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.
Ohio State is still king of the Big Ten. This much is clear following Week 5 in the Big Ten. Other things we know: Iowa and Michigan State are fading, while perfect Maryland is rising.
This was the first full weekend of all Big Ten action. And big games dotted the map, including two OT tilts. None was bigger than Michigan’s win over Wisconsin to move to 5-0.
It’s the start of October, and Halloween isn’t far away. Perfect, because Ohio State is scary good. The Buckeyes’ 58-0 destruction of Rutgers on Saturday in Columbus was a fright fest for the rest of the Big Ten, writes BTN.com's Tom Dienhart.
Penn State must win. Something's going on with Iowa's C.J. Beathard. Purdue has become ... intriguing. And Nebraska is flying low on the radar. BTN.com's Tom Dienhart rolls out 10 things he thinks he knows before Saturday's games.