This Saturday was all about Penn State asserting its dominance. But keep an eye on Michigan State, which keeps grinding out wins. Here is BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart’s look at the Best of Week 8.
When there's high risk, there's high reward.
Michigan, fresh off its 42-13 loss at Penn State, fell 10 spots to No. 25 in the latest Coaches poll, released Sunday. The rest of the Big Ten's ranked teams stay put (No. 2 Penn State; No. 5 Wisconsin; No. 6 Ohio State) or move up (No. 18 Michigan State).
Penn State made a loud statement vs. Michigan and remains king of the hill, setting up a showdown at Ohio State this Saturday. Get BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart's latest Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal, inside.
Before we turn our attention to Week 9, it’s time to revisit how BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart and Big Ten fans did with their Week 8 Big Ten game predictions.
No. 2 Penn State looked unstoppable in a 42-13 blowout of Michigan Saturday, writes Tom Dienhart.
Kobe McCrary ran for 153 yards and the go-ahead touchdown in the fourth quarter, and Rodney Smith added 103 yards rushing for Minnesota as the Gophers beat Illinois 24-17 victory on Saturday.
Brian Lewerke threw a 10-yard touchdown pass to Felton Davis with 5:59 remaining, and No. 18 Michigan State edged Indiana 17-9 on Saturday night.
If Goldy loves one thing, other than Minnesota athletics, it's Halloween. Few mascots have more fun celebrating the holiday than the Minnesota mascot.
Quarterback Clayton Thorson scored on a 1-yard run and Northwestern rallied from a sluggish first half for a 17-10 overtime victory over Iowa on Saturday.
Gus Edwards scored on a 74-yard run on Rutgers' second offensive play and Gio Rescigno threw a 35-yard touchdown pass in the second half as Rutgers beat Purdue 14-12 Saturday, posting consecutive Big Ten wins for the first time since joining the league in 2014.