Football

NU Debuts New adidas Unis Tonight on BTN

The Northwestern football team will debut new adidas alternate uniforms when it hosts Penn State at 7 p.m. ET Saturday on BTN. The uniform features an all-purple look, with “Wildcats” written on the left thigh and claw marks on the shoulders, and an all-silver helmet, with the players’ number on the side. Here’s another look at the uniform. Photos are courtesy of Northwestern grad Darren Rovell’s Twitter account. Any thoughts on the uniform?

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McNutt, Iowa Dismantle Indiana

Iowa's Marvin McNutt

Indiana at Iowa - Football Highlights

(AP) Marvin McNutt caught three touchdown passes to become Iowa’s career leader and Marcus Coker ran for two more scores to lead the Hawkeyes past Indiana 45-24 on Saturday. Iowa (5-2, 2-1 Big Ten) followed up on its 41-31 victory over Northwestern a week ago with another big offensive outing, triggered by McNutt’s scoring catches of 80, 24 and 29 yards from James Vandenberg, who had a career-best four TD passes in all. That gave the senior a school-record 24 touchdown receptions for his career. Indiana (1-7, 0-4) lost for the fifth straight time and now has been outscored 161-61 in Big Ten play. Read the full AP recap, see the box score and check out our Big Ten scoreboard.

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Upon Further Review: Touchdown

Michigan State Celebration

Gene Washington Remembers Bubba Smith

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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Big Ten Fans, Come Rate The Plays

Iowa Fans

Big Ten Blast: October 21st Morning Update

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

Wisconsin's Bret Bielema

Paterno "324" Preview

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

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BTN Live: The Fifth Quarter (10/20/11)

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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