Nebraska vs. Michigan: Live Score, Highlights and Analysis

Matt SmithCorrespondent IIINovember 18, 2011

ANN ARBOR, MI - SEPTEMBER 17:  Fans attend the game between Eastern Michigan University Eagles and the University of Michigan Wolverines at Michigan Stadium on September 17, 2011 in Ann Arbor, Michigan. Michigan defeated Eastern Michigan 31-3.  (Photo by Leon Halip/Getty Images)
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Michigan 45, Nebraska 17, Final

Two of the most storied programs in college football history will meet for the first time as Big Ten members when No. 16 Nebraska visits No. 18 Michigan.

The Cornhuskers and Wolverines shared the 1997 national title. They last met in the 2005 Alamo Bowl, a 31-28 Nebraska victory.

Nebraska needs to defeat Michigan and Iowa, as well as have Michigan State lose one of its final two games, in order to reach the inaugural Big Ten Championship Game. 

Michigan's situation is more dire thanks to its loss in East Lansing last month. They'll need the Spartans to fall twice, in addition to defeating both Nebraska and Ohio State, to reach Indianapolis.

The 'Huskers had to hang on to beat Penn State last week in State College, while the Wolverines defeated Illinois in Champaign. Both teams prefer to run the football, as quarterbacks Taylor Martinez and Denard Robinson have been inconsistent as passers.

Check back Saturday before, during and after the game for updates, commentary and analysis of the showdown between two of the top teams in the Big Ten.