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.
After subpar performances throughout Weeks 1 and 2, the Big Ten had a solid Week 3 showing. [ MORE: Get Week 3 scores, stats & AP recaps ] The conference finished 9-3 in non-conference action on Saturday, with Penn State topping Rutgers, 28-3, in the lone Big Ten game of the day. With 13 total games on the slate, there were plenty of outstanding individual performances as well. Here is a look at my top 10 performers from Saturday’s Big Ten football action. Did I miss one? Tweet it to me, @BTNSean. 1. Aaron Burbridge, WR, Michigan State. This guy
Cardale Jones has started Ohio State’s last six games, dating back to last season’s postseason. [ MORE: Get Week 3 Big Ten scores, stats & AP recaps ] The victor of the most-talked-about quarterback battle, perhaps, ever isn’t very impressed with his recent performances. Jones starred in the season opener at Virginia Tech, his first true road game, but he has been rather pedestrian the last two weeks vs. Hawaii and Northern Illinois, so much so that backup and 2014 Big Ten Quarterback of the Year J.T. Barrett has spelled him. Saturday’s 20-13 win vs. NIU was rock bottom. Jones
No. 1 Ohio State fended off upset-minded Northern Illinois, 20-13, to highlight Week 3 late afternoon Big Ten action. Catch up on all of Saturday’s late afternoon action inside. 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 Northwestern football highlights Ohio State football highlights Penn State football highlights Purdue football highlights Rutgers football highlights Wisconsin football highlights [
Jim Tressel was inducted into the Ohio State Athletics Hall of Fame on Friday evening, and the Ohio State Block O will honor him during Saturday afternoon’s game vs. Northern Illinois. [ MORE: Get scores, stats & recaps for all Week 3 Big Ten action ] According to @11W, Block O North will hold up cards that spell out “JT,” Tressel’s initials, during the first timeout at Ohio Stadium. Tressel coached Ohio State for 10 seasons, from 2001-2010, leading the Buckeyes to the 2002 national championship, their last title before last season’s memorable run to the inaugural college football playoff
When it comes to sports, Twitter is the ultimate breaking news source. It also serves as an outlet for great individual personalities, including Big Ten football players. [ MORE: Week 3 schedule | Week 3 previews | Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Player Rankings | Latest polls | Big Ten Mailbag | Like GIFs? Click here! | Check out these Nebraska cleats | Pick your Week 3 winners | Get all of our Week 3 coverage ] But, which players are the best follows on Twitter? I asked one media member from every Big Ten school to give me
The Woody Hayes Athletic Center, on the campus of Ohio State, features an incredible new trophy display. Included in the display is the must-see 2014 National Championship Trophy, which features a list of all 15 games from the Buckeyes’ 2014 title run. However, the trophy happens to be missing the name “Michigan” on it. If you take a look at the photo above, OSU’s opponent on Nov. 29 is listed as “TUN,” which of course stands for “Team Up North.” That is the term the Buckeyes use to refer to their Big Ten rival school. Should Michigan fans be surprised
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. Still, it will be a fun trip to south Florida for the Cornhuskers, who can send a message with a convincing win under first-year coach Mike Riley. Pitt’s trip to Iowa will be a good measuring stick for Kirk Ferentz’s crew, which
It was just two months ago when Ohio State quarterback Cardale Jones set the social media world on fire after asking UFC star Ronda Rousey out on a date via Twitter during the ESPY Awards. Now, it looks like teammate Ezekiel Elliott is stealing a page out of Jones’ book. Elliott took to Twitter on Thursday morning, asking pop star Taylor Swift if she wanted to “grab something to eat” following her concerts at Nationwide Arena in Columbus, Ohio, on Thursday and Friday night. Check out the tweet at the top of this post. In just over two hours of
Who wins Week 3 Big Ten football games? This week, Iowa beat writer Scott Dochterman joins the BTN.com team's weekly game predictions feature. Cast your votes inside, too.