Ohio State paces four Big Ten teams ranked in the latest Coaches Poll, released Sunday. The Buckeyes remain No. 3 following their comeback win Saturday night in Evanston, while Michigan (No. 16), Northwestern (No. 18) and Nebraska (No. 24) round out the Big Ten field. See the full poll in this post.
Carlos Hyde took the handoff, he broke a tackle, the chains moved. Another handoff, same result. Another handoff, a burst to the outside, another broken tackle – and this time in for a touchdown. Time was running out for Northwestern. A dream was flying away with every missed tackle, every missed blocking assignment, until the clock hit zero, and the scoreboard read 40-30 in favor of Ohio State.
EVANSTON, Ill. — There were lead changes, momentum shifts and rain … lots of rain. And, in the end, there was one big win for Ohio State. The Buckeyes’ 40-30 victory over Northwestern not only solidifies their status as king of the Big Ten, it also keeps them unbeaten and still squarely in the national title hunt.
Every Saturday night during the Big Ten football season, BTN.com posts its “U.S. Marine Corps: Leaders of the Week.” The feature is designed to honor some of the top individual Big Ten performances. Check out our Week 6 stars in this post.
Well, that was a fun Week 6! No. 3 Ohio State’s 40-30 comeback victory under the lights at No. 15 Northwestern highlighted the slate, but there also was Indiana’s first-ever win over Penn State and much more. Catch up on all the Week 6 Big Ten action in this post.
Bradley Roby is a playmaker, and we saw it in Saturday night’s victory at Northwestern. Late in the first quarter, the star cornerback blocked a Northwestern punt in the end zone and recovered for Ohio State’s first touchdown of the game. Roby also did the same thing last year at Indiana. Watch the highlight-reel play in this post.
Blake Countess sure isn’t playing like a guy who missed all of last season with a torn ACL. In fact, the Wolverine tied Nebraska’s Stanley Jean-Baptiste atop the Big Ten interception leader board (4) when he picked off Mitch Leidner and returned it 72 yards for the touchdown. Watch the pick-6 in this post.