Michigan State is still the Big Ten's top team. There's a bit of definition in the wild West Division. See what else Tom Dienhart learned in Week 8 inside!
Week 8 is in the books, and the Big Ten remains in the playoff picture. Check out Tom Dienhart's popular weekly Big Ten recap inside!
It isn’t a Sunday without BTN analyst Gerry DiNardo’s latest installment of “Sunday Ruminations.” Get DiNardo’s Week 8 thoughts inside. Also, follow @gerrydinardo! Did you miss any Week 8 action? Don’t worry, our Big Ten scoreboard will get you all caught up. We also have your updated Big Ten standings, Big Ten statistics and major polls. There were plenty of highlight plays in Week 8. Did you see the catch Maryland coach Randy Edsall made? In a word, wow! Michigan State’s Tony Lippett made an impressive grab, too. As did Ohio State’s Evan Spencer. Get our latest Week 8 coverage:
How did the BTN.com team, guest picker Brian Christopherson and Big Ten fans do with their Week 8 Big Ten picks? Find out inside!
Another fun weekend of Big Ten football is in the books. There weren’t any upsets, but there were plenty of exceptional individual performances on both sides of the ball Saturday. Here are my top Week 8 Big Ten individual performances. 1. J.T. Barrett, QB, Ohio State. Barrett has officially cemented his name in the Heisman Trophy conversation. The Buckeyes’ redshirt freshman quarterback was phenomenal in Saturday’s 56-17 win over Rutgers, completing 19-of-31 passes for 261 yards and three touchdowns, to go along with 107 yards rushing and a pair of scores on the ground. 2. Ameer Abdullah, RB, Nebraska. Another
It was another exciting week of Big Ten action, as Nebraska took down Northwestern, Michigan State rolled Indiana, Ohio State drilled Rutgers, Maryland dropped Iowa and Minnesota held off Purdue. The results not only keep the Big Ten alive in the playoff picture (Michigan State, Nebraska and Ohio State), but they should yield another ranked team (Minnesota – 6-1, 3-0) when the latest polls come out Sunday. Catch up on all of the Week 8 action on our Big Ten scoreboard. See our Week 8 gallery, too! Get all of our Week 8 coverage. We have Big Ten standings here,
It’s safe to say Minnesota is feeling good about itself. And it should, considering the program is 3-0 in Big Ten play for the first time since 1990. Think about that for a second. That’s 24 years, meaning none of the Golden Gophers weren’t even alive the last Minnesota was off to this kind of start. Minnesota celebrated like a team on a mission following Saturday afternoon’s 39-38 comeback victory over suddenly respectable Purdue. Watch the celebration above. The Gophers were so excited because they erased an 11-point deficit in the second half. The go-ahead and winning points came on
We’re collecting the best USA Today photos from Week 8 of the college football season. All of our photo galleries can be found over here. And here’s the live Week 8 scoreboard page.
When they decided to form their own charitable organization, former University of Minnesota football player Eric Decker and his wife, Jessie James-Decker, wanted to make sure it reflected both of their personalities and priorities. One issue: The two have substantially different backgrounds. Eric spent his entire childhood in Cold Spring, Minn., where he was a multi-sport standout. As a Golden Gopher, he played football and baseball (and was even selected in the MLB Draft — twice), and he was a wide receiver for the Denver Broncos for four seasons before coming to the New York Jets earlier this year. Jessie,
Tom Dienhart and Sean Merriman recently released their updated Big Ten Player Rankings heading into Week 8. See who else made their countdowns inside.