It’s rivalry week. And, it’s a beautiful thing. Paul Bunyan’s Axe, the Old Oaken Bucket, the Heroes Trophy and the Land of Lincoln Trophy are all up for grabs. But the biggest game of all--Ohio State at Michigan--needs no trophy. It's simply called "The Game."
The homestretch of the season is here. And with each passing week, the games take on greater importance. Here is a look at Week 11, which is dotted with some intriguing matchups.
Finally, the most-anticipated game on the Big Ten schedule has arrived: No. 2 Penn State at No. 6 Ohio State! This shapes up as a de facto Big Ten East title game with league title and College Football Playoff implications.
Week 8 is here, and all eyes will be on Michigan’s trip to Penn State. In a word, it will be “Titanic.” Get BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart's early Week 8 preview.
We are almost to the halfway point of the season. Can you believe it? Week 7 offers an interesting array of tilts with just one marquee clash, as all eyes will be on Ohio State’s game at Nebraska.
Week 6 is filled with seven games, six Big Ten contests and one non-league title. And there are two marquee contests: Wisconsin at Nebraska and Michigan State at Michigan. Penn State’s trip to Northwestern drips with intrigue, too.
Welcome to Week 5, which has six games. And, they all are Big Ten tilts. Thank goodness. The headliner is Northwestern at Wisconsin. The game has lost some hue, as the Wildcats already have a loss having been beaten down 41-17 at Duke in Week 2.
A wild Week 4 saw Penn State pull out a magical win at Iowa that makes you think this could be another special year for the Nittany Lions. And Michigan is looking better and better, while Ohio State continues to fine-tune for bigger games to come.
There are still more non-conference games (four) than Big Ten games (three) this week. And the lid was taken off Big Ten action in the opening week. But for the first time in 2017, this Saturday has multiple league games.
This was an upsetting Saturday for Nebraska. For Michigan, Penn State, Minnesota and Purdue, it was a chance to continue to shine. Ohio State got back on track. Here is the Best of Week 3.