Michigan aimed high before the first snap of the season, publicly and privately saying a Big Ten championship and spot in the College Football Playoff were goals. It looks like it is time for Plan B.
Finally, the most-anticipated game on the Big Ten schedule has arrived: No. 2 Penn State at No. 6 Ohio State! This shapes up as a de facto Big Ten East title game with league title and College Football Playoff implications.
Michigan, fresh off its 42-13 loss at Penn State, fell 10 spots to No. 25 in the latest Coaches poll, released Sunday. The rest of the Big Ten's ranked teams stay put (No. 2 Penn State; No. 5 Wisconsin; No. 6 Ohio State) or move up (No. 18 Michigan State).
Penn State made a loud statement vs. Michigan and remains king of the hill, setting up a showdown at Ohio State this Saturday. Get BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart's latest Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal, inside.
This Saturday was all about Penn State asserting its dominance. But keep an eye on Michigan State, which keeps grinding out wins. Here is BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart's look at the Best of Week 8.
Jammed into the visitor's interview room that could easily double as a tool shed underneath Beaver Stadium, Jim Harbaugh assessed where Michigan goes from here with his typical brevity.
Before we turn our attention to Week 9, it’s time to revisit how BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart and Big Ten fans did with their Week 8 Big Ten game predictions.
Which team has 14 in a row? Which defense has allowed more than 600 yards rushing combined the last two games? On team has had an INT returned for a score nine straight years. Let's dive into the numbers.
Who wins Week 8 Big Ten football games? Cast your six winners inside, plus get BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart's game score predictions.
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 below.