Every Saturday night during the Big Ten football season, BTN.com posts its “U.S. Marine Corps: Leaders of the Week.” The feature is designed to honor some of the top individual Big Ten performances. See our Week 2 top 5 stars and our honorable mention honorees in this post.
We all know that Eminem loves his hometown state of Michigan. The well-known rap artist joined Kirk Herbstreit and Brent Musburger in the booth during halftime of Saturday night’s Notre Dame-Michigan game. In fact, he let his secret out via Twitter midway through the first half.
It’s no secret, Michigan Stadium looks great under the lights. Unfortunately, we rarely see it that way. The Wolverines are hosting Notre Dame on Saturday under the lights for the second time in a row in this series, and the pictures are quite pretty. Check out our USA TODAY Sports gallery in this post.
Ever see a quarterback wear No. 98? No, of course, you haven’t. Until now, that is. Michigan quarterback Devin Gardner rocked the number typically reserved for defensive lineman vs. Notre Dame on Saturday night, and he will do so for the rest of his career. Gardner, who used to wear No. 12, will wear No. 98 to honor Tom Harmon, Michigan’s first Heisman Trophy winner.
Northwestern pubs itself as “Chicago’s Big Ten Team.” So, it only makes since that the Wildcats would honor the Chicago Blackhawks for their Stanley Cup championship the first chance they got. During Saturday night’s home opener vs. Syracuse, Northwestern did just that.
The Nebraska defense was embarrassed in last week’s narrow 37-34 victory over Wyoming. Not only did the Huskers have to hold on late for the win, they surrendered 602 yards. Saturday night – at least in the first quarter – the Nebraska defense atoned for last week’s lackluster performance. In a big way. Like, to the tone of two interceptions returned for a touchdown.