Football

Upon Further Review: Touchdown

Week 8 ended in absolutely unbelievable fashion, with Michigan State throwing a last-second Hail Mary to hand No. 6 Wisconsin its first loss the season. The original call on the field had the Spartans short of the goal line, but the call was reversed. In other Week 8 action, Iowa knocked off Indiana, Purdue topped Illinois, Nebraska ran past Minnesota and Penn State held off Northwestern.

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Saturday Pregame to Feature Gene Washington, Bubba Smith

As College Football Hall of Fame inductee Gene Washington prepares to be honored at Spartan Stadium this Saturday, he can’t help but feel that something – someone – is missing.

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Big Ten Fans, Come Rate The Plays

Last Saturday we posted a page with video clips of ten Big Ten football plays on it, one for each of the schools playing that day. Then we let fans rate any and all of the plays all week long right up until kickoff of the next games. In fact, if you missed the feature you can still rate the plays right here. Good news: We’re going to do this again for every football weekend left in the season, including the Dec. 3 Big Ten Championship. Right now, Iowa’s Tanner Miller has the highest-rated play. Watch it here.

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Coaches To Appear on Football Report

On the next Big Ten Football Report on Friday at 7 p.m. ET we roll out the red carpet for our Big Ten football coaches as we prepare for Saturday’s Big Ten slate. Our own Mike Hall chats with Wisconsin’s Bret Bielema, Michigan’s Brady Hoke, and Minnesota’s Jerry Kill and checks in with Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz and Northwestern’s Pat Fitzgerald. On top of all of that, the show will air a great feature on Joe Paterno and the 10th anniversary of the Penn State coach Bear Bryant’s coaching victory record. Watch a preview video clip here.

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BTN Live Fifth Quarter - Spartan Defense

On Thursday night’s episode of “BTN Live,” our experts covered a host of topics in 60 minutes and kicked out another bonus Web-only video clip we like to call ” The Fifth Quarter.” This week, the BTN Live panel answers questions about Saturday’s big game in East Lansing between Wisconsin and Michigan State.  Why is nobody talking about Wisconsin’s scoring defense?  Can Michigan State pressure Badger quarterback Russell Wilson?  Track all of Saturday’s action on our Big Ten scoreboard andwatch ” The Fifth Quarter” now!

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