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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Every week during the NFL season, BTN.com will spotlight some of the best individual performances by Big Ten products. See our Week 2 offensive, defensive and special teams players of the week in this post.
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When there’s a controversial call on the football field, who do you call? Mike Pereira, of course. Pereria gave his ruling on the crazy Wisconsin-Arizona State finish in tweet form Sunday. On Monday night’s #BTNLive, we asked the FOX Sports Rules Analyst to describe what he saw and rule what should have happened in those final chaotic and confusing seconds. Watch our segment with Pereira right here.
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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For Wisconsin, it’s a case of too little, too late. But the Pac-12 admitted Monday that its league officials didn’t “properly administer the end of game situation and act with appropriate urgency on the game’s final play” during Arizona State’s 32-30 win on Saturday night in Tempe, Ariz.
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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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