Let’s call this “Bounce Back Week.” And, the Big Ten needed it. In a bad way—a really bad way.
It was a great Week 4 for the Big Ten. Not only did the conference go 12-1, but it carded road wins at No. 19 Missouri, Navy, Pitt and Syracuse, in addition to a home win vs. Miami (FL). The favorable results yielded some really great quotes. Get our latest Week 4 coverage: See several of our favorite Week 4 quotes, courtesy the AP: “Obviously, everyone had a bad taste in their mouths coming back from Eugene. We wanted to take our anger out on the opponent, whether it was Eastern, Nebraska, Wyoming, whomever. We wanted to come out and
The Big Ten had plenty of outstanding individual performances on Saturday. See my top 10 Big Ten offensive performers from Week 4 in this post!
We’ll be posting pictures from around the Big Ten on this football Saturday right on through tonight’s games, too. All of our galleries can be found over here. Here’s the live Week 4 scoreboard page.
The Big Ten went 6-0 in Saturday’s early action, including Iowa’s 24-20 comeback win over Pittsburgh. Catch up on all the action on our Week 4 scoreboard. Also, view our Week 4 gallery. MICHIGAN STATE 73, EASTERN MICHIGAN 14: BOX | PBP | AP RECAP | ALL VIDEO Connor Cook threw two touchdown passes and ran for a score as No. 11 Michigan State scored the third-most points in program history, smashing Eastern Michigan 73-14 on Saturday. NORTHWESTERN 24, WESTERN ILLINOIS 7: BOX | PBP | AP RECAP Solomon Vault rushed for two touchdowns, Justin Jackson had 92 yards rushing
Melvin Gordon hasn’t looked like Melvin Gordon in Wisconsin’s first two games. The star running back and preseason Heisman Trophy contender looked like his vintage self in the first half vs. Bowling Green on Saturday. Gordon, who entered the game with 178 yards rushing, exploded for 179 yards and four touchdowns, including the impressive 50-yarder in the video above. Kind of a nice stiff-arm on that run, huh? The most impressive stat, perhaps: Gordon is averaging 16.3 yards per carry in the first 30 minutes. Don’t believe the numbers? Here’s the proof: #Badgers Melvin Gordon entered today with 178 yards
What should Big Ten football fans be looking for on Saturday? BTN.com web editor Sean Merriman has a rundown of the upcoming games and a recap of this week’s news leading up to the action.
Who are the top freshmen in the Big Ten heading into Week 4 of the college football season? BTN.com web editor Sean Merriman provides his top 10 list in this post!
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Like bold predictions? Of course, you do! Well, BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart offers his Week 4 bold predictions and observations in this post.