We’ve had plenty of time to digest what we saw on the gridiron last Saturday. So, in this social media world, let’s slap a hashtag on it, OK? Get Tom Dienhart’s latest Big Ten coverage: Illinois: #cardiackids #toocloseforcomfort #thankyoujoshferguson Indiana: #terrifictevin #hugeupset #newlife Iowa: #sunshinekid #backontrack? #welcomebackoffense Maryland: #tightenthatdefense #testedinnonconference #feartheturtle Michigan: #struggling #lookslike2013 #whoistheQB? Michigan State: #firststeptowardrunningthetable #buzzsaw #bigtensbest Minnesota: #allrunnopass #needbalance #anotherunderrateddefense Nebraska: #fearameer #offensive #stillperfect Northwestern: #awinisawinisawin #workinprogress #bigplaysneeded Ohio State: #passdefensewillbetestedbycincy #improving #timetomakearun Penn State: #bigtenbigsurprise #finallyarungame #stillperfect Purdue: #improving #etlilngcomingon #defensemakingplays Rutgers: #tough #physical #resilient Wisconsin: #gordonisgreat #runningmachine #layingintheweeds About Tom Dienhart BTN.com senior writer
Michigan State remains atop my latest Big Ten Power Rankings, but 4-0 Nebraska has moved to No. 2 and is on the Spartans' heels.
It isn't a Sunday without BTN analyst Gerry DiNardo's latest installment of "Sunday Ruminations." Get DiNardo's Week 4 thoughts inside.
An impressive 12-1 week was just what the Big Ten needed before conference play. Get Tom Dienhart's Week 4 honors, grades and numbers inside.
The results are in, and now it's time to see how the BTN.com team and Big Ten fans did with their Week 4 game predictions. Find out inside!
Let’s call this “Bounce Back Week.” And, the Big Ten needed it. In a bad way—a really bad way.
The Big Ten had plenty of outstanding individual performances on Saturday. See my top 10 Big Ten offensive performers from Week 4 in this post!
There was inclement weather across the Big Ten footprint during afternoon action Saturday. Illinois, Michigan and Minnesota all experienced extended weather delays. All three games were completed, with the Illini and Gophers winning and the Wolverines losing. Get our latest Week 4 coverage: ILLINOIS Absolute downpour right now in #Chambana + high winds and lightning. Delay could last a while. #Illini #TXSTvsILL pic.twitter.com/EyvU1cC4JI — Illinois Football (@IlliniFootball) September 20, 2014 Sheets of rain pic.twitter.com/NI9DdpZ9Jr — Jeremy Werner (@WernerESPNCU) September 20, 2014 Bigger sheets of rain pic.twitter.com/iKXbvlvb6r — Jeremy Werner (@WernerESPNCU) September 20, 2014 MICHIGAN Status: ☔️ pic.twitter.com/oHM6bxgLEU — Michigan Football
In afternoon play, Illinois took down Texas State, Indiana upset No. 19 Missouri, Rutgers won at Navy, Minnesota dropped San Jose State, Penn State drilled UMass and Utah topped Michigan. Catch up on all of the day’s action on our Week 4 scoreboard. Also, view our Week 4 gallery. UTAH 26, MICHIGAN 10: BOX | PBP | AP RECAP Travis Wilson returned after a frightening fall in the first half to throw a third-quarter touchdown pass, and Utah finally finished off a 26-10 win over Michigan on Saturday. RUTGERS 31, NAVY 24: BOX | PBP | AP RECAP Justin Goodwin
We’ll be posting pictures from around the Big Ten on this football Saturday right on through tonight’s games, too. All of our galleries can be found over here. Here’s the live Week 4 scoreboard page.