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.
The third and final week of full-blown non-conference games is here. And, after last week’s strong lineup of game, this week’s slate lacks much pizzazz. The best game looks like Wisconsin’s trip to BYU, but this isn’t a vintage Cougar squad as it is struggling on offense.
This shapes up as a terrific Saturday dotted with myriad big game. All eyes are on Oklahoma’s visit to Ohio State, which won in Norman last year. How will OU do with 33-year-old Lincoln Riley having taken over for Bob Stoops? This could be a preview of a playoff game.
The opening week of the 2017 season finally is here. All the speculation and conjecture are finished. It’s time to get down to business. And Week 1 should be revealing in many respects.