Penn State’s 1986 national championship run included a late October 23-3 win at then-No. 2 Alabama. As was the case throughout the memorable season, on this day, it was all about the defense, which limited the Crimson Tide to 44 rushing yards and registered five sacks and five turnovers. The 20-point margin marked the worst Alabama home loss in a decade. Watch a clip from the game now and catch the entire thing at 8 p.m. ET Tuesday on BTN/BTN2Go.
This should get your attention on a Tuesday morning in early October. Interesting meetings going on at Big Ten headquarters, where league officials and conference athletic directors are discussing a possible football federation.
When the season started, Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller was considered by most to be a top Heisman contender. Why not?
Ohio State showed moxie and toughness in fighting back from a fourth-quarter deficit to win at Northwestern. That big victory comes a week after an impressive triumph vs. Wisconsin. Add it up, and the Buckeyes are 6-0 and still sitting in good position to advance to the BCS title game.
Did you miss something while you stepped away from your computer? We’re tracking some of the best Big Ten social media happenings and posting them all right here. Check out today’s edition, including a video of Indiana’s dunk contest at Friday night’s Hoosier Hysteria.
Week 6 featured plenty of highlight-reel plays. There was something for everyone, too. There was a successful fake punt, there was a punt blocked for a touchdown, there was a long pick-6, and there was a phenomenal leaping, one-handed grab. Relive our Week 6 top 10 plays in this post.
Bradley Roby’s blocked punt in the end zone and recovery for a touchdown Saturday night at Evanston was exciting in live action. What does it look like in slow motion, though? Thanks to the @BTNJourney guys, we have an excellent slowmo look at the play that helped Roby win his first Big Ten Special Teams Player of the Week.