Before we turn our attention to Week 5, it’s time to revisit how the BTN.com team and Big Ten fans did with their Week 4 Big Ten predictions. Stephen Bardo went a perfect 10-0 to move into a first-place tie (39-7) with Brent Yarina and Big Ten fans, who both went 9-1.
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Week 4 of the college football season was somewhat of a mixed bag for the Big Ten. The team’s that were favored to win took care of business. The teams that weren’t favored, came away empty handed. As a whole, the Big Ten went 7-2 in non-conference matchups on Saturday, and Wisconsin cruised to an easy win over Purdue in the lone Big Ten game of the day. Through four weeks, Ohio State, Michigan Minnesota and Northwestern are the only remaining unbeaten teams in the conference. With that said, let’s go back and take a peak at the top plays and twitter reactions from this past weekend.
The latest Coaches Poll was released Sunday, and Wisconsin is listed at No. 24 after the Badgers cruised to a 41-10 victory over Purdue on Saturday. Meanwhile, Michigan State found itself on the outside looking in after the Spartans dropped a heartbreaking 17-13 decision at Notre Dame.
It was a busy Saturday in the Big Ten, with 10 games taking place. Michigan continues to live dangerously, no team runs like Wisconsin, Nebraska still loves Bo and the Michigan State offense still has a ways to go. I learned a lot. Take a look.
Week Four in the Big Ten is over. And, it was a mixed bag in what was the last big full-blown Saturday of non-conference action. The headliner game was Michigan State at Notre Dame. The Spartans came up short, as the Fighting Irish won despite notching a scant 221 yards in a 17-13 victory.
It’s time to get powered up with my Sunday Big Ten rankings. This Saturday didn’t provide any dramatic victories or stunning losses, so my ranking didn’t shift dramatically. But, Wisconsin did make a move, as did Minnesota, Penn State and Iowa, while Michigan State sinks the most.
Every Sunday during the Big Ten football season, BTN analyst Gerry DiNardo heads to Twitter to offer his “Sunday Ruminations.” Get DiNardo’s analysis of the Big Ten’s Week 4 performance in this post. Also, don’t forget to follow @gerrydinardo.