How did the BTN.com team, guest picker Brian Christopherson and Big Ten fans do with their Week 8 Big Ten picks? Find out inside!
Another fun weekend of Big Ten football is in the books. There weren’t any upsets, but there were plenty of exceptional individual performances on both sides of the ball Saturday. Here are my top Week 8 Big Ten individual performances. 1. J.T. Barrett, QB, Ohio State. Barrett has officially cemented his name in the Heisman Trophy conversation. The Buckeyes’ redshirt freshman quarterback was phenomenal in Saturday’s 56-17 win over Rutgers, completing 19-of-31 passes for 261 yards and three touchdowns, to go along with 107 yards rushing and a pair of scores on the ground. 2. Ameer Abdullah, RB, Nebraska. Another
It was another exciting week of Big Ten action, as Nebraska took down Northwestern, Michigan State rolled Indiana, Ohio State drilled Rutgers, Maryland dropped Iowa and Minnesota held off Purdue. The results not only keep the Big Ten alive in the playoff picture (Michigan State, Nebraska and Ohio State), but they should yield another ranked team (Minnesota – 6-1, 3-0) when the latest polls come out Sunday. Catch up on all of the Week 8 action on our Big Ten scoreboard. See our Week 8 gallery, too! Get all of our Week 8 coverage. We have Big Ten standings here,
Maryland needed this win vs. Iowa. Despite falling behind 14-0, the Terrapins got the win, their first Big Ten home victory.
We’re collecting the best USA Today photos from Week 8 of the college football season. All of our photo galleries can be found over here. And here’s the live Week 8 scoreboard page.
Tom Dienhart and Sean Merriman recently released their updated Big Ten Player Rankings heading into Week 8. See who else made their countdowns inside.
Like bold predictions? Of course, you do! Well, BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart offers his Week 8 bold predictions and observations in this post.
Some interesting games dot the Big Ten map, including a key West Division tilt with Nebraska visiting Northwestern (watch on BTN/BTN2Go) and an interesting intra-divisional clash with Iowa at Maryland. And could we see an upset when Purdue visits Minnesota? Here’s a look at the Best of Week 8. BEST GAME: If the last three games are any indication, the Nebraska at Northwestern clash should be memorable. The Wildcats tallied a 28-25 win in Lincoln in 2011 behind backup quarterback Kain Colter. The Cornhuskers returned the favor in 2012 with a stirring 29-28 comeback in Evanston, after trailing 28-16 in
Can a player from the Big Ten win the honor for the first time since Ohio State’s Troy Smith in 2006? Find out inside!
Who wins Week 8 Big Ten games? See our team's picks and select your winners inside!