It's Michigan State and Nebraska atop this week's list for the second consecutive week, and the two teams just so happen to meet Saturday.
Minnesota will be a force in the West, Nebraska and Ameer Abdullah can't be stopped, and Michigan is a mess. I learned that and more about the Big Ten in Week 5.
The results are in, and now it's time to see how the BTN.com team and Big Ten fans did with their Week 5 game predictions. Find out inside!
It isn’t a Sunday without BTN analyst Gerry DiNardo’s latest installment of “Sunday Ruminations.” Get DiNardo’s Week 5 thoughts inside. Also, follow @gerrydinardo! Get our latest Week 5 coverage: ILLINOIS Sunday Ruminations – #ILLINI Still on schedule 3 – 2 with match up opponent PU coming to town this week. Can't have turnovers – 3 yesterday — Gerry DiNardo (@gerrydinardo) September 28, 2014 INDIANA Sunday Ruminations #Hoosiers Unusual non-conference schedule continues this week with North Texas but sure looks like must win for Bowl game — Gerry DiNardo (@gerrydinardo) September 28, 2014 IOWA Sunday Ruminations #Hawkeyes Will have to continue
It was a great week of Big Ten football. Get Tom Dienhart's Week 5 honors, grades and numbers inside.
It was an entertaining night of Big Ten football as as Nebraska took down Illinois, Ohio State dropped Cincinnati and Minnesota topped Michigan. Catch up on all the day’s action on our Week 5 scoreboard. Also, view our Week 5 gallery. NEBRASKA 45, ILLINOIS 14: BOX | PBP | AP RECAP | VIDEO: ILLINOIS | VIDEO: NEBRASKA Ameer Abdullah ran for 208 yards and three touchdowns, Imani Cross added a career-high 109 yards and a TD, and No. 21 Nebraska beat Illinois 45-14 on Saturday night. OHIO STATE 50, CINCINNATI 28: BOX | PBP | AP RECAP | VIDEO: OHIO
The Big Ten went 3-0 in Saturday’s early nonconference matchups, while Iowa, Northwestern and Maryland all notched impressive conference wins. Catch up on all the action on our Week 5 scoreboard now built for desktop and mobile browsers. See videos in this post. IOWA 24, PURDUE 10: BOX | PBP | AP RECAP | VIDEO: IOWA | VIDEO: PURDUE Iowa spotted Purdue a 10-0 lead, then dominated the final 49 minutes, rallying for a 24-10 Big Ten opening victory Saturday. NORTHWESTERN 29, PENN STATE 6: BOX | PBP | AP RECAP | VIDEO: NORTHWESTERN | VIDEO: PENN STATE Trevor Siemian
Northwestern’s Matthew Harris was knocked out of Saturday’s game after tackling Penn State QB Christian Hackenberg near the sideline late in the third quarter. Hackenberg was sprinting to the left when Harris took him down near Penn State’s bench. Medical personnel attended to Harris while Northwestern coach Pat Fitzgerald stood over his player. Harris did give the “thumbs up” sign as he was carted off the field. Later in the game, BTN’s Tina Cervasio reported from the sideline that the medical teams said Harris was responsive from the moment they got to him, but that they took him to the
BTN/BTN2Go airs five Week 5 Big Ten football games, including three early contests. Use our GameFinder tool inside to find your game on your TV system, plus direct links to all five live streams on BTN2Go.
What should Big Ten football fans be looking for on Saturday? BTN.com web editor Sean Merriman has a rundown of the upcoming games and a recap of this week’s news leading up to the action.