The Big Ten went 6-0 in Saturday’s early action, including Iowa’s 24-20 comeback win over Pittsburgh. Catch up on all the action on our Week 4 scoreboard. Also, view our Week 4 gallery. MICHIGAN STATE 73, EASTERN MICHIGAN 14: BOX | PBP | AP RECAP | ALL VIDEO Connor Cook threw two touchdown passes and ran for a score as No. 11 Michigan State scored the third-most points in program history, smashing Eastern Michigan 73-14 on Saturday. NORTHWESTERN 24, WESTERN ILLINOIS 7: BOX | PBP | AP RECAP Solomon Vault rushed for two touchdowns, Justin Jackson had 92 yards rushing
We saw this great USA TODAY shot of Pat Fitzgerald from Saturday’s game vs. Western Illinois, and we had to ask for your captions on Twitter. Your responses were pretty classic. See some of our favorites in this post. @BTNBrentYarina Fitz just got done hearing about Melvin Gordon's 5 TD day. — WESLEY (@WesleyOnline) September 20, 2014 @BTNBrentYarina "Whoa!!! Did you brush this morning, ref?" — Spencer Leone (@SpencerLeone) September 20, 2014 @BTNBrentYarina wow, that is some onion breath — Steven Brown (@scbrown1117) September 20, 2014 @BTNBrentYarina Dude….you need a breathe mint bad! — The Stritz (@TheStritz) September 20, 2014
Melvin Gordon hasn’t looked like Melvin Gordon in Wisconsin’s first two games. The star running back and preseason Heisman Trophy contender looked like his vintage self in the first half vs. Bowling Green on Saturday. Gordon, who entered the game with 178 yards rushing, exploded for 179 yards and four touchdowns, including the impressive 50-yarder in the video above. Kind of a nice stiff-arm on that run, huh? The most impressive stat, perhaps: Gordon is averaging 16.3 yards per carry in the first 30 minutes. Don’t believe the numbers? Here’s the proof: #Badgers Melvin Gordon entered today with 178 yards
It was all Michigan State, all the time in the first half vs. Eastern Michigan on Saturday. The Spartans, in their first action since losing at Oregon on Sept. 6, looked like the Big Ten favorite and then some en route to allowing one yard (!) and racing to a 49-0 halftime lead. Yes, that’s one yard! Is that good? pic.twitter.com/KDTBkJ8ilk — KJ (@KJatTOC) September 20, 2014 #MichiganState doing what good teams do, up 49-0 on MAC School even though they've played three QBs and backups. — Mike Griffith (@MikeGriffith32) September 20, 2014 #EasternMichigan finishes the 1st half against #MichiganState
When Advait Kumar was growing up thousands of miles away in Kanpur, India, there was never any question of where he’d go to college. “My father went to Penn State in 1980,” he said. “My brother’s going there too. We call ourselves a Penn State family in India.”
What should Big Ten football fans be looking for on Saturday? BTN.com web editor Sean Merriman has a rundown of the upcoming games and a recap of this week’s news leading up to the action.
Who are the top freshmen in the Big Ten heading into Week 4 of the college football season? BTN.com web editor Sean Merriman provides his top 10 list in this post!
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Like bold predictions? Of course, you do! Well, BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart offers his Week 4 bold predictions and observations in this post.