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Snap Reactions: Are Gophers better off with Shortell?

Wrapping up today’s action, Minnesota held off Syracuse, 17-10, and Louisiana Tech dropped Illinois, 52-24. As he’s done all day, senior writer Tom Dienhart offers his thoughts and analysis from the action under the lights in this post. See his early game thoughts and afternoon thoughts. Minnesota 17, Syracuse 10 1. The Gopher defense looks legit. The unit faced a Syracuse offense that ranked No. 3 in the nation in passing entering the game. But Minnesota responded. On this night, Syracuse had 350 yards but only 10 points, while Minnesota forced four turnovers. 2. I wonder if Minnesota would

Louisiana Tech picks apart Illinois, 52-24

Louisiana Tech turned six Illinois turnovers and a 284-yard, four-touchdown night from quarterback Colby Cameron into a 52-24 road upset of Illinois Saturday. Cameron’s favorite target was Quinton Patton who caught six balls for 164 yards and two touchdowns for the Bulldogs. Illinois (2-2) turned the ball over three times in the first quarter and the Bulldogs (3-0) cashed in for an early 21-7 lead. Cameron and Patton connected on a pair of early third-quarter touchdowns that put the Bulldogs up for good, 35-17. After missing the past two games with a sprained ankle, Illinois quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase was ineffective

3rd Quarter Recap: Louisiana Tech 45, Illinois 17

Louisiana Tech now leads Illinois, 45-17, thanks to a 24-point third quarter. The Bulldogs have scored 24 straight points. Louisiana Tech opened up the lead, 28-17, after marching down the field for a two-play, 81-yard drive that ended when Colby Cameron tossed a 78-yard touchdown to Quinton Patton. The Bulldogs opened up the lead, 35-17, after Cameron threw a 21-yard touchdown pass to Patton to end an eight-play, 74-yard drive. Louisiana Tech made the score 42-17 when the Bulldogs recovered a fumble in the endzone. Louisiana Tech expanded its lead to 45-17 thanks to a five-play, 10-yard drive that ended

2nd Quarter Recap: Louisiana Tech 21, Illinois 17

Louisiana Tech’s front seven stepped up in the second quarter, allowing Illinois to gain just 21 rushing yards, and the Bulldogs now lead 21-17. The last 10 points have been scored by the Fighting Illini. Illinois capped a one-yard drive when Taylor Zalewski kicked a 26-yard field goal to make the score 21-10. A fumble recovery by the Fighting Illini set Illinois up at Louisiana Tech’s 10-yard line to start the drive. The Fighting Illini made the score 21-17 after Donovonn Young ran one yard to paydirt to finish off a 57-yard drive. The Bulldogs will start the second half

1st Quarter Recap: Louisiana Tech 21, Illinois 7

Tevin King led Louisiana Tech in the quarter by rushing for 37 yards and one touchdown, and the Bulldogs lead 21-7 at the end of the first quarter. The last 21 points have been scored by Louisiana Tech. Illinois took the game’s first lead after Nathan Scheelhaase and Ryan Lankford combined for an 18-yard touchdown on the last play of a two-play, 18-yard drive. The Fighting Illini began the drive with good field position after Illinois recovered a fumble. The Bulldogs tied the score at 7-7 after Colby Cameron found D.J. Banks open for a 27-yard touchdown pass to put

Week 4 previews: In search of some momentum

It’s time for my weekly ranking of the Big Ten’s slate of games and Week 4 holds some intriguing matchups. See where your team’s game ranks on my list and get my complete preview of all ten Big Ten games (Purdue and Indiana are off this week). Also, every Saturday editors provide Rapid Recaps with quarterly updates from every game topped off with my Saturday Snap Reactions. Coming this week: Illinois vs. Louisiana Tech; Iowa vs. C. Michigan; Michigan State vs. E. Michigan; Michigan vs. Notre Dame; Minnesota vs. Syracuse; Nebraska vs. Idaho State; Northwestern vs. S. Dakota; Ohio

Revsine's Numbers: Three unbeaten teams remain

Last week, I opened the column by dwelling on the negative. Not happening this week. We’re starting with the positive – the Big Ten’s three unbeaten teams. Ohio State is the first, and perhaps least surprising, of those unbeatens – and Urban Meyer’s team has gotten there with, no surprise, a high-powered offense. 30: The Buckeyes have scored at least 30 points in each of their first three games. If they can do it for a fourth straight time Saturday against UAB, it would be just the second time OSU has pulled that off in the first four contests of

Week 4: We predict all 10 Big Ten games

Every week,’s Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) and Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) offer their predictions for each Big Ten football game. We also provide a poll for all of the games so fans can vote for their winners. After three weeks, it’s Tom and fans on top, at 28-8, while Brent is in the cellar, at 27-9. See our Week 4 predictions and choose your winners in this post. SEASON RECORDS fans: 28-8; .778 Tom: 28-8; .778 Brent: 27-9; .750 [Related: Dienhart’s Big Ten questions for Week 4] Louisiana Tech (2-0) vs. Illinois (2-1) – 8 p.m. ET, BTN/BTN2Go Tom’s

Dienhart: My Big Ten questions for Week 4

As I do every Wednesday, I have questions that I hope are answered Saturday. One week away from the start of Big Ten play, here are my most pressing queries for the 10 Big Ten teams in action this week. Read all of my Big Ten coverage here and don’t forget to send any of your questions my way for my weekly Big Ten Mailbag. Illinois Will Nathan Scheelhaase be back? It sounds like he may be over an ankle injury suffered in the opener. Scheelhaase has missed the last two games, which the Fighting Illini have split. But Illinois

Best of Week 4: Denard vs. Notre Dame Part III

The Big Ten went 10-2 last week. But look closer. It wasn’t an impressive 10-2. The wins came vs. FCS Charleston Southern; FCS Northern Iowa; UMass; Arkansas State, Western Michigan; Cal; Navy; Boston College, Utah State and Eastern Michigan. And Indiana lost to Ball State. But, most noteworthy of all: The Big Ten lost its biggest game of the weekend, with Michigan State falling at home to Notre Dame, 20-3. That casts doubt on the Big Ten’s ability to compete for the national championship. But, a new week brings new hope. This week’s lineup of games is loaded with innocuous