Football

Spartans' loss leaves that sinking feeling

Michigan State Spartans running back Le'Veon Bell

Notre Dame at Michigan State - Football Highlights

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Before the day started, we all said that Michigan State was carrying the Big Ten’s tattered banner. The Spartans appeared to be the best team in the Big Ten and they also appeared to be the league’s best hope to be a national title contender.

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Snap Reactions: Signs of life in 4 wins

Earlier, BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart analyzed the first round of games. Now he tells us what he saw during the four afternoon Big Ten victories. Find every video highlight we got right over here. The afternoon wins: Iowa 27, Northern Iowa 16, Michigan 63, UMass 13, Northwestern 22, Boston College 13, Penn State 34, Navy 7.

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Snap Reactions: Teams bounce back early

Nebraska Cornhuskers defender P.J. Smith (13) celebrates his pass interception with Will Compton (51) during the game against the Arkansas State Red Wolves at Memorial Stadium in the first half. Mandatory Credit: Bruce Thorson-US PRESSWIRE

Charleston Southern at Illinois - Football Highlights

BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart is monitoring every game today and he gives his quick reactions to the early games in the Big Ten. Find every video highlight over here. The early results: Illinois 44, Charleston Southern 0, Minnesota 28, W. Michigan 23, Nebraska 42, Arkansas State 13, Ohio State 35, California 28, Purdue 54, E. Michigan 16.

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Full Saturday coverage tonight on 'The Final Drive'

Indiana Hoosiers enter the field prior to the game against the Ball State Cardinals at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-US Presswire

Kenzel Doe Kick Return Touchdown

Tune into the Big Ten Network for complete coverage of the entire Saturday of Big ten football with “The Final Drive'” at midnight ET as our experts cover all 12 games with highlights and analysis.

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Northwestern tops BC to go 3-0

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Mike Trumpy Seals NU Win

Mike Trumpy ran for 106 yards with a late touchdown, and Northwestern beat Boston College 22-13 on Saturday. Jeff Budzien tied a school record with five field goals and the Wildcats (3-0) made it three wins over three BCS teams to start the season even though they didn’t reach the end zone until the closing minutes.

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Michigan racks up the offense in win

Michigan Wolverines tight end Devin Funchess (19) and running back Fitzgerald Toussaint (28) celebrate a touchdown by Funchess during the first quarter against the Massachusetts Minutemen at Michigan Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-US PRESSWIRE

Justice Hayes Scores From 1 Yard

Denard Robinson put up 397 yards of total offense and accounted for four touchdowns in No. 17 Michigan’s 63-16 rout of Massachusetts on Saturday. Robinson, who came out of the game with Michigan (2-1) leading 56-13 late in the third quarter, rushed for 106 yards and a touchdown and completed 16 of 24 passes for 291 yards and three scores.

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Iowa holds off Northern Iowa, 27-16

Walk-on fullback Mark Weisman rushed for 113 yards and three short touchdowns as Iowa held off Northern Iowa 27-16 on Saturday. James Vandenberg added 228 yards passing for the Hawkeyes (2-1), who beat the Panthers, a Football Championship Subdivision program, for the 15th straight time despite losing backs Damon Bullock and Greg Garmon to injuries.

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