Ohio State rolled on, but does it have a quarterback problem? Did Michigan State have a “program-defining” win? Is Northwestern legit? See 10 things Tom Dienhart learned in Week 2 inside.
Before we turn our attention to Week 3, it's time to revisit how the BTN.com team, Indiana beat writer Zach Osterman and Big Ten fans did with their Week 2 Big Ten predictions.
It's Sunday, and that means it's time Gerry DiNardo's Sunday Ruminations. The BTN analyst goes to Twitter every Sunday morning to give his 140-character analysis on what he saw in the Big Ten the previous day.
With apologies to Dr. Frankenstein, it seems there’s someone at The Ohio State University who might deserve the title “Modern Prometheus.” Biological chemistry and pharmacology professor Rene Anand claims to have grown the most complete human brain in the world to date, one that is roughly as mature as that of a five-week-old fetus. The lab-grown organ is the size of a pencil eraser and contains 99 percent of the genes found in a standard human brain, Anand said. It contains a spinal cord, all major regions of the brain and even a retina. The main thing that’s still missing
Week 2 featured some exciting games, highlighted by Minnesota's 23-20 overtime win at Colorado State and Michigan State's 31-28 payback victory vs. Oregon. Oh, and Ohio State won again.
Another Saturday, another win for Ohio State. That’s 15 in a row, if you are counting. Ho-hum, right? Maybe not. [ MORE: Best of Week 2 | Get Week 2 scores, stats & recaps ] The No. 1-ranked Buckeyes moved to 2-0 by dispatching Hawaii, 38-0. But that wasn’t the real story from Columbus. Nope. The Buckeye quarterbacks were all anyone wanted to talk about—again. It has been that way for months. And, it’s not going away until some clarity is brought to the oh-so-important position. Think of it as the nit that will be picked at—over and over and
So, it turns out, it was Ezekiel Elliott, not Urban Meyer, doing the photobombing Saturday afternoon at Ohio Stadium. [ MORE: Watch OSU usher recreate Miller spin move | Is OSU using QBs correctly? ] At first glance, it looks like Meyer, after completing his BTN postgame interview, photobombs his daughter Nicki’s on-field selfie with the star Ohio State running back. That’s how we originally reported it in this post and on social media. Not the case. Nicki tweeted Saturday night that the photobomber was, in fact, Elliott, despite the running back posing for the picture before the head coach
Pretty much every college football fan saw Braxton Miller’s silly spin move (probably several times, actually) Monday night at Virginia Tech. [ MORE: Like this post? Check out our full Gone Viral section! ] The move was video game-like, and it helped spring the quarterback-turned-receiver to a highlight-reel 53-yard touchdown run to spark an Ohio State rally. No doubt, kids across Ohio State have been practicing that move and trying it on the gridiron since Miller pulled it off. The same goes for the older crowd, too. Check out this Ohio State usher replicate Miller’s spin move during our telecast
Ohio State’s 2014 national championship, the first of the playoff era, is forever recognized at Ohio Stadium. [ MORE: Watch Hawaii at No. 1 Ohio State on BTN2Go ] The Buckeyes added “2014” to the board where they recognize all of the program’s national championships, which now stands at eight, early in Saturday afternoon’s home opener vs. Hawaii. Watch Ohio State unveil the undisputed national championship honor in the video above. The Buckeyes drilled Virginia Tech, 42-24, in the their season opener Monday night. Watch our Week 2 YouTube playlist:
Illinois and Wisconsin carded convincing shutouts vs. Western Illinois and Miami (OH), respectively, and Jim Harbaugh recorded his first win at Michigan to highlight early Week 2 Big Ten action. Get caught up on all of Saturday’s early afternoon action below. Here’s the link to our late afternoon game coverage. Looking for available live in-game highlights? Check us out on YouTube and on Facebook and on Twitter (use the links below for school Twitter accounts): Illinois football highlights Indiana football highlights Iowa football highlights Maryland football highlights Michigan football highlights Michigan State football highlights Minnesota football highlights Nebraska football highlights