Before we turn our attention to Week 2, it’s time to revisit how the BTN.com team, Illinois beat writer Bob Asmussen and Big Ten fans did with their Week 1 Big Ten predictions. [ MORE: Best of Week 1 | What Tom Dienhart learned | Power rankings | Bowl projections ] Everyone but Big Ten fans opened the season 11-3. The fans went 10-4, meaning they trail the pack by the slimmest of margins. Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) Week 1 record: 11-3 Week 1 picks: Utah 24, Michigan 17; TCU 28, Minnesota 19; Michigan State 44, Western Michigan 14; Illinois 29,
BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart explains why this has not been a great opening week for Big Ten football.
Delicious food, killer whiskey, suspect karaoke. #tipsforjesus #tatertots #goblue #hotelcalifornia A post shared by tipsforjesus (@tipsforjesus) on Sep 4, 2015 at 5:42pm PDT A season-opening road loss isn’t going to get Michigan football fans down. Not this year, not with former Michigan quarterback and successful coach Jim Harbaugh on the sidelines. This was no more evident than through the extremely generous tip a group of Michigan fans left a server following Thursday night’s 24-17 loss at Utah. The fans left their server, Bre Snow, at the Bourbon House a $3,000 tip on a $505 bill, which amounts to roughly a
Michigan lost tonight at Utah. But, really, it won, right? The Jim Harbaugh era has been officially christened—and that’s what tonight was about.
While Thursday night’s game against Utah didn’t result in a victory for the Wolverines, one thing became obvious fairly quickly… Michigan has an outstanding go-to pass catcher in Jake Butt. Butt hauled in a career-high eight catches for 93 yards in Michigan’s 24-17 loss to Utah on Thursday night. But, it was one catch in particular that stole the show in this game. With Michigan trailing 17-3 late in the third quarter, Jake Rudock fired a strike to Butt, who went up and made a leaping touchdown catch over two Utah defenders. Check out the outstanding catch in the video
College football is back! We had two outstanding season openers on Thursday night. In the first game of the evening, Michigan fell to Utah, 24-17, spoiling Jim Harbaugh’s head coaching debut. The late game saw No. 2 TCU top Minnesota at home, 23-17. The Gophers haven’t beaten a Top 10 team at home since 1977. Check out all of Thursday’s scores with our Big Ten scoreboard. Get links to catch up on both of Thursday night’s games below. UTAH 24, MICHIGAN 17: BOX | PBP | RECAP Running back Devontae Booker had 124 combined yards and a touchdown and Utah
The college football world is looking forward to Jim Harbaugh making his Michigan coaching debut tonight against Utah. While the game remains a toss up, one thing is for certain tonight… Harbaugh will be sporting his classic khakis on the sideline. Well, apparently his players got the memo. Detroit News Michigan beat writer Angelique Chengelis captured a picture of the Wolverines leaving their hotel room en route to Rice-Eccles Stadium. If you take a look at the photo, which can be seen at the top of this post, every player visible in the photo is wearing khakis. Now, it is
Good news college football fans: In honor of the return of college football, Nissan’s popular “Heisman House” commercials are back! There are seven new spots featured, but one of them has a special place in the hearts of Big Ten fans, especially those who appreciate the Michigan-Ohio State rivalry. In the clip on top of this post, former Ohio State Heisman Trophy winners Eddie George and Troy Smith take their best shot at putting up a picture of an Ohio buckeye tree in the Heisman House. Then, former Michigan Heisman winner Charles Woodson one-ups them with a giant picture of
There was the hub-bub over satellite camps, an unabashed and odd affinity for Judge Judy, a fierce defense of “American Sniper” and, course, his khaki pants. It always seems to be about Jim Harbaugh’s khaki’s, doesn’t it? While following the daily Harbaugh media circus has been fun since his exulted arrival in Ann Arbor in late December as the anointed savior of this proud program, it’s finally time to get down to the business of playing football. Finally: The Harbaugh era kicks off tonight at Utah. Has there been a more anticipated debut in college football in the last 25
You have questions, I have answers in this week’s mail bag. The best thing of all: It’s game week, as many of your questions point toward an interesting opening of the season that includes several tilts that will play a role in shaping the Big Ten’s perception on a national level. Read them all and send fresh comments and questions at the the bottom of this post. Is this the year Minnesota takes home The Little Brown Jug, Floyd of Rosedale and Paul Bunyan’s Axe? – Ryan I think Minnesota has a good chance to pull off the trifecta. The Gophers