The week that was: Week 6's top 10 stories

Six weeks in the books, six weeks to go in the 2012 Big Ten football regular season. See BTN.com’s top 10 most-read stories of Week 6 in this post.

10. Dienhart: “I’m not sure if anyone can beat Ohio State”
Throughout Saturday’s Week 6 action, BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart offered his Snap Reactions to all the Big Ten games. See what Dienhart had to say about Ohio State’s impressive and prolific 63-38 victory over surging Nebraska in this post.

9. Here’s the coolest Big Ten video you’ll see today
Earlier this week we pointed out some pretty cool sneak peek videos from our upcoming show “The Journey 2012,” but the video in this post is worth watching and sharing with any Big Ten fans you know. It’s the opening to Wednesday’s season debut, which airs at 7:30 p.m. ET, and it’s gorgeous.

8. Ohio State stay perfect, rolls Nebraska, 63-38
Braxton Miller rushed for 186 yards, zig-zagging 72 yards for one score and passing for another, to lead No. 12 Ohio State past No. 21 Nebraska 63-38 on Saturday night before the largest crowd ever at Ohio Stadium.

7. Is this Ohio State’s new Nike Pro Combat Uniform?
Nike outfitted Ohio State with Pro Combat uniforms for its games against Michigan in 2009 and 2010. So when an Ohio State journalism student tweeted pictures of what he said was a Nike Pro Combat uniform for this year’s game, it got our attention. Ohio State’s response? It told me it has not announced anything with regard to any uniform change for a game in 2012.

6. Revsine’s Numbers: Nebraska offense dials it up
This week’s college football slate is nothing short of phenomenal: Georgia-South Carolina, LSU-Florida, and West Virginia-Texas are among about a half dozen intriguing games. The Big Ten has its share of good ones, including a match-up of ranked teams in Columbus, as Nebraska visits Ohio State. It seems as good a place as any to jump into this week’s “Numbers.”

5. Week 6: We predict all five Big Ten games
Every week, BTN.com’s Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) and Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) offer their predictions for each Big Ten football game. We also provide a poll for all of the games so fans can vote for their winners.

4. Power Rankings: Wolverines moving on up
How about them Wolverines? Michigan went into West Lafayette and dominated a pretty good Purdue team Saturday afternoon. The performance was exactly what Michigan needed in its first action since struggling at Notre Dame. But what did the 44-13 victory do for the Wolverines’ stock in my latest Power Rankings?

3. Clothes Call: Piping or no piping, Michigan?
We’re always interested in the latest fashion trends across the Big Ten, and it’s of particular interest every Saturday during the fall. On Saturday, one of our show producers noticed something rather interesting about Michigan’s uniform for its Big Ten opener at Purdue.

2. Week 6 Bowl Projections: Illinois off latest list
Five weeks are in the books, and the bowl picture is coming into a bit sharper focus … a bit. To review: The Big Ten has tie-ins with eight bowls—but it has only 10 bowl-eligible schools, as Penn State and Ohio State are on NCAA and banned from the postseason in 2012.

1. Purdue basketball uniform gets makeover
Purdue fans were not sold on the new logo Nike recently gave the school’s athletic teams. That being the case, they may have an issue with the basketball team’s new uniform. They shouldn’t be surprised, though, considering the football team’s 2012 duds feature the updated train.

BTN.com web editor Brent Yarina covers football and men’s basketball for BTN.com. He writes the popular uniform feature “Clothes Call,” which also focuses on the latest cosmetic changes across Big Ten arenas and stadiums. Read all of his latest work here. You can subscribe to Yarina’s RSS feed and follow him on Twitter @BTNBrentYarina.

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Christian on 10/8/2012 @ 2:01pm EDT Said:

No mention of Penn State in the Top 10? Really? They just beat an unbeaten Northwestern team and look like the only team that can challenge Ohio State and NOTHING IN THE TOP 10. However, pointing out Illinois is not part of the bowl projections is a great headline and observation. I mean, up until this week most of us thought Illinois was a top team and BCS contender, esp after they got blown out by every legit team they played this year.

    Brent Yarina, BTN.com on 10/8/2012 @ 2:04pm EDT Said:

    Christian – These are the top 10 stories in terms of page views. Sorry for the confusion. And for the Illinois bowl headline, that was last week’s bowl projections when Illinois was 2-3, not 2-4.

Christian on 10/8/2012 @ 2:15pm EDT Said:

Okay, sorry for the mistake.