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.
Behind the powerful booster that is breaking records.
Finally, the most-anticipated game on the Big Ten schedule has arrived: No. 2 Penn State at No. 6 Ohio State! This shapes up as a de facto Big Ten East title game with league title and College Football Playoff implications.
The Big Ten office released its Week 8 award winners Monday, and three of the five honorees are repeat winners. Saquon Barkley (offensive player of the week x 3), Joe Bachie (defensive player of the week x 2) and Jonathan Taylor (freshman of the week x 4) claimed their respective honors yet again.
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).
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.
A plate of snacks is prepared and sent over to each Penn State offensive lineman, along with a reminder, the night before games. It's an appreciated gesture by Trace McSorley's mom, Andrea, who includes a friendly note for Penn State's big men to protect her son. On Friday, doughnuts did the trick.
Jammed into the visitor's interview room that could easily double as a tool shed underneath Beaver Stadium, Jim Harbaugh assessed where Michigan goes from here with his typical brevity.
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.