For the first time in the history of the Coaches Poll, the Big Ten has zero ranked teams. Perfect Ohio State (6-0, 2-0), which is ranked No. 8 in the AP Poll, and surging Penn State are not eligible for the poll this season due to NCAA sanctions. Nebraska and Northwestern fell out of the poll following losses at Ohio State and Penn State, respectively.
Every Saturday night during the college football season, BTN.com web editor Brent Yarina hands out his weekly Big Ten Game Balls. The series is called “U.S. Marines Corps: Leaders of the Week,” and it’s designed to spotlight the Big Ten’s top individual performances. Who took home the honors from Week 6? Find out in this post.
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Throughout Saturday’s Week 6 action, BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart offered his Snap Reactions to all the Big Ten games. See what Dienhart had to say about Ohio State’s impressive and prolific 63-38 victory over surging Nebraska in this post.
Braxton Miller rushed for 186 yards, zig-zagging 72 yards for one score and passing for another, to lead No. 12 Ohio State past No. 21 Nebraska 63-38 on Saturday night before the largest crowd ever at Ohio Stadium.
WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. — Today was all about Denard Robinson. That was good for Michigan. And that was bad for Purdue. You see, Robinson had something to prove on this day. The last time we saw the senior, he was throwing four interceptions and losing a fumble in an ugly 13-6 loss at Notre Dame that—truthfully—Michigan should have won.
Ohio State’s Carlos Hyde ran for 24 yards and scored his third touchdown of the game in the third quarter, and the Buckeyes lead 49-31. Nebraska has given up 14 straight points. The Cornhuskers made the score 35-31 after Taylor Martinez tossed a three-yard touchdown to Ben Cotton to finish off a 77-yard drive.
Braxton Miller threw for 72 yards and one touchdown and ran for 146 yards and one touchdown and the Buckeyes lead 35-24 at halftime. Ohio State racked up 72 passing yards and 171 rushing yards in the second quarter. The last 14 points have been scored by the Buckeyes.