In my weekly research of Big Ten football, I come across plenty of information. Here's my look at few gems ahead of Saturday's actiopn, which includes four games on BTN/BTN2Go. They are Colorado at Michigan, Duke at Northwestern, Georgia State at Wisconsin, and Temple at Penn State.
So far no Big Ten quarterback has played better than Michigan’s Wilton Speight. No way Penn State loses at home this week. Wisconsin needs another blowout. These are three of the things BTN.com's Tom Dienhart thinks he knows heading into Saturday.
This is a blockbuster Saturday that merits some type of nickname. So, let’s go with “Shakedown Saturday.” Everywhere you turn, there is a big game, paced by Ohio State’s trip to Oklahoma, in what is the last full-blown Saturday of non-conference action.
Every week during the 2016 football season, the BTN.com team makes its Big Ten game predictions. We also provide polls for Big Ten fans to select their winners, and to compete with BTN's Tom Dienhart, Sean Merriman, the three-time reigning champ, and Brent Yarina all season long.
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.
How about those Big Ten quarterbacks? Is it time for 0-2 Northwestern to panic? Here is what BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart is buying and selling in the Big Ten as we enter a big Week 3 that features several marquee matchups.
Time to check out the Big Ten bowl projections from Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com. For the second week in a row, Palm projects no Big Ten teams in the playoffs. He has No. 1 Alabama playing No. 4 Houston in the Peach Bowl and No. 2 Clemson vs. No. 3 Stanford in the Fiesta Bowl. Palm had 11 Big Ten teams in bowls last week; he has just 10 this week, with Northwestern falling out after an 0-2 start that has included losses to a MAC team and a FCS squad. Last week, Northwestern was projected to be in the
Save for one stunning upset—I’m looking at you, Northwestern—it was business as usual in the Big Ten in Week 2. As a result, there isn't much change in my latest Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal.
Before we turn our attention to Week 3, it’s time to revisit how the BTN.com team and Big Ten fans did with their Week 2 Big Ten game predictions. Like Big Ten teams, Tom Dienhart, Sean Merriman and Big Ten fans all went 12-2, missing the same two games: Western Michigan at Northwestern and Wisconsin vs. LSU. See all of our Week 2 predictions below. Sean Merriman (@BTNSean) 2016 record: 24-3 Week 2 record: 12-1 Week 2 picks: Maryland 27, FIU 10; Cincinnati 31, Purdue 20; Rutgers 28, Howard 10; Michigan 31, UCF 7; Minnesota 27, Indiana State 14; Nebraska
Week 2 was all about the blowouts with five teams scored over 50 points as Michigan, Minnesota, Nebraska, Rutgers and Wisconsin all hung at least half-a-hundred on opponents in easy wins.