to record a pair of 50-yard touchdowns in a single game.

• Illinois racked up 490 yards of total offense in a 41-23 win over Nebraska in Lincoln on Saturday, while the defense forced five turnovers in the win. The Illini victory marks the first in Lincoln since 1924.

• Illinois ran for 285 yards in the win while scoring four touchdowns on the ground. Illini running backs Mike Epstein and Chase Brown both surpassed 100 yards rushing for the second consecutive week. Epstein tied his career high, rushing for 113 yards and a touchdown and marking his fourth consecutive game with a score.

• Iowa’s 41-21 victory over Penn State in Beaver Stadium on Saturday marked head coach Kirk Ferentz’s 100th Big Ten win, making him the fourth coach to achieve the milestone along with Ohio State’s Woody Hayes (153 wins), Michigan’s Bo Schembechler (143) and Chicago’s Amos Alonzo Stagg (115).

• On Oct. 23, the Big Ten Conference announced the launch of the ‘United As One’ social justice campaign. ‘United As One’ is among several conference-wide Equality Coalition initiatives dedicated to constructively and collectively recognizing and eliminating racism and hate in our society by creating resources for inclusion, empowerment and accountability.

• The Big Ten Conference established the Equality Coalition in 2020 with 227 members including presidents and chancellors, directors of athletics, coaches, student-athletes, conference and school administrators, alumni, families and friends representing all 14 institutions.