The first Saturday of full-blown Big Ten action was filled with highs and lows, culminating with a pulsating 40-30 Ohio State victory over Northwestern that kept alive the Buckeyes’ national title dreams. Michigan State made a statement with a big win at Iowa, Indiana notched a signature win for Kevin Wilson, Nebraska had perhaps its best effort of the season, and Michigan posted a strong win after a couple shaky efforts. Here’s is a look at Week 6.
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Before we turn our attention to Week 7, it’s time to revisit how the BTN.com team and Big Ten fans did with their Week 6 Big Ten predictions. Sean Merriman went 4-1 to lead the way, while Big Ten fans and the rest of our panel went 3-2. That means it’s Merriman and Big Ten fans tied atop the standings, at 46-9.
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Every Sunday during the Big Ten football season, BTN analyst Gerry DiNardo heads to Twitter to offer his “Sunday Ruminations.” Get DiNardo’s analysis of the Big Ten’s Week 6 performance in this post. Also, don’t forget to follow @gerrydinardo.
Carlos Hyde took the handoff, he broke a tackle, the chains moved. Another handoff, same result. Another handoff, a burst to the outside, another broken tackle – and this time in for a touchdown. Time was running out for Northwestern. A dream was flying away with every missed tackle, every missed blocking assignment, until the clock hit zero, and the scoreboard read 40-30 in favor of Ohio State.
Every Saturday night during the Big Ten football season, BTN.com posts its “U.S. Marine Corps: Leaders of the Week.” The feature is designed to honor some of the top individual Big Ten performances. Check out our Week 6 stars in this post.
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Well, that was a fun Week 6! No. 3 Ohio State’s 40-30 comeback victory under the lights at No. 15 Northwestern highlighted the slate, but there also was Indiana’s first-ever win over Penn State and much more. Catch up on all the Week 6 Big Ten action in this post.
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