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.
Entering a matchup against the seventh-ranked rush defense in the country, Michigan State figured it would need to have success in the air to have any shot at winning its Big Ten opener Saturday at Iowa.
Nebraska’s Kenny Bell is known for his big-play ability. In Saturday’s win over Illinois, the junior star hauled in a ridiculous leaping, one-handed grab. But the catch wasn’t enough. No, Bell blew past several Illinois defenders on his way to the end zone for a 37-yard touchdown. Watch the highlight-reel catch in this post.
Minnesota’s Jerry Kill suffered a seizure Saturday morning and will not coach in today’s game at Michigan, according to Minnesota officials. This is Kill’s second seizure of the season, as he suffered one right before halftime vs. Western Illinois in Week 3. Read Minnesota’s official release in this post.