Every Sunday during the college football season, BTN analyst Gerry DiNardo hits Twitter to share his thoughts from the previous day’s slate of games. What did DiNardo have to say about the Big Ten after a 10-2 performance in Week 3? Read all of his Sunday Ruminations in this post.
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Four Big Ten teams remain ranked in the latest USA Today’s Coaches Poll, released Sunday morning. There’s a different team leading the conference, though, as Michigan comes in at No. 17 to pace the Big Ten. Michigan State, fresh off its loss to Notre Dame, fell from No. 10 to No. 20, while Nebraska (No. 22) and Wisconsin (No. 24) round out the Big Ten’s ranked teams.
The 11th-ranked Penn State women’s soccer team ended a three-year win-less stretch against Wisconsin by knocking off the No. 13 Badgers, 2-1, on Sunday afternoon at Jeffrey Field. Read the full recap at GoPSUSports.com. Watch the highlights now and dive inside to see more of our Sunday Olympic sports video.
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Utah State’s Josh Thompson missed a 37-yard field goal with seconds remaining, allowing Wisconsin to hold on for a 16-14 victory Saturday night. Thompson missed the kick wide right, preserving a win for the Badgers (2-1).
At one point Wisconsin trailed by 11 points, but the Badgers have come back to take a 16-14 lead at the end of the third quarter. Wisconsin made the score 14-10 when Kenzel Doe returned a punt for a touchdown. Montee Ball’s 17-yard touchdown run gave the Badgers the lead 16-14 after a six-play, 43-yard drive. Wisconsin started in good field position when the Badgers returned a punt. Wisconsin didn’t throw a single time on that drive.
In the second quarter, Utah State’s Matt Austin caught an 11-yard touchdown pass, and the Aggies now lead 14-3. Wisconsin closed the gap to 7-3 when Kyle French kicked a 19-yard field goal to put the finishing touches on a 62-yard drive.
Utah State’s Kerwynn Williams led the offense in the first quarter. He ran for one yards and caught two passes for 48 yards and one touchdown, and the Aggies lead 7-0 at the end of the first quarter. Utah State scored when Chuckie Keeton found Williams open for a 39-yard touchdown pass to finish off a three-play, 51-yard drive, giving the Aggies the game’s first lead.