BTN Originals premiered Tiebreaker, the network’s first feature-length documentary, Saturday night. The 60-minute show painted an indelible portrait of college football’s most storied rivalry and examined the aftermath of the 1973 Ohio State-Michigan game that ended in a 10-10 tie. With both teams tied atop the standings, Big Ten Athletic Directors voted to send Ohio State to the Rose Bowl. Michigan’s Bo Schembechler called the decision “the lowest day of my athletic career.”
Carlos Hyde had a day for the ages in Ohio State’s 60-35 victory Saturday at Illinois. The senior running back ran for 246 yards and scored five total touchdowns, both career highs. Hyde started his scoring frenzy with an 18-yard reception in the first quarter and went on to add four rushing scores, including a pair on back-to-back possessions late in the fourth quarter. Relive Hyde’s giant day in this post.
Week 12 of the Big Ten football season is here. Can you believe it? Here is a rundown of the upcoming games on Saturday and a recap of this week’s news leading up to the big weekend ahead.
Forty years ago, a 10-10 tie between Ohio State and Michigan left the determination of which school would represent the Big Ten in the Rose Bowl up to the 10 school athletic directors. In the days when only one Big Ten team could play in a bowl game, that controversial vote changed college football forever. It’s now the topic of the BTN Originals documentary “TIEBREAKER,” which debuts at 7 p.m. ET Saturday. Now it’s your turn to voice your opinion and cast the vote.
It’s time to take my weekly Big Ten football quiz in preparation for another big Saturday football. It’s an intriguing slate of five games, with the Big Ten Nation fixated on the Michigan State at Nebraska game. Don’t worry – this isn’t graded on a curve. And? I provide the questions and the answers. So just have fun.