There were only four Big Ten games on Saturday, but there still was a lot to learn. Wisconsin is good—very good. Purdue? Not so good. Nebraska is sitting pretty. Penn State has life. Northwestern may be on the edge. Oh, and Michigan is a team of mystery. Here’s what I learned. [ MORE: Tom’s Take: Week 7 honors, grades, top 10 & more ] 1. Michigan State is looking scarier and scarier. The Spartan offense came alive in last week’s 26-14 win at Iowa (412 yards). And it showed even more spunk in a 42-28 win vs. Indiana today (473
There were just four Big Ten games on the docket, but there was plenty of action and drama, headlined by the early front-runner for Game of the Year: Penn State’s four-overtime thriller over Michigan. Michigan State sent a statement with a strong home win vs. Indiana, while Wisconsin showed it will be a force to be reckoned with by dominating Northwestern. Here is a wrap on Week Seven. [ MORE: How did we do? Week 7 Big Ten predictions revisited ] Biggest surprise: Penn State. I didn’t see a win over unbeaten Michigan coming, especially after a 44-24 loss at
The latest Coaches Poll was released Sunday, and Northwestern dropped out following a frustrating Week 7 loss to Wisconsin. Nebraska moved up to No. 21 in the Coaches Poll after a 44-7 blowout victory over Purdue, while Michigan dropped from No. 16 to No. 24 after that 43-40 loss to Penn State in 4OT. Ohio State stayed put, at No. 3. Wisconsin and Michigan State are the first two teams left out of the Coaches Poll. [ MORE: Power Rankings | Dienhart’s Week 7 honors & grades | Dienhart: What I learned in Week 7 ] Coaches’ Rankings Rankings as
Michigan was living on the edge, always a dangerous place to be. It was bound to tip over at some point and catch up to the Wolverines. And, it finally did on one insane night in State College, Pa. The Wolverines fell, 43-40, in four overtimes in a wild, stupendous; absolutely crazy (fill-in-your-favorite-adjective) game in State College, Pa., that dispatched the Wolverines from the ranks of the unbeaten. For Penn State, this was yet another program-validating triumph, as the Nittany Lions showed more of the toughness and grit that they are becoming known for under Bill O’Brien. Penn State can’t
Every Saturday night during the Big Ten football season, BTN.com posts its “U.S. Marine Corps: Leaders of the Week.” The feature is designed to honor some of the top individual Big Ten performances. Check out our Week 7 stars in this post. Ameer Abdullah, RB, Nebraska. The Huskers’ junior running back was dominant once again this week in Nebraska’s 44-7 blowout win over Purdue. Abdullah carried the ball 20 times for a game-high 126 yards and a touchdown. He broke the 2,000-yard mark in his career, and has now rushed for a touchdown in each of his last three games,
It would be hard to find anyone throughout the college football world who wouldn’t agree that Saturday’s Penn State vs. Michigan game was the top Big Ten game of the season. And, of course, with any great game comes great fan reactions. Let’s take a look at the top twitter reactions from Big Ten players across the country to Penn State’s unforgettable 43-40 win over Michigan in 4OT. Did I miss something? Tweet it to me @BTNSean. This PSU-UM game is crazy — Bradley Roby (@BradRoby_1) October 13, 2013 Ohio State CB Bradley Roby That. Ladies an gentlemen, was big.
Devin Funchess made a career-long 59-yard touchdown catch to tie the game at Penn State on Saturday, and you can watch it in this post. Could he have been any more wide open? Watch it here, and watch other plays here. INSTANT HIGHLIGHT: How long was Devin Funchess' game-tying #orvillemoment TD catch? This long – WATCH – http://t.co/eovPELmqh1 — Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) October 12, 2013 Presented by Orville Redenbacher’s Popcorn, these video segments are great football moments clipped and posted online during live Big Ten football games. Are you on Twitter? Follow any or all of the accounts below to get
The Big Ten hockey season has begun, but go ahead and catch up with these six video previews, one for each Big Ten men’s hockey team. And here’s the full BTN TV schedule, too. 2013-2014 Men’s Hockey | Find schedule for all Big Ten Digital Network web-streaming events Date Visiting Team Home Team Time (ET) 10/11/13 Army Penn State 8:00 PM 10/25/13 Boston College Minnesota 8:00 PM 11/29/13 Ohio State Michigan 7:00 PM 1/10/14 Michigan State Ohio State 6:30 PM 1/10/14 Michigan Wisconsin 9:00 PM 1/13/14 Minnesota Penn State TBD 1/17/14 Penn State Michigan State 6:30 PM 1/17/14 Ohio State Minnesota
We live blogged throughout Week 7 Big Ten action: Here are the results of Saturday’s games: Nebraska 44 Purdue 7; Michigan State 42, Indiana 28; Wisconsin 35, Northwestern 6; Penn State 43, Michigan 40 (4OT). Also check out our Best of Week 7, Power Rankings, Bowl Projections, Player Rankings and Mailbag. Feeling lucky? Pick your Week 7 Big Ten winners. Here are a few handy links … [ PREVIEWS | SCOREBOARD | CONNECT | WEATHER | BTN2GO | GAMEFINDER | VIDEO ] Let’s get to the good stuff.
It’s time to get you ready for this weekend’s Big Ten football action. Here is a rundown of all four games on the slate and a recap of this week’s news leading up to the big weekend ahead. BTN’s coverage will kick off at noon ET with Nebraska at Purdue. That game will also be available on BTN2Go. Let’s dive into the good stuff here. GAMEDAY LINKS: LIVE SCOREBOARD | BTN CONNECT | BTN2GO | STANDINGS | POLLS NEBRASKA (4-1, 1-0) at PURDUE (1-4, 0-1) – noon ET, BTN/BTN2Go Which player is “on the spot” in Saturday’s Nebraska vs. Purdue