(Eds: With AP Photos.) By ERIC OLSON AP Sports Writer Will Compton has been with Bo Pelini for all the ups and downs within the Nebraska football program the past five years, and no one in the Cornhuskers' camp wants a Big Ten championship more than the middle linebacker from Bonne Terre, Mo.
Compton, like his teammates, says all he's concerned with is Friday's game at Iowa (4-7, 2-5 Big Ten). But Compton and his teammates see the big picture.
A win secures the 17th-ranked Huskers' spot in the Big Ten title game against Wisconsin and a chance to play for the school's first conference championship since 1999. A loss would leave the Huskers (10-2, 6-1) needing Ohio State to beat Michigan on Saturday in order to play in Indianapolis on Dec. 1.
For Compton, if there is to be a satisfying close to his college career, there is no alternative but to win a championship.
''Without a doubt,'' he said. ''I've never won a championship, even in...