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Week 3 was all about the ACC, as the Big Ten played five games vs. the eastern league. Final score: ACC 3, Big Ten 2. Northwestern (at Duke) and Iowa (Pitt) were the only two Big Ten teams to win. Illinois (at North Carolina), Nebraska (at Miami) and Purdue (Virginia Tech) all lost.
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After subpar performances throughout Weeks 1 and 2, the Big Ten had a solid Week 3 showing.
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No. 1 Ohio State fended off upset-minded Northern Illinois, 20-13, to highlight Week 3 late afternoon Big Ten action. Catch up on all of Saturday’s late afternoon action inside.
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Not a lot of “wow” factor in Week 3, with Nebraska’s trip to Miami (Fla.) earning top billing. These programs battled for the national title three times, after the 1983, 1994 and 2001 seasons. Alas, neither program is of that ilk at the moment—no Tom Osborne, no Howard Schnellenberger, no Dennis Erickson … no legit national title dreams.
Which first-year Big Ten coach will win the most games in 2015: Nebraska’s Mike Riley, Wisconsin’s Paul Chryst or Michigan’s Jim Harbaugh? Each is off to a 1-1 start this season. And each coach teems with promise and potential.
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Who wins Week 3 Big Ten football games? This week, Iowa beat writer Scott Dochterman joins the BTN.com team’s weekly game predictions feature. Cast your votes inside, too.