There are 10 games on the schedule this Saturday. And, at first glance, it’s not a great lineup of contests. No doubt, Michigan State’s visit to Notre Dame is the headliner. Lots of good storylines around the Spartans, who think they have found their offense. We shall see. Also, Big Ten play opens, with Purdue traveling to Wisconsin.
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The Ohio State Buckeyes are 3-0 and have the longest current winning streak in the FBS at 15 games. Still, they find themselves in an unforeseen quarterback battle in the early stages of the season.
Kenny G. KG. Whatever you prefer to call Kenny Guiton, there’s no debating the Ohio State senior is one of the nation’s elite backup quarterbacks. Guiton, in his first career start, showed it yet again in Saturday night’s 52-34 victory at Cal. Braxton Miller’s backup made the Buckeyes not miss Braxton Miller, which is hard to do, throwing for 276 yards and four touchdowns and adding 92 rushing yards in the offensive explosion.
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With Nebraska, Wisconsin and Illinois losing, my weekly bowl projections have changed. Michigan’s great escape vs. Akron also caused me to shuffle bowl slots. But, Ohio State continues to take care of business, so there is no change at the top of my projections. So, let’s get to it: Here are my Week 4 bowl projections.
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The Big Ten office released its Week 3 Players of the Week on Monday morning, and Ohio State won two of the four awards. Backup quarterback Kenny Guiton won Offensive Player of the Week and star linebacker Ryan Shazier took home Defensive Player of the Week. See all the honorees in this post.
Three weeks are in the books. And this much I know: I don’t know what to make about a lot of teams. My Big Ten power rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal, didn’t suffer a massive shakeup following a strange Saturday. Michigan State and Minnesota are most upwardly mobile; Penn State and Illinois took significant hits. Check it out.
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