The Big Ten office released its Week 2 players of the week on Monday morning. Check out all four of the honorees, plus watch their video highlights, here.
How about those Big Ten quarterbacks? Is it time for 0-2 Northwestern to panic? Here is what BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart is buying and selling in the Big Ten as we enter a big Week 3 that features several marquee matchups.
Time to check out the Big Ten bowl projections from Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com. For the second week in a row, Palm projects no Big Ten teams in the playoffs. He has No. 1 Alabama playing No. 4 Houston in the Peach Bowl and No. 2 Clemson vs. No. 3 Stanford in the Fiesta Bowl. Palm had 11 Big Ten teams in bowls last week; he has just 10 this week, with Northwestern falling out after an 0-2 start that has included losses to a MAC team and a FCS squad. Last week, Northwestern was projected to be in the
The Big Ten is off to a fantastic start, and the major polls continue to prove it. Five Big Ten teams are ranked in the top 12 (Coaches Poll) and top 13 (AP Poll) of the latest polls, released Sunday.
Save for one stunning upset—I’m looking at you, Northwestern—it was business as usual in the Big Ten in Week 2. As a result, there isn't much change in my latest Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal.
Before we turn our attention to Week 3, it’s time to revisit how the BTN.com team and Big Ten fans did with their Week 2 Big Ten game predictions. Like Big Ten teams, Tom Dienhart, Sean Merriman and Big Ten fans all went 12-2, missing the same two games: Western Michigan at Northwestern and Wisconsin vs. LSU. See all of our Week 2 predictions below. Sean Merriman (@BTNSean) 2016 record: 24-3 Week 2 record: 12-1 Week 2 picks: Maryland 27, FIU 10; Cincinnati 31, Purdue 20; Rutgers 28, Howard 10; Michigan 31, UCF 7; Minnesota 27, Indiana State 14; Nebraska
Week 2 was all about the blowouts with five teams scored over 50 points as Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Rutgers and Wisconsin all hung at least half-a-hundred on opponents in easy wins.
How good is this Michigan squad? BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart isn't sure. But, he's eager to find out. Alas, the schedule doesn’t provide many big tests early. That's too bad.
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