It was a great week of Big Ten football. Get Tom Dienhart's Week 5 honors, grades and numbers inside.
The Big Ten had plenty of outstanding individual performances on Saturday. See my top 10 Big Ten offensive performers from Week 5 in this post!
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
Saturday’s Maryland at Indiana game will begin at 1:30 p.m. ET on BTN2Go and a local BTN Extra Football Game Channel. Once BTN’s noon ET games conclude, you can turn to your main BTN channel, where BTN will join the Maryland at Indiana game in progress. While BTN provides all of its programming in HD to our video providers, not all of them offer Extra Channels in HD. For local channel listings and to find out if your provider offers Extra Football Game Channels, please visit www.BTN.com/GameFinder. BTN2Go is a digital extension of BTN that delivers live and on-demand programming
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.
Like bold predictions? Of course, you do! Well, BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart offers his Week 5 bold predictions and observations in this post.
What are the top Big Ten games that will shape division races? See our guy's answers inside!
From the best matchups to the best chance at an upset, BTN.com's Tom Dienhart covers it all as he looks ahead to Saturday's Week 5 action. Read the entire weekend preview and send him our Big Ten football questions for his mailbag at the bottom of his post.