This season hasn’t gone as planned for Iowa and quarterback C.J. Beathard. But the Hawkeyes are coming off a big win, and they control their own destiny in a season that still has lots of promise for the defending Big Ten West champ
Every week during the 2016 football season, the BTN.com team makes its Big Ten game predictions. We also provide polls for Big Ten fans to select their winners, and to compete with BTN’s Tom Dienhart and Brent Yarina all season long. See our Week 7 predictions below, and scroll down to vote for your winners. Big Ten fans 2016 record: 43-15 Week 7 picks: See polls below Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) 2016 record: 42-16 Week 7 picks: Minnesota 28, Maryland 24; Iowa 35, Purdue 17; Rutgers 31, Illinois 30; Michigan State 17, Northwestern 14; Nebraska 29, Indiana 27; Ohio State 30,
The headline act Saturday is No. 2 Ohio State’s trip to No. 8 Wisconsin. In fact, depending on how things play out, this could be a preview of the Big Ten title game. And it also will feature two standout defenses. The schools arguably have been the best in their divisions in recent years. The Buckeyes have won the last four meetings and seven of eight. The last Badger win was in Madison in 2010—two coaches ago. The Buckeyes won the last time they visited Camp Randall Stadium, taking a 21-14 decision in 2012. The schools last played in 2014
Each Tuesday morning during the Big Ten football season, the 14 Big Ten football coaches hold a Big Ten teleconference with reporters from around the country. We post the audio for each segment of the call here.
Week 6 is in the books, meaning several Big Ten teams have reached the midpoint of their 2016 season. Here is what Tom Dienhart is buying and selling as we enter Week 7.
As Week 7 dawns, the Big Ten still finds 11 schools in Jerry Palm’s bowl projections for CBSSports.com. Even better: Ohio State remains in the playoffs, taking on No. 2 Clemson in the Fiesta Bowl.
An interesting Week 6in the Big Ten, as Iowa notched what may have been a season-saving win at Minnesota, Ohio State and Michigan rolled on, Purdue showed it means business and Michigan State continued to struggle.
No movement at the top of this week’s Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal. But the bottom half had a shake-up, of sorts.
Before we turn our attention to Week 7, it's time to revisit how the BTN.com team and Big Ten fans did with their Week 6 Big Ten game predictions.
Iowa may have just saved its season. Is that an overstatement in the wake of the Hawkeyes’ hard-fought 14-7 win Saturday at Minnesota? Perhaps. Still, the magnitude of this win for Iowa needs to be underscored.