The latest Coaches Poll is out, and three Big Ten teams are ranked following the opening week of the college football season. [ MORE: Best of Week 1 | Week 1 picks revisited | What Tom Dienhart learned | Power rankings | Bowl projections | Player rankings ] Defending national champion and preseason unanimous No. 1 Ohio State remained atop the poll, once again garnering every first-place vote, after it won 42-24 at Virginia Tech. Big Ten East rival Michigan State also stayed put, at No. 6, fresh off beating instate foe Western Michigan, 37-24, in Kalamazoo. Wisconsin went from
Each Tuesday morning during the Big Ten football season, the 14 Big Ten football coaches hold a Big Ten teleconference with reporters from around the country. We post the audio for each segment of the call here.
Yes, it was a tough opening week for the Big Ten, which went 8-6 to open the 2015 campaign. But, the league also had a rough beginning last season—and things turned out quite well for the conference.
Yes, we just celebrated Labor Day. But, it’s never too early to think about bowl season, right? Right. For that, let’s check-in with Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com, the best in the galaxy when it comes to stuff like this.
With the opening week of the college football season in the books, the Big Ten office released its Week 1 players of the week. See the season’s first honorees inside. [ MORE: Best of Week 1 | Week 1 picks revisited | Power poll | Bowl projections ] Offensive Player of the Week: Braxton Miller, Ohio State, Sr., HB, Huber Heights, Ohio/Wayne Registered 140 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns to guide Ohio State to a road victory over Virginia Tech Both touchdowns covered more than 50 yards, with a 54-yard reception and 53-yard run in the third quarter to turn
Thank goodness for Ohio State. The Buckeyes’ impressive win vs. Virginia Tech helped salvage what was a disappointing opening to the 2015 season. The Big Ten finished with an 8-6 mark. But against the Power Five leagues, the Big Ten was just 2-4.
Before we turn our attention to Week 2, it’s time to revisit how the BTN.com team, Illinois beat writer Bob Asmussen and Big Ten fans did with their Week 1 Big Ten predictions. [ MORE: Best of Week 1 | What Tom Dienhart learned | Power rankings | Bowl projections ] Everyone but Big Ten fans opened the season 11-3. The fans went 10-4, meaning they trail the pack by the slimmest of margins. Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) Week 1 record: 11-3 Week 1 picks: Utah 24, Michigan 17; TCU 28, Minnesota 19; Michigan State 44, Western Michigan 14; Illinois 29,
Reigning national champion and No. 1 Ohio State sent a loud message to the rest of the nation Monday tonight: Catch us if you can.
It was a successful season opener for defending national champion Ohio State. After trailing 17-14 at halftime, the Buckeyes dominated the second half en route to taking a 42-24 victory at Virginia Tech. See our favorite USA TODAY Sports photos from the game below:
Braxton Miller looks like a natural at this whole wide receiver thing. [ MORE: Watch Braxton Miller’s first touchdown reception ] The Ohio State quarterback-turned-receiver and two-time Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year made a highlight-reel diving grab (watch it!) for his first career reception and added an athletic go-ahead 54-yard touchdown reception (watch it!) to open the third quarter Monday night at Virginia Tech. Miller looked like a receiver on both catches, too, rotating his body to land on his back to protect the ball on the diving grab, and avoiding would-be tacklers on his race to the