It came a week later than expected, but Nebraska carded its first win of the Mike Riley era Saturday night. [ MORE: Best of Week 2 | Power Rankings | Week 2 picks revisited | New Week 2 uniform designs | What Tom Dienhart learned | Gerry DiNardo’s Week 2 takes | Dienhart: Is OSU using QBs correctly? | Week 2 scores, stats & recaps ] There was little drama about the outcome, too, a nice change from Week 1, when BYU stunned the Huskers with a last-second Hail Mary to snap their nation’s best 29-game winning streak in season
Week 2 featured some exciting games, highlighted by Minnesota's 23-20 overtime win at Colorado State and Michigan State's 31-28 payback victory vs. Oregon. Oh, and Ohio State won again.
Nebraska honored its 1965 football team during its game vs. South Alabama on Saturday night. [ MORE: Watch South Alabama at Nebraska on BTN2Go ] Among those in attendance at Memorial Stadium were college football legends Barry Alvarez and Tom Osborne. Alvarez had himself a busy day, starting it all of in Madison, where the Wisconsin athletic director’s football team shut out Miami (OH), 58-0, before making his way to Lincoln, Nebraska, for the festivities to celebrate the team that went 10-1, including 7-0 in the Big 8, en route to finishing No. 3 in the Coaches Poll. The former
No. 6 Michigan State got revenge on No. 5 Oregon in a 31-28 victory Saturday night to highlight the Big Ten’s three prime-time matchups. The Ducks took down the Spartans last season in Eugene, Oregon, en route to advancing to the inaugural College Football Playoff. In other action under the lights, Indiana held off Florida International, 36-22, and Nebraska blew away South Alabama, 48-9. Get all of today’s Week 2 scores, stats and recaps. Looking for available live in-game highlights? Check us out on YouTube and on Facebook and on Twitter (use the links below for school Twitter accounts): Illinois
Illinois and Wisconsin carded convincing shutouts vs. Western Illinois and Miami (OH), respectively, and Jim Harbaugh recorded his first win at Michigan to highlight early Week 2 Big Ten action. Get caught up on all of Saturday’s early afternoon action below. Here’s the link to our late afternoon game coverage. Looking for available live in-game highlights? 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 Nebraska football highlights
"Can Northwestern really be a factor in the Big Ten West?" "I won’t be shocked if Minnesota wakes up on Sunday morning 0-2." "Penn State is under big-time pressure to win." These are a just a few of the Friday topics of Tom Dienhart tackles heading into Saturday's games.
Plan ahead and use the popular BTN.com/gamefinder page before Saturday’s Big Ten football games to make sure you know where to find any of the five games on BTN TV. You can also search for your TV information on BTN games in this post. A few more notes for this weekend … All five of BTN’s televised games will be available live on BTN2Go? Here are the links to watch each game live: Bowling Green at Maryland, W. Illinois at Illinois, Hawaii at Ohio State, S. Alabama at Nebraska, and FIU at Indiana. Also, as an added bonus, use these Twitter pages
Things are ratcheted back a few notches in Week 2, as there is a dearth of top-quality matchups. But the headliner is a doozy. [ MORE: Pick Week 2 winners | Power Rankings | Week 2 previews ] The primetime clash between No. 5 Michigan State and No. 7 Oregon is the first game between top 10 teams at Spartan Stadium since 1966, when MSU and Notre Dame met as the No. 2- and No. 1-ranked teams in a classic 10-10 tie. The Spartans are looking for national respect—and payback for last year’s loss in Eugene. Don’t overlook Minnesota’s junket to
Before we flip the script and focus on this coming Saturday, I wanted to take one last peek back at the opening week of the season. So, I asked some of the leading writers who cover the Big Ten: What was the biggest surprise in the first week of action? Kevin Noon, BuckeyeGrove.com: Northwestern defeating Stanford. I have always liked Pat Fitzgerald and what he has done with the Wildcats program, but I really did not see QB Clayton Thorson stepping in and playing as well as he did in Week 1 against a Power Five team. I would not
It surely was an intriguing first week of the Big Ten football season. With games spread out over five days for the first time in conference history, one of the highlights of the week was Northwestern’s stunning upset of No. 21 Stanford, which gave the Wildcats their first victory over a ranked team in a season-opener for first time since 1995. On the opposite side of the coin, six teams came up short in the first game of the year, including Nebraska. The Huskers dropped their first season-opener in 30 years. [ MORE: Week 1 picks revisited | Big Ten