It's Michigan State and Nebraska atop this week's list for the second consecutive week, and the two teams just so happen to meet Saturday.
The results are in, and now it's time to see how the BTN.com team and Big Ten fans did with their Week 5 game predictions. Find out inside!
It isn’t a Sunday without BTN analyst Gerry DiNardo’s latest installment of “Sunday Ruminations.” Get DiNardo’s Week 5 thoughts inside. Also, follow @gerrydinardo! Get our latest Week 5 coverage: ILLINOIS Sunday Ruminations – #ILLINI Still on schedule 3 – 2 with match up opponent PU coming to town this week. Can't have turnovers – 3 yesterday — Gerry DiNardo (@gerrydinardo) September 28, 2014 INDIANA Sunday Ruminations #Hoosiers Unusual non-conference schedule continues this week with North Texas but sure looks like must win for Bowl game — Gerry DiNardo (@gerrydinardo) September 28, 2014 IOWA Sunday Ruminations #Hawkeyes Will have to continue
It was a great week of Big Ten football. Get Tom Dienhart's Week 5 honors, grades and numbers inside.
Saturday night’s Nebraska vs. Illinois game has had plenty of outstanding highlights in the first half. Here is a look at all of the top plays from the first half of action. Ameer Adullah gets the Huskers on the board with a 12-yard TD run: Illinois RB Josh Ferguson breaks off a huge 41-yard TD run: Ameer Abdullah breaks a tackle and scores on an impressive 8-yard TD run: Tommy Armstrong Jr. hits Kenny Bell for a 63-yard TD pass: Reilly O’Toole hits Geronimo Allison for a 58-yard TD pass:
The word came down officially before kickoff but Illinois will start quarterback Reilly O’Toole over Wes Lunt in tonight’s game against No. 21 Nebraska in Lincoln, Nebraska. Lunt is the 6-foot-5, 225-pound sophomore transfer from Oklahoma State is throwing for 309 yards per game to rank second in the Big Ten and 14th nationally. He’s completed 66 percent of his attempts, and his 11 touchdown passes are most in the conference. Lunt was named the Big Ten’s offensive player of the week on Sept. 8. O’Toole has played in 24 career games throwing for 1,024 yards while completing 69 percent
It was an entertaining night of Big Ten football as as Nebraska took down Illinois, Ohio State dropped Cincinnati and Minnesota topped Michigan. Catch up on all the day’s action on our Week 5 scoreboard. Also, view our Week 5 gallery. NEBRASKA 45, ILLINOIS 14: BOX | PBP | AP RECAP | VIDEO: ILLINOIS | VIDEO: NEBRASKA Ameer Abdullah ran for 208 yards and three touchdowns, Imani Cross added a career-high 109 yards and a TD, and No. 21 Nebraska beat Illinois 45-14 on Saturday night. OHIO STATE 50, CINCINNATI 28: BOX | PBP | AP RECAP | VIDEO: OHIO
The Big Ten went 3-0 in Saturday’s early nonconference matchups, while Iowa, Northwestern and Maryland all notched impressive conference wins. Catch up on all the action on our Week 5 scoreboard now built for desktop and mobile browsers. See videos in this post. IOWA 24, PURDUE 10: BOX | PBP | AP RECAP | VIDEO: IOWA | VIDEO: PURDUE Iowa spotted Purdue a 10-0 lead, then dominated the final 49 minutes, rallying for a 24-10 Big Ten opening victory Saturday. NORTHWESTERN 29, PENN STATE 6: BOX | PBP | AP RECAP | VIDEO: NORTHWESTERN | VIDEO: PENN STATE Trevor Siemian
BTN/BTN2Go airs five Week 5 Big Ten football games, including three early contests. Use our GameFinder tool inside to find your game on your TV system, plus direct links to all five live streams on BTN2Go.
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.