An interesting Week 6in the Big Ten, as Iowa notched what may have been a season-saving win at Minnesota, Ohio State and Michigan rolled on, Purdue showed it means business and Michigan State continued to struggle.
No movement at the top of this week’s Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal. But the bottom half had a shake-up, of sorts.
Iowa may have just saved its season. Is that an overstatement in the wake of the Hawkeyes’ hard-fought 14-7 win Saturday at Minnesota? Perhaps. Still, the magnitude of this win for Iowa needs to be underscored.
The NCAA is considering an early signing period, and it’s about time one is implemented, writes BTN.com's Tom Dienhart.
Heading into Week 6 of the college football season, BTN.com's Tom Dienhart delivers his weekly collection of things he thinks he knows. Most surprising player in the Big Ten? One team's bowl chances? What's wrong at Michigan State? Dienhart digs in.
Meet Maryland’s Shane Cockerille, one of the most versatile players in America. The 6-2, 235-pound junior arrived in College Park, Maryland, as a heralded quarterback in 2013. Now, three years and two positions later, he finds himself as one of the Big Ten’s better linebackers. Cockerille is No. 8 in the Big Ten tackles, averaging eight per game with 32 stops. Not bad for a guy who is in his first year at the position. After redshirting in 2013, Cockerille saw some action under center in 2014. The next year, he was moved to fullback but also still saw some
Will Ohio State, which is No. 1 in the Big Ten in scoring offense (57.0 ppg) and No. 1 in scoring defense (9.3 ppg), lose a regular-season game? I asked some media members who cover the league.
Week 6 is highlighted by the battle for iconic Floyd of Rosedale between Iowa and Minnesota. There also is an interesting non-league game, with BYU playing at Michigan State. And Ohio State, Michigan and Maryland look to continue to roll.
Five weeks down, and Maryland, No. 4 Michigan, No. 12 Nebraska and No. 2 Ohio State remain perfect. Here is what I’m buying and selling post-Week 5.
Ohio State continues to impress, which is why it remains part of CBSSports.com’s Jerry Palm’s projected playoff field. But here is an alteration: Palm has 11 Big Ten teams in his bowl projections, one more than last week.