This week’s schedule features four games vs. Pac-12 teams: UCLA at Nebraska; Ohio State at Cal; Wisconsin at Arizona State; Illinois vs. Washington at Chicago. But recent history tells us the Pac-12 should win these games.
If you’re on Twitter, you can vote in our ongoing series of Big Ten Twitter polls for our weekday TV show #BTNLive weekdays at 6 p.m. ET. On Wednesday’s show our experts discuss this question: Which Big Ten team faces the biggest challenge from the PAC-12 this Saturday?
We had a special treat on Tuesday night’s #BTNLive. Illinois legend and NFL Hall of Famer Dick Butkus joined the show to talk about his playing career, the state of the game today, and much more. Watch our first segment with Butkus that aired on Tuesday’s show here, plus see the other two segments in this post.
All eyes will be on Nebraska this Saturday, as the Cornhuskers welcome UCLA to Lincoln for the biggest game of the weekend. Huskers fans need no reminder of last year’s meeting vs. the Bruins in Pasadena. UCLA won, 36-30, as the Bruins obliterated the Nebraska defense to the tune of 653 yards. It was a sign of things to come.
Each Tuesday morning during the Big Ten football season, the 12 Big Ten football coaches hold a Big Ten teleconference with reporters from around the country. We post the audio for each segment of the call here, and we do this every Tuesday afternoon.
We are two weeks into the season, but a lot already has happened. Ohio State and Michigan have had their moments, Northwestern looks legit and Illinois has been a surprise. It has given us all a lot to write and talk about.
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Every week during the NFL season, BTN.com will spotlight some of the best individual performances by Big Ten products. See our Week 1 offensive, defensive and special teams players of the week in this post.