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EAST LANSING, MI - OCTOBER 25: RJ Williamson #26 of the Michigan State Spartans celebrates after intercepting a pass from Devin Gardner (not in photo) of the Michigan Wolverines  and running 29 yards for the touchdown during the third quarter of the game at Spartan Stadium on October 25 , 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Big Ten, SEC, Big 12 Showdowns Impact Playoff Race

As college football’s regular season heads into its stretch run, plenty of intriguing plotlines are developing each week.

97.1 The Ticket–11/07/2014

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 07: Jeremy Langford #33 of the Michigan State Spartans runs against the defense of Joshua Perry #37 of the Ohio State Buckeyes during the Big Ten Conference Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 7, 2013 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Big Ten Preview: All Eyes On Ohio State-Michigan State Matchup

Barring a November collapse, the winner emerges as the likely division winner for a berth in the league championship game in Indianapolis in December.

97.1 The Ticket–11/06/2014

EAST LANSING, MI - OCTOBER 25: Quarterback Connor Cook #18 of the Michigan State Spartans drops back to pass during the third quarter of the game against the Michigan Wolverines at Spartan Stadium on October 25 , 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. The Spartans defeated the Wolverines 35-11. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

B1G Power Rankings [BLOG]

November is finally here which means it’s the final month of the college football regular season and there are several key questions about our B1G teams that I will answer before revealing this week’s power rankings (as well as the new BCS Standings).

97.1 The Ticket–11/06/2014

WACO, TX - NOVEMBER 01: Devin Chafin #28 of the Baylor Bears runs the ball against Ben Heeney #31 of the Kansas Jayhawks at McLane Stadium on November 1, 2014 in Waco, Texas. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images)

College Football Spotlight: Big Games In November Separate Contenders From Pretenders

Our expectations before the start of the season can quickly be tarnished in a flash. But no matter what happens, November will always find a way to set the stage for a championship race like no other month can.

11/04/2014

ANN ARBOR, MI - NOVEMBER 1: Amara Darboh #82 of the Michigan Wolverines celebrates with his teammates after scoring on a second quarter touchdown pass during the game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Michigan Stadium on November 1 , 2014 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Michigan Handles Indiana Again, 34-10

Devin Gardner threw for two touchdowns and Drake Johnson ran for two, helping Michigan to a 34-10 victory over Indiana on Saturday in the aftermath of athletic director Dave Brandon’s resignation.

97.1 The Ticket–11/01/2014

EAST LANSING, MI - OCTOBER 25: Travis Jackson #63 of the Michigan State Spartans celebrates a win over the Michigan Wolverines at Spartan Stadium on October 25 , 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. The Spartans defeated the Wolverines 35-11. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Big Ten Power Rankings [BLOG]

Last week was kind of a weird week in the B1G.

97.1 The Ticket–10/31/2014

EAST LANSING, MI - OCTOBER 25: Mike Sadler #3 and Lawrence Thomas #8 of the Michigan State Spartans celebrates a win over the Michigan Wolverines at Spartan Stadium on October 25 , 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. The Spartans defeated the Wolverines 35-11. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

1 Game Likely To Decide B10 East; West Is A Mess

Two things are apparent in the Big Ten as November approaches.

97.1 The Ticket–10/29/2014

EAST LANSING, MI - OCTOBER 25:  University of Michigan head football coach Brady Hoke watches the action from the sidelines during the second quarter of the game against the Michigan State Spartans at Spartan Stadium on October 25, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. The Spartans defeated the Wolverines 35-11.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Stake & Stakes: Michigan Tries To Hold It Together

Michigan (3-5, 1-3 Big Ten) enters the stretch on Saturday with a homecoming game against Indiana and needing to win three of four to become bowl-eligible.

97.1 The Ticket–10/27/2014

EAST LANSING, MI - OCTOBER 25:  University of Michigan head football coach Brady Hoke watches the action from the sidelines during the second quarter of the game against the Michigan State Spartans at Spartan Stadium on October 25, 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. The Spartans defeated the Wolverines 35-11.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Hoke, Players Say Stake Incident Overblown, Not Meant Disrespectfully

While lineman Jack Miller said the Wolverines meant no disrespect to the Spartans, he was not surprised they were offended at the gesture.

CBS Detroit–10/27/2014

EAST LANSING, MI - OCTOBER 25: Mike Sadler #3 and Lawrence Thomas #8 of the Michigan State Spartans celebrates a win over the Michigan Wolverines at Spartan Stadium on October 25 , 2014 in East Lansing, Michigan. The Spartans defeated the Wolverines 35-11. (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)

Michigan State Not Easing Up On Michigan

The Wolverines did score a touchdown this time — the first time they’d managed that against the Spartans since 2011 — but it came late in the fourth quarter.

97.1 The Ticket–10/26/2014

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