I learned a lot on Saturday, including the notion that Michigan has played better than any team in the Big Ten East—or perhaps the Big Ten. And they have a boatload of grape soda in the Northwestern press box. See what else I learned inside!
With the first week of full-on Big Ten play behind us, there is quite a bit of change in my latest power rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal. The biggest development: 4-1 Michigan is up to No. 2.
Five Big Ten teams are ranked in the latest AP and Coaches polls, released Sunday afternoon. [ MORE: Week 5 scoreboard | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Latest polls | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Best of Week 5 | Week 5 picks revisited | Week 5 uniforms | What Tom Dienhart learned | Week 5 top performers | Gerry DiNardo’s tweets | Dienhart: Wildcats can dream big | John Harbaugh visits Michigan sideline ] Undefeated Iowa debuts in both polls (No. 22/23), while 4-1 Michigan makes its first appearance in the Coaches Poll (No. 21),
It's Sunday, and that means it's time for Gerry DiNardo's weekly Sunday Ruminations. The BTN analyst goes to Twitter every Sunday morning to give his 140-character analysis/take on each Big Ten team that was in action.
The first full weekend of Big Ten action continued to affirm the legitimacy of Iowa and Northwestern, which each moved to 5-0. And, sorry, Ohio State and Michigan State, but Michigan has been the most impressive team in the Big Ten East.
What a fun day of Big Ten football! [ MORE: Week 5 scoreboard | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Latest polls | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Best of Week 5 | Week 5 picks revisited | Week 5 uniforms | What Tom Dienhart learned | Week 5 top performers | Gerry DiNardo’s tweets | Dienhart: Wildcats can dream big | John Harbaugh visits Michigan sideline ] There were plenty of outstanding individual performances on Saturday. We saw some incredible running numbers, as well as some standout defensive statistics. Who was the most impressive? Well, that’s
Before we turn our attention to Week 6, it's time to revisit how the BTN.com team, Michigan beat writer Angelique Chengelis and Big Ten fans did with their Week 5 Big Ten game predictions.
Iowa edged No. 19 Wisconsin, 10-6, at Camp Randall Stadium and No. 16 Northwestern shut out Minnesota, 27-0, at Ryan Field to highlight early Week 5 Big Ten action. In other early action, No. 2 Michigan State held off Purdue, No. 22 Michigan blanked Maryland and Penn State edged Army. Looking for available live in-game highlights? We got them! 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
There weren’t many long plays in Michigan’s 28-0 victory over Maryland on Saturday afternoon at Byrd Stadium. [ MORE: Week 5 scoreboard | Best of Week 5 | Week 5 picks revisited | Top performers | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Dienhart: Wildcats can dream big | John Harbaugh visits Michigan sideline | Northwestern keeps on dancing ] That is, until Jehu Chesson got his hands on the ball late in the third quarter. With 5:18 left in the third quarter, Jake Rudock took the snap and gave it to the wide receiver who was running in
With the Baltimore Ravens playing Thursday night and Michigan at Maryland on Saturday afternoon, many expected John Harbaugh to be on the Wolverines’ sideline at Byrd Stadium. [ MORE: Week 5 scores, stats & AP recaps | Week 5 uniforms ] He was, and Jim Harbaugh’s brother spent the entire game there. In true Harbaugh fashion, he even fielded Maryland’s first punt, which went out of bounds. Really. Check it out here. The Baltimore Ravens head coach said in our sideline interview above that he relished the chance to watch his brother coach in person for the first time. The