Jordan Howard isn’t the only Indiana running back capable of doing serious damage on the ground. [ MORE: Week 13 scoreboard | Stats | Standings | Latest polls | YouTube highlights ] Devine Redding has proved to be a terrific backup to the Big Ten’s yards rushing per game leader, amassing 719 total yards and seven touchdowns of his own entering Saturday’s rivalry game at Purdue. Redding is running all over Indiana’s rival, and his biggest scamper is one we figure to see near the top of the top 10 plays of the week lists. Redding’s hurdle was that impressive.
When it comes to wide receivers, there aren’t many better than Leonte Carroo. [ MORE: Week 13 scoreboard | Stats | Standings | Latest polls | YouTube highlights ] Despite injury and suspension limiting the Rutgers star to seven games, he entered Saturday’s season finale vs. Maryland with a Big Ten-leading nine touchdown receptions, to go along with 626 yards. Carroo hauled in his 10th scoring grab of the season in the first quarter to become the first player in program history with multiple double-digit touchdown campaigns, but it was far from his greatest highlight of the day. No, that would
Illinois announced today that it is stripping the “interim” tag from Bill Cubit’s title and making him the head coach. Given the uncertainty at a school with an interim president and an interim athletic director, it isn’t a shock that Cubit was retained. This school needs some continuity in the athletic department as it sorts through a trying period. And Cubit provides it in the most critical sport. But here is the rub: Cubit has been given a two-year deal. Two years? That’s it? Typically, coaches work with four- or five-year contracts to help with recruiting. But, some speculate Cubit’s
The Michigan football team held a moment of silence for Chad Carr before its annual season-ending rivalry game vs. Ohio State on Saturday. [ MORE: mlive.com: Read more about Chad Carr’s service ] Carr, the 5-year-old grandson of Michigan legends Lloyd Carr and Tom Curtis, died Tuesday after a 15-month battle with Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Giloma (DIPG) brain cancer. The family will hold a visitation (11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. ET) and memorial service (2 ET) Sunday at the Saline High School Performing Arts Center. See the picture of Carr that appeared on the Michigan Stadium big board during the moment
No. 5 Michigan State throttled Penn State, 55-16, to highlight Saturday’s Big Ten action. With the win, the Spartans claim the Big Ten East crown and advance to the Big Ten title game vs. Big Ten West champ Iowa. Catch up on all of today’s Rivalry Week action on our Big Ten scoreboard. Use the links below to follow all Week 13 action below: For in-game and postgame video highlights, check us out on YouTube and on Facebook and on Twitter (use the links below for school Twitter accounts): Illinois football highlights Indiana football highlights Iowa football highlights Maryland football
The game is here, ladies and gentlemen. [ MORE: Check out our Week 13 college football scoreboard ] It’s Harbaugh vs. Meyer, Wolverines vs. Buckeyes, that “Team up North” vs. “Ohio State.” In anticipation of today’s Michigan vs. Ohio State game, Michigan fan Isaiah Hole released an incredible hype video titled “LEGACY — From Bo to Harbaugh.” Check out the video at the top of this post. The hype video shows numerous highlights from previous Michigan vs. Ohio State games, including those featuring former Wolverine quarterback and current head coach Jim Harbaugh. Enjoy, Michigan fans!
The dream lives for another week for Iowa. [ MORE: Catch up on all our Week 13 Big Ten football games ] The Hawkeyes’ 28-20 win at Nebraska moved Iowa to 12-0 for the first time in program history. Even better, the East Division champs will arrive in Indianapolis one win from a likely spot in the College Football Playoff. Not bad for a team coming off a 7-6 season that was universally picked to finish in the middle of the pack in the Big Ten West. But look at sparkly 12-0 Iowa now. Iowa entered the week No. 4
Nebraska safety Nate Gerry was ejected from the Huskers’ game vs. Iowa today after being called for targeting following a big collision with Iowa wide receiver Tevaun Smith. With just under 3:00 remaining in the first half, Iowa quarterback C.J. Beathard threw a pass for Smith that sailed over his head. When Smith dove for the pass, Gerry came in and made helmet-to-helmet contact in what resulted in a vicious collision. Fortunately for Smith, he was able to get up and come back to the field shortly after the hit. The referees reviewed the play and ruled that it was
What a game! [ MORE: Check out our Big Ten football scoreboard ] IOWA 28, NEBRASKA 20: BOX | PBP | AP RECAP Jordan Canzeri broke long touchdown runs on back-to-back series in the third quarter, and No. 3 Iowa completed its first perfect regular season in 93 years with a 28-20 victory over Nebraska on Friday. The Hawkeyes (12-0, 8-0, No. 4 CFP) were far from dominant but good enough against the sloppy Cornhuskers (5-7, 3-5) on a raw afternoon. As one of two remaining unbeaten teams, they’ll head to next week’s Big Ten championship game in the middle
Lots on the line today for Iowa as it plays at Nebraska. The unbeaten Hawkeyes—who already have wrapped up the Big Ten West–need to beat the Cornhuskers to remain in contention for a playoff spot. Iowa (11-0) cracked the College Football Poll on Tuesday for the first time, ranking No. 4 behind No. 1 Clemson, No. 2 Alabama and No. 3 Oklahoma. If Iowa wins out vs. a Nebraska team that is coming off a bye and then wins the Big Ten title game vs. Michigan State, Ohio State or Michigan, it almost assuredly will make the playoffs. Not bad