The No. 1 Gophers opened Big Ten action against the No. 9 ranked Cornhuskers and came out with a 27-7 win on Friday night.
Travis Statchuk and Max McCormick each scored a goal for Ohio State as the Buckeyes beat Northern Michigan 2-0 on Friday night. With the win, Brady Hjelle got his second shutout of the season. The two teams face off again Saturday night at 7:05pm ET and can be seen on the Big Ten Digital Network.
After a week of games, primarily of the cupcake blowout variety, the Big Ten is a cumulative 23-5. Can we learn anything from what we’ve seen so far? Here’s a few thoughts heading into the weekend.
It was an exciting Week 12 of Big Ten football action. Here are the results: Purdue 20, Illinois 17, Nebraska 38, Minnesota 14, Ohio State 21 Wisconsin 14 (OT), Northwestern 23, Michigan State 20, Michigan 42, Iowa 17 and Penn State 45, Indiana 22. Catch up on all the games on our BTN scoreboard, and relive all the action and video highlights right here.
Big Ten Field Pass on BTN2Go, our Web-only live camera, returns to Nebraska this Saturday and goes live at 2:30 p.m. ET with an exclusive look at the pregame activities on the field. And this week should be a special one as Nebraska plans a pre-game tribute to the retiring Tom Osborne. Fans are encouraged to be in their seats a half hour prior to the game in order to enjoy all pregame activities, including Senior Day introductions and a special Cornhusker Band performance before the Tunnel Walk.
It’s Friday. Game day is near. Time may be running out on your school’s bowl hopes. Or, maybe your school is trying to enhance its bowl prospects with another victory. Ohio State? It has no such concerns, as probation means the Buckeyes can’t play in the Big Ten title game or in a bowl. Still, Ohio State would like to finish unbeaten and faces its toughest test yet at Wisconsin.
By all accounts, few things went wrong for No. 1 Indiana during its blowout win over Sam Houston State on Thursday night. In Tom Crean’s postgame interview with BTN’s Jim Jackson, the Indiana coach stressed how his team him with the sustained effort from his team for the entire game. That’s why we hope his players didn’t give their coach a hard time about one specific mishandling of the gum near the end of the win.