The end of October brings with it “Statement Saturday” in the B1G East with some crucial showdowns in store.

ESPN’s Kirk Herbstreit has explained why this Saturday is the week for contenders in the East to make their move. Ohio State, Michigan, and Michigan State all have a chance inside the top 10 to provide a big statement for the division title.

In the West, Iowa and Wisconsin square off for a suddenly crucial rivalry showdown. Believe it or not, the Badgers still control their own destiny and can advance to Indianapolis by winning out. The Hawkeyes will try to put an end to that with Iowa also in the driver’s seat for the B1G West despite the loss to Purdue.

In total, there are 7 games with every B1G team in action for Week 9. Be sure to check out who’s on the call for your game ahead of kickoff, courtesy of Eye on Sky and Air Sports:

Saturday, Oct. 30

  • 12 pm EST – Michigan at Michigan State: FOX: Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt, Jenny Taft; Touchdown Radio: J.P. Shadrick, KC Jones
  • 12 pm EST – Iowa at Wisconsin: ESPN: Bob Wischusen, Dan Orlovsky, Kris Budden; ESPN Radio: Sean Kelley, Barrett Jones, Ian Fitzsimmons
  • 12 pm EST – Rutgers at Illinois: B1G: Jeff Levering, Anthony Herron, Elise Menaker
  • 12 pm est – Indiana at Maryland: B1G: Chris Vosters, Matt Millen, Krystle Rich
  • 3:30 pm EST – Purdue at Nebraska: ESPN2: Roy Philpott, Kelly Stouffer, Lauren Sisler
  • 3:30 pm EST – Minnesota at Northwestern: B1G: Brandon Gaudin, James Laurinaitis, Rick Pizzo
  • 7:30 pm EST – Penn State at Ohio State: ABC, ESPN3: Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Holly Rowe; Westwood One: Mike Watts, Derek Rackley