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Dienhart: 5 things I learned in Week 4

Luke McAvoy

Week 4 Sight and Sounds

Another week, another not-so pretty result for the Big Ten. The conference went 7-3, with home losses to the likes of Central Michigan and Louisiana Tech, plus Notre Dame knocked off Michigan to finish off its sweep of Big Ten opponents. But, starting next week, it’s time for Big Ten play.

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U.S. Marines Corps: Leaders of Week 4

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Burkhead Breaks Out a 61-Yard TD Run

Every Saturday night during the college football season, BTN.com web editor Brent Yarina hands out his weekly Big Ten game balls. The series is called “U.S. Marines Corps: Leaders of the Week,” and it’s designed to spotlight the Big Ten’s top individual performances. Who took home the honors from Week 4? Find out in this post.

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Dienhart: Snap reactions to afternoon games

Bo Pelini

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BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart is offering his thoughts and analysis from every Big Ten game today. In this post, you can find his Snap Reactions from the Big Ten’s four afternoon games. Here are his Snap Reactions to the three early games. See what Dienhart has to say about Michigan State, Nebraska, Northwestern and Penn State’s victory here.

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Northwestern handles South Dakota, 38-7

Northwestern Wildcats running back Venric Mark (5) celebrates with teammate Brian Mulroe (right) after scoring a touchdown against the South Dakota Coyotes during the second quarter at Ryan Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-US PRESSWIRE

South Dakota at Northwestern - Football Highlights

Venric Mark ran for 117 yards and three touchdowns to lead Northwestern to an easy 38-7 victory over South Dakota on Saturday afternoon. This one figured to be a breather for the Wildcats (4-0), and that’s exactly what it was. They barely broke a sweat against a FCS opponent after tight victories over Syracuse, Vanderbilt and Boston College, building a 28-0 halftime lead with Mark going off for 97 yards and doing all his scoring.

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