Week 3 was all about the ACC, as the Big Ten played five games vs. the eastern league. Final score: ACC 3, Big Ten 2. Northwestern (at Duke) and Iowa (Pitt) were the only two Big Ten teams to win. Illinois (at North Carolina), Nebraska (at Miami) and Purdue (Virginia Tech) all lost.
After subpar performances throughout Weeks 1 and 2, the Big Ten had a solid Week 3 showing. [ MORE: Get Week 3 scores, stats & AP recaps ] The conference finished 9-3 in non-conference action on Saturday, with Penn State topping Rutgers, 28-3, in the lone Big Ten game of the day. With 13 total games on the slate, there were plenty of outstanding individual performances as well. Here is a look at my top 10 performers from Saturday’s Big Ten football action. Did I miss one? Tweet it to me, @BTNSean. 1. Aaron Burbridge, WR, Michigan State. This guy
Michigan State’s Aaron Burbridge arrived at Michigan State in 2012 with extremely high expectations. Now, in his senior season, Burbridge is starting to live up to those expectations, in a big way. [ MORE: Track scores and stats on our Big Ten scoreboard ] Burbridge had eight catches for 156 yards and three touchdowns in Saturday’s 35-21 win vs. Air Force, including one of the most impressive receptions you will see. Leading 14-7 early on in the second quarter, Burbridge made an incredible diving catch in the end zone. The grab was originally ruled incomplete, but after future review, officials
One week after beating Oregon, No. 4 Michigan State dropped Air Force, 35-21, to highlight the Big Ten’s early Week 3 action. No. 24 Northwestern also won at Duke, 19-10, to move to 3-0. Get caught up on all of Saturday’s early afternoon action below. Looking for available live in-game highlights? Check us out on YouTube and on Facebook and on Twitter (use the links below for school Twitter accounts): Illinois football highlights Indiana football highlights Iowa football highlights Maryland football highlights Michigan football highlights Michigan State football highlights Minnesota football highlights Nebraska football highlights Northwestern football highlights Ohio State
When it comes to sports, Twitter is the ultimate breaking news source. It also serves as an outlet for great individual personalities, including Big Ten football players. [ MORE: Week 3 schedule | Week 3 previews | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Player Rankings | Latest polls | Big Ten Mailbag | Like GIFs? Click here! | Check out these Nebraska cleats | Pick your Week 3 winners | Get all of our Week 3 coverage ] But, which players are the best follows on Twitter? I asked one media member from every Big Ten school to give me
Not a lot of “wow” factor in Week 3, with Nebraska’s trip to Miami (Fla.) earning top billing. These programs battled for the national title three times, after the 1983, 1994 and 2001 seasons. Alas, neither program is of that ilk at the moment—no Tom Osborne, no Howard Schnellenberger, no Dennis Erickson … no legit national title dreams. Still, it will be a fun trip to south Florida for the Cornhuskers, who can send a message with a convincing win under first-year coach Mike Riley. Pitt’s trip to Iowa will be a good measuring stick for Kirk Ferentz’s crew, which
Who wins Week 3 Big Ten football games? This week, Iowa beat writer Scott Dochterman joins the BTN.com team's weekly game predictions feature. Cast your votes inside, too.
If there’s one thing fans like during the offseason, it’s maps that select the best college program in every state. CBSSports.com published its map of the top men’s basketball program in each state Wednesday, and several Big Ten teams were recognized. The Big Ten, which includes 11 states, featured eight winners, most of them pretty obvious: Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan State, Minnesota, Nebraska, Ohio State and Wisconsin. See what CBSSports says about these eight programs. That leaves Iowa, Michigan, Northwestern, Penn State, Purdue and Rutgers as Big Ten programs left off this list. Biggest snub, if you will, of the
Week 3 offers some intriguing matchups—and it also has the first Big Ten game of the year with Rutgers at Penn State opening conference play for the second consecutive season.
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.