We're one day closer to 2017, and today it's time to take a look at the top 10 Big Ten football games of 2016. See BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart's full list inside.
We're one day closer to 2017, and today BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart is counting down the 10 best storylines, in no particular order, of the 2016 Big Ten football season.
Indiana showed fight against No. 19 Utah, but turnovers and special teams woes doomed the Hoosiers to a 26-24 loss in the Foster Farms Bowl. Indiana ended the season with a 6-7 record.
We're one day closer to 2017, and today it's time to take a look at the top 10 individual seasons of 2016. See BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart's full list inside.
No team entered the bowl season amid the tumult that enveloped Minnesota, which had to diffuse a player boycott that threatened its participation in this game. Things got smoothed out, and the Golden Gophers proceeded to post a 17-12 upset of Washington State to finish 9-4.
Maryland got back in the bowl business in its first year under DJ Durkin, the former Michigan defensive coordinator. Alas, the Terrapins couldn’t finish with a win, falling 36-30 to Boston College in the Quick Lane Bowl.
When 2016 dawned, myriad questions loomed over Wisconsin. Who would be the quarterback? What would the departure of defensive coordinator Dava Aranda to LSU mean? Would the offensive line be better? Well, the Badgers answered all of those questions.
Chris Ash’s debut season was filled with rough patches, beginning with a season-opening 48-13 loss at Washington. But, hey, the guy has the job for a reason. Rutgers needs to be fixed. And Ash is trying to clean up the mess left by the previous staff.
It was yet another empty season in West Lafayette for a Purdue program that may be at its nadir. The record books will show the Boilermakers had a losing record for a fifth season in a row and the eighth time in the last nine years.
Looking for the surprise team in the Big Ten in 2016? Look no further. The Nittany Lions came out of nowhere to win the Big Ten in James Franklin’s third season in State College.