The Big Ten had an abbreviated slate on this Saturday with just five games. But one message was loud and clear: Ohio State is still king. Oh, and this, too: Northwestern is alive and kicking.
Before we turn our attention to Week 9, it's time to revisit how the BTN.com team, Nebraska beat writer Tom Shatel and Big Ten fans did with their Week 8 Big Ten game predictions.
Stop me if you’ve heard this before: Braxton Miller made an incredible catch tonight. [ MORE: Best of Week 8 | Week 8 scoreboard | Watch Week 8 highlights | Week 8 picks revisited | Dienhart: Nebraska’s often-painful ride continues | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | View your team’s homepage ] This time, at Rutgers, Miller hauled in a deep pass from new starting quarterback J.T. Barrett that deflected off the receiver’s midsection, the opponent’s knee, twice, and arm, and then his own facemask. Talk about concentration! This has to be one of the most impressive catches
Nebraska’s strange, curious and often-painful ride continues. It’s difficult to watch. But, it’s hard not to stop, stare and wonder if the Cornhuskers ever will turn the corner in 2015.
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J.T Barrett and the No. 1-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes are big favorites in tonight’s primetime matchup at Rutgers. [ MORE: Week 8 scores, stats & AP recaps ] However, if the Scarlet Knights are able to pull off the upset, fans will benefit in a big way. According to Jeremy Birmingham of elevenwarriors.com, if Rutgers wins tonight, Uber will offer free rides to students and fans around campus and throughout New Brunswick. Check out Birmingham’s tweet at the top of this post. This is a great move by Uber. Ohio State and Rutgers are set to kick off at 8
When you’re the Ohio State marching band, you get to do really cool stuff. For example, you get to perform pregame at an NFL game in London. That’s exactly what The Best Damn Band in the Land will do prior to this week’s Buffalo Bills and Jacksonville Jaguars game at Wembley Stadium in London. The game, the first in NFL history to be streamed (Yahoo!), will kick off at 9:30 a.m. ET Sunday. See some pictures from the marching band’s experience in London below:
On this week’s “The Journey: 2015 Big Ten Football,” our TV show chronicled the last play of the Michigan-Michigan State game in their own cinematic way. Cameras were rolling from the sideline and captured not only the mishandled punt and touchdown but the raw emotion from both teams and their fans. The show re-airs today (see the TV schedule for all times). Also, the entire episode can be seen on demand via BTN2Go. Are you on social media? Follow “The Journey” on Twitter and go behind the scenes with show producers running @BTNJourney for updates, photos, videos and more. We’re also on
[youtube https://youtu.be/bliM5y80F88?list=PL2RRF9GtC9s3Y3eVqV2DlYjVJawTXSyZZ] Bill Cubit has Illinois playing well this season, outscoring their opponents 171-118 through six games. The team is off to an impressive 4-2 start with Wisconsin coming to town this weekend. So, what does Cubit do to get his players fired up before a big conference game? Now you have the chance to find out! Thanks to our exclusive Field Pass cameras only available with BTN2Go or via our YouTube page, Big Ten fans will get an early live look at both Illinois and Wisconsin coaches and players before Saturday’s game at 3:30 p.m. ET on BTN. This Field Pass link
Which Big Ten football team has been the most impressive through seven weeks of the college football season? That is one of several questions we ponder as we head past the midway point of the season. BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart and BTN,.com web editor Sean Merriman hand out some superlatives heading into this week’s Big Ten action. Joined by several national college football writers, here’s where Dienhart and Merriman stand heading into Week 8 of the college football season. BEST GAME: Michigan State 27, Michigan 23. Were there more exciting games from start to finish? Yes, probably. But good luck finding