Tom’s Take: Week 3 Big Ten honors, grades, stock reports & numbers

Sep 19, 2015; University Park, PA, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions running back Saquon Barkley (26) scores a touchdown in the second quarter against the Rutgers Scarlet Knights at Beaver Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Evan Habeeb-USA TODAY Sports

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Week 3 was all about the ACC, as the Big Ten played five games vs. the eastern league. Final score: ACC 3, Big Ten 2. Northwestern (at Duke) and Iowa (Pitt) were the only two Big Ten teams to win. Illinois (at North Carolina), Nebraska (at Miami) and Purdue (Virginia Tech) all lost.

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Catch up on today's early afternoon Week 3 Big Ten football games


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One week after beating Oregon, No. 4 Michigan State dropped Air Force, 35-21, to highlight the Big Ten’s early Week 3 action. No. 24 Northwestern also won at Duke, 19-10, to move to 3-0. Get caught up on all of Saturday’s early afternoon action below.

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Best of Week 3: Nebraska's trip to Miami earns top billing

Sep 13, 2014; Piscataway, NJ, USA; Rutgers Scarlet Knights linebacker Darnell Davis Jr. (59) blocks Penn State Nittany Lions field goal attempt during the first half at High Points Solutions Stadium.

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Not a lot of “wow” factor in Week 3, with Nebraska’s trip to Miami (Fla.) earning top billing. These programs battled for the national title three times, after the 1983, 1994 and 2001 seasons. Alas, neither program is of that ilk at the moment—no Tom Osborne, no Howard Schnellenberger, no Dennis Erickson … no legit national title dreams.

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