It’s early in the season, so it comes as no surprise that we saw a lot of new looks across the Big Ten during Week 2 action. See all of the uniform and helmet alterations the Big Ten showcased Saturday in this post. Have a picture of a Big Ten uniform or arena/stadium alteration? Please tweet it to me (@BTNBrentYarina) for my Clothes Call blog.
It was a busy afternoon of Big Ten football action, with six games during the middle block. The results weren’t exactly what the Big Ten had hoped for, either, as it went 3-3 after opening the day 2-1 in the early games. Read my snap reactions to the afternoon games in this post.
Tommy Rees came off the bench to lead Notre Dame on a last-minute, winning drive Saturday as the No. 22 Irish got a 27-yard field goal from Kyle Brindza with seven seconds to go and beat Purdue 20-17. Rees, who was suspended for the opener after he was involved in a skirmish with police at a party in May, relieved starter Everett Golson late in the fourth quarter.
Notre Dame stuffed the run, giving up just 12 yards on the ground in the third quarter and the Fighting Irish now lead 17-7. Notre Dame has scored 10 unanswered points. Everett Golson and TJ Jones combined for a three-yard touchdown to break the 7-7 deadlock in favor of the Fighting Irish. The play capped a 10-play, 66-yard scoring drive.
Notre Dame’s Everett Golson threw for 85 yards and ran for eight yards and one touchdown in the quarter, and the two teams are tied 7-7 at the end of the second. The Fighting Irish took the game’s first lead after Golson scrambled for a three-yard touchdown run on the last play of a 10-play, 88-yard drive. Notre Dame used Golson’s 41-yard pass to fuel the drive.
The two teams combined for more punts than points in a slow first quarter and the game is tied 0-0 at the end of the first quarter. There were two punts in the quarter as neither team could find a way to move the ball.
On Friday’s night’s “Football Report” BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart touched on a number of intriguing questions to be answered Saturday. Watch the video in this post. Can Indiana’s offense score more? Will Denard Robinson be Denard Robinson? Is Iowa’s passing game going to improve? Our writer looks at those questions and others in his 12 Questions for Week 2.