It was a great week of Big Ten football. Get Tom Dienhart's Week 5 honors, grades and numbers inside.
The Golden Gophers are ascending under Jerry Kill. The Wolverines are struggling under Brady Hoke. What does it all mean? See inside!
It is no secret that Michigan’s football team has struggled early on this season. The Wolverines’ struggles continued on Saturday in a 30-14 loss to Minnesota at the Big House. With the loss, Michigan dropped to 2-3 on the season, with its only wins coming over Appalachian State and Miami (Ohio), two teams that play outside of the “Power 5” conferences. Michigan coach Brady Hoke addressed the media following Saturday’s loss. See what Hoke had to say here 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
Who will start at quarterback today for Michigan? See that answer inside!
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.
Week 5 is on our doorstep, the first Saturday with multiple Big Ten games. What am I buying? What am I selling? Check it out inside!
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!