Thanks to a mean rushing attack, Northwestern leads 7-0 at the end of the first quarter. The Wildcats rushed for 80 yards in the quarter. The Wildcats struck first when Kain Colter took a quarterback draw all the way for an eight-yard touchdown run, the final play of a six-play, 80-yard drive.
The two teams combined for more punts than points in a slow first quarter and Iowa leads 3-0 at the end of the first quarter. There were four punts in the quarter as neither team could find a way to move the ball. The Hawkeyes struck first when Mike Meyer drilled a 43-yard field goal, the final play of a six-play, 49-yard drive. Iowa’s drive was keyed by James Vandenberg’s 45-yard pass.
Big Ten Field Pass on BTN2Go is fast becoming a must-watch event each week, and we’re doing it again on Saturday. BTN Field Pass is when BTN turns on a BTN TV camera one hour before kickoff at a selected Big Ten football game, and it let’s you see the home team’s football stadium and all that goes on before the game starts live on the Internet. This week’s featured stadium: Northwestern’s Ryan Field.
Five games down, one to go. At 8 p.m. ET, Nebraska hosts Wisconsin to put a bow on the first week of Big Ten play. Here are today’s early results: Purdue 51, Marshall 41, Ohio State 17, Michigan State 16, Northwestern 44, Indiana 29, Iowa 31, Minnesota 13 and Penn State 35, Illinois 7.
Earlier this week we pointed out some pretty cool sneak peek videos from our upcoming show “The Journey 2012,” but the video in this post is worth watching and sharing with any Big Ten fans you know. It’s the opening to Wednesday’s season debut, which airs at 7:30 p.m. ET, and it’s gorgeous.
Raise your hand if you’re positively sick and tired of hearing all of the negativity about the Big Ten? I’m not saying the criticism isn’t deserved, because it is, and in the end it’s the football teams that can do the most about it. The Big Ten is 6-9 combined against schools from Automatic Qualifying conferences and Notre Dame, and Northwestern provided three of those wins.
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