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How did we do? Big Ten Week 2 predictions revisited

Before we turn our complete attention to Week 3, it’s time to look back at how we did with our Week 2 predictions. One week after Tom Dienhart, BTN.com fans and myself all went 11-1, the results weren’t as pretty. Dienhart and BTN.com fans both went 8-4, while I went 6-6, just like the Big Ten teams. SEASON RECORDS BTN.com fans: 19-5; .792 Tom: 19-5; .792 Brent: 17-7; .708 [Related: Dienhart: 5 things I learned in Week 2] Arizona State 45, Illinois 14 Tom’s pick: Arizona State, 27-21 – Even if Nathan Scheelhaase can go, he likely won’t be 100

Dienhart: 5 things I learned in Week 2

Week 2 is in the books. It was not a great showing for the Big Ten, as it put up a 6-6 record. This from a conference that went 10-2 during the opening week. The competition was stiffer and there were more road tests, for sure, but the Big Ten needs to bounce back next week. What did I learn from Week 2 action? See the five biggest things I learned about the Big Ten on Saturday. 1. Wisconsin RB Montee Ball’s Heisman dreams may be over following a moribund effort in a 10-7 loss at Oregon State. Ball ran

DiNardo's Week 2 Sunday Ruminations

Every Sunday during the college football season, BTN analyst Gerry DiNardo hits Twitter to share his thoughts from the previous day’s slate of games. What did DiNardo have to say about the Big Ten after a 6-6 performance in Week 2? Read all of his Sunday Ruminations in this post. [BTN.com: Dienhart: 5 things I learned in Week 2 | Week 2 Game Balls] [VIDEO: Watch all of our football highlights] Sunday Ruminations – Tough day for B1G but like #Hawkeyes, #Huskers, #ILLINI, #Pennstate, #Purdue, #Badgers playing yesterday’s opponents — Gerry DiNardo (@gerrydinardo) September 9, 2012 Sunday Ruminations – So

La Quinta presents the BTN Video Mashup

Go ahead and watch the highlight of Minnesota’s MarQueis Gray. Have you ever wanted to make your Big Ten football video highlight reel? Now you can, and you can share your finished product with other fans via social media. Create, edit, and share your own Big Ten highlight reel with the top plays from your favorite team with the BTN Video Mashup, presented by La Quinta. Dive in to use a wide variety of special plays from the first week of Big Ten football and make a clip. Then be sure to check back each week for the latest clips

U.S. Marines Corps: Leaders of Week 2

Every Saturday night during the college football season, BTN.com web editor Brent Yarina hands out his weekly Big Ten game balls. The series is called “U.S. Marines Corps: Leaders of the Week,” and it’s designed to spotlight the Big Ten’s top individual performances. Who took home the honors from Week 2? Find out in this post. WEEK 2 GAME BALLS 1. Denard Robinson, QB, Michigan: 14-25, 208 yards, 2 TD, 1 INT; 20 car., 218 yards, 2 TD – As expected, Robinson fared much better against Air Force than he did in last week’s rout against Alabama. How good was

Clothes Call: What they were wearing in Week 2

It’s early in the season, so it comes as no surprise that we saw a lot of new looks across the Big Ten during Week 2 action. See all of the uniform and helmet alterations the Big Ten showcased Saturday in this post. Have a picture of a Big Ten uniform or arena/stadium alteration? Please tweet it to me (@BTNBrentYarina) for my Clothes Call blog. ILLINOIS Illinois went with the white top and blue pants for its road opener Saturday at Arizona State – a look it rarely rocks. The last time the WHITE on BLUE Illinois football uniform combo

Dienhart: Snap reactions to late games

I’ve already provided my snap reactions for today’s Big Ten early games and afternoon tilts. Now, it’s time to look at the three night games. The Big Ten went 1-2 under the lights, highlighted by Northwestern’s 23-13 win over Vanderbilt. Here’s a look at Saturday’s winners: Northwestern 23, Vanderbilt 13, Indiana 45, Massachusetts 6, Michigan State 41, C. Michigan 7, Michigan 31, Air Force 25, Minnesota 44, New Hampshire 7, and Ohio State 31, Central Florida 16. And the losers: Notre Dame 20, Purdue 17, Iowa State 9, Iowa 6, Virginia 17, Penn State 16, Oregon State 10, Wisconsin 7, UCLA

Arizona State topples Illinois, 45-15

Taylor Kelly completed 18 of 24 passes for 249 yards and a touchdown, and Arizona State rolled past Illinois 45-14 on Saturday night to improve to 2-0 under new coach Todd Graham. Kelly’s backup, Michael Eubank, was 5 of 5 passing for 69 yards and two touchdowns and ran 7 yards for a score. Chris Coyle matched a school record for tight ends with 10 catches, totaling 131 yards and two scores. He caught six passes for 73 yards all of last season. Illinois (1-1) was without quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase because of an ankle injury, but the Illini’s biggest problem

Friday Night Insights: What's in store for Week 2?

On Friday’s night’s “Football Report” BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart touched on a number of intriguing questions to be answered Saturday. Watch the video in this post. Can Indiana’s offense score more? Will Denard Robinson be Denard Robinson? Is Iowa’s passing game going to improve? Our writer looks at those questions and others in his 12 Questions for Week 2. Also, Friday night we checked in with three experts who cover each of three Big Ten Saturday opponents. BTN’s Mike Hall talked by phone to Notre Dame beat writer Eric Hansen of the South Bend Tribune, UCLA beat writer Christopher Foster

Send Questions to Friday Night's Show

On tonight’s “Football Report” at 7 p.m. ET with Mike Hall, Tony Banks, Rosevelt Colvin, and BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart, the crew  will be joined by Purdue’s Danny Hope and Nebraska’s Bo Pelini. Also, our BTN experts are taking your questions on Twitter. Just tweet us using #AskBTN all day today. What is the key to the Purdue-Notre Dame game?  What are your thoughts on the three Pac-12 vs Big Ten matchups? What else do you want to ask Rosevelt, Tony, or Tom? Shoot it in. They’ll answer a select number of them on our “Overtime” segment while Dienhart will