Some things to watch in the Big Ten on Saturday:GAME OF THE WEEKPenn State at Pittsburgh. Cheap Shirts Free Shipping . Nittany Lions fans arent satisfied with back-to-back 7-6 records, so this game could be a referendum on third-year coach James Franklin. Pitt is recognized as a program on the rise, and that chafes Penn State people who long for the days when their team was relevant for the right reasons. The Lions and Panthers are meeting for the first time since 2000, and the implications are obvious: recruiting edge in the state and bragging rights.BEST MATCHUPIllinois run defense against North Carolinas rushing offense. The Illini, who allowed nearly 250 yards rushing in each of its last three games in 2015, are No. 1 nationally against the run this week after FCS Murray State netted minus-10 yards. Their home game against the Tar Heels will be an indicator of how much progress Illinois will make in Year 1 under the defensive-minded Lovie Smith. The Tar Heels ran for 254 yards while beating Illinois 48-14 last year, and they averaged 8.4 yards a carry in their season-opening loss to Georgia. Elijah Hood, who went for 129 yards against Illinois last year, is back. The Illini have a new stopper in grad transfer LB Hardy Nickerson.INSIDE THE NUMBERSMaryland, which visits FIU, has won three of its last four road openers, including victories at Temple, UConn and South Florida. ... UCF, which plays at No. 5 Michigan, is 2-2 in its last four games against ranked opponents, including wins over top-10 teams Louisville and Baylor in 2013. ... Markell Jones will try to become the first Purdue player to have back-to-back 100-yard rushing games since 2012 when the Boilermakers host Cincinnati. ... Rutgers, which plays FCS Howard at home, has won each of the previous four meetings with the Bison by a combined 165-39. ... Seventeen redshirt freshmen and nine true freshmen made their first appearances for Ohio State last week. ... Wisconsin is going for its 36th straight home non-conference win when it plays Akron. ... Indiana, which hosts Ball State, is trying for an eighth consecutive nonconference win.LONG SHOTIowa State is a 15-point underdog heading into the Cy-Hawk Trophy game at Iowa and is coming off a loss to FCS Northern Iowa. But remember, the visiting team has won four straight in this series.PLAYER TO WATCHNebraska QB Tommy Armstrong Jr. threw a long touchdown pass against Fresno State last week but was just 5 of 10, and that led the Cornhuskers to rely heavily on the run. Coach Mike Riley is demanding more balance, so well see if Armstrong can deliver against Wyoming. He needs two TD passes to tie the school career record of 56 by Taylor Martinez.---Online:AP college football website: http://collegefootball.ap.org Cheap Shirts From China . 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Cabreras three-run homer the following inning came down below Hank Greenbergs retired No. 5 in left-centre at Comerica Park. "I just kind of let em play, stay out of their way. ... I think thats what youre supposed to do," Leyland said. "Were very fortunate, obviously, to have both of them." Detroits Max Scherzer (5-0) allowed four runs and five hits in eight innings. He struck out seven without a walk. Corey Kluber (2-2) allowed eight runs and 11 hits in 4 2-3 innings. Andy Dirks also homered for the Tigers, and Omar Infante had three hits, including two doubles. Jhonny Peralta doubled twice as well. The Tigers trailed 1-0 before Alex Avilas two-run double in the second. Torii Hunter drove home Avila with a single to right, although he was tagged out near first base on the throw back to the infield for the last out of the inning -- preventing another run from scoring on the play. Fielders homer went an estimated 460 feet -- according to a Tigers spokesman, who cited ESPN Stats and Info. "That was unbelievable," Cabrera said. "Every time he goes to the plate, its like we expect hes going to hit the ball so far, because we know what kind of power he has." The Indians answered with a run in the fourth when Nick Swisher tripled and scored on Carlos Santanas groundout. Detroit broke the game open in the bottom half. With one out, Infante hit his second double of the game and took third on Austin Jacksons single. After Hunter struck out, Cabrera hit his seventh homer of the year. Wholesale Nike Shirts. The defending Triple Crown Winner has 40 RBIs in 33 games in 2013. "When you get RBIs, that means people are on base, obviously," Leyland said. "Weve done a good job of that for him, and hes taken advantage of that." Avila had three RBIs on Friday -- his fifth-inning single scored Peralta to make it 8-2. "I made too many mistakes with the cutter," Kluber said. "I left one over the plate to Cabrera, and they got a couple more hits off that exact same pitch." Scherzers previous start was Detroits 17-2 victory over Houston last weekend. He received plenty of support this time, too, and he retired eight in a row after Swishers triple. "Thats one of the best pitchers in the game, and we got four runs off him, so thats pretty good," Indians manager Terry Francona said. "He just pounds the strike zone and then hes got the wipe-out changeup, so you arent going to get much off him without scratching and clawing. I wish we had gotten 10 off him, but thats not too likely." Cleveland, which entered the day with a major league-leading 49 homers, didnt hit any Friday. The Indians did scratch out a couple runs in the seventh on an RBI groundout by Mark Reynolds and a sacrifice fly by Michael Brantley. Dirks hit a solo homer down the line in right in the bottom of the seventh to make it 9-4, and Victor Martinez hit a run-scoring single in the eighth. NOTES: Scherzer threw 103 pitches. He has never thrown a complete game. ... The Tigers have won 29 of their last 37 games against Cleveland at Comerica. ... Avila was only able to advance from second to third on Infantes bloop double in the second -- second baseman Jason Kipnis almost caught the ball, so Avila had to stay near second. ... Detroit ace Justin Verlander (4-2) faces Clevelands Ubaldo Jimenez (2-2) on Saturday night. ' ' '