Football Report: Saturday's games on BTN/BTN2Go

There’s a trio of Big Ten Spring Football games Saturday as BTN continues to cover all 12 school events. All three Saturday games air live on BTN/BTN2Go with Penn State at noon ET, Michigan State, at 2:30 p.m., and Wisconsin, at 5 p.m..  All of this is followed by a one-hour “Big Ten Football Report: Spring Football Edition” as Dave Revsine breaks down the day’s events with Gerry DiNardo and Howard Griffith.

So far, seven Big Ten football teams have held their games. You can watch all seven previous games on demand with BTN2Go: Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Nebraska, Northwestern, Ohio State, Purdue.

That leaves two final spring football games next weekend on Saturday, April 27 at Iowa and at Minnesota.

Penn State, noon ET

Tom Dienhart writes: “Bill O’Brien will tell anyone who will listen that he isn’t gonna risk injury in the spring. He just can’t afford any casualties on a razor-thin roster. Still, there is lots of work to do along the defensive line. Penn State must replace All-Big Ten tackle Jordan Hill along with end Sean Stanley and reserves Pete Massaro and James Terry.” Read the full preview here.

BTN broadcast team: Tom Werme (play-by-play), Mike Mauti (color analyst) and Kellie Goodman Shaffer (sideline).

More info: GoPSUsports.com

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Michigan State, 2:30 p.m. ET

Tom Dienhart writes: “The offense must replace RB Le’Veon Bell’s production after he opted to turn pro early. The big back essentially was a one-man gang and the sole source of offense. And Larry Caper also is gone. The duo combined for 400 carries and 1,901 yards last season. This was an important spring for Jeremy Langford, Nick Hill and Nick Tompkins to establish themselves as viable options. No one really stepped up. In fact, converted linebacker Riley Bullough has been a spring star.” Read the full preview here.

BTN broadcast team: Kevin Kugler (play-by-play), Kirk Cousins (color analyst) and Lisa Byington (sideline reporter).

More info: MSUSpartans.com

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Wisconsin, 5 p.m. ET

Tom Dienhart writes: “The players must adapt to the new Gary Andersen regime. How steep will the learning curve be under the former Utah State boss? Remember, Bielema’s last staff underwent lots of change with six new assistants. So, this is the second season in a row the players will have myriad new coaches. Will the attack under offensive coordinator Andy Ludwig look different? Not much. But the staff knows the passing must improve.” Read the full preview here.

BTN broadcast team: Jay Willson (play-by-play), Brandon Williams (color analyst) and Kevin Lewis (sideline reporter).

More info: UWBadgers.com

Here’s the ongoing schedule for all of the Big Ten Spring Football games (all times are ET).

DAY SCHOOL TIME MORE GAME & BROADCAST INFO
April 6 Nebraska GAME NOTES | VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS | BTN.COM PREVIEW
April 12 Illinois GAME NOTES | VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS | BTN.COM PREVIEW
April 13 Michigan GAME NOTES | VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS | BTN.COM PREVIEW
April 13 Ohio State (Cincinnati) GAME NOTES | VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS | BTN.COM PREVIEW
April 13 Indiana GAME NOTES | VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS | BTN.COM PREVIEW
April 13 Purdue GAME NOTES | VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS | BTN.COM PREVIEW
April 13 Northwestern GAME NOTES | VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS | BTN.COM PREVIEW
April 20 Penn State Noon GAME NOTES | VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS | BTN.COM PREVIEW
April 20 Michigan State 2:30 p.m. GAME NOTES | VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS | BTN.COM PREVIEW
April 20 Wisconsin 5 p.m. GAME NOTES | VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS | BTN.COM PREVIEW
April 27 Iowa 3 p.m. GAME NOTES | VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS | BTN.COM PREVIEW
April 27 Minnesota 2 p.m. GAME NOTES | VIDEO HIGHLIGHTS | BTN.COM PREVIEW

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