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Clothes Call: What they were wearing in Week 2

It’s early in the season, so it comes as no surprise that we saw a lot of new looks across the Big Ten during Week 2 action. See all of the uniform and helmet alterations the Big Ten showcased Saturday in this post. Have a picture of a Big Ten uniform or arena/stadium alteration? Please tweet it to me (@BTNBrentYarina) for my Clothes Call blog. ILLINOIS Illinois went with the white top and blue pants for its road opener Saturday at Arizona State – a look it rarely rocks. The last time the WHITE on BLUE Illinois football uniform combo

Dienhart: Snap reactions to afternoon games

It was a busy afternoon of Big Ten football action, with six games during the middle block. The results weren’t exactly what the Big Ten had hoped for, either, as it went 3-3 after opening the day 2-1 in the early games. Read my snap reactions to the afternoon games in this post. Live on BTN/BTN2Go: Northwestern vs. Vanderbilt. Also live: Nebraska vs. UCLA. And at 10:30 p.m. ET, it’s Illinois vs. Arizona State. Michigan State 41, Central Michigan 7 1. Much was made of the inconsistent effort of Spartan receivers in the opening win over Boise State. Well, the

Indiana wins game; QB Roberson breaks leg

Indiana team officials told ESPN that QB Tre Roberson broke his leg on a running play in the second quarter of Saturday’s game against Massachusetts. Roberson had scored on runs of 50 and 39 yards before leaving the game, and Indiana spoiled Massachusetts’ first home game as a Football Bowl Subdivision member with a 45-6 win on Saturday. Playing at the stadium of the three-time Super Bowl champion New England Patriots, the Minutemen were no match for one of the Big Ten’s weaker teams. The Hoosiers led 21-6 midway through the first quarter and already had totaled 223 yards. [

3rd Quarter Recap: Indiana 38, Massachusetts 6

There were more punts than points in the third quarter and the margin is still 32, as Indiana leads 38-6. With neither team able to move the ball, there were four punts in the quarter. The Hoosiers sniffed out Massachusetts’ rushing attack in the quarter, holding the Minutemen to 13 rush yards. Indiana will start the fourth quarter with possession at Massachusetts’ 35-yard line. [ PREVIEW | RECAPS BY QUARTER | BOX | PBP | CONNECT ] EDITOR’S NOTE In partnership with Narrative Science, posts recaps after every quarter of every Big Ten football game. Use the links above

2nd Quarter Recap: Indiana's Tre Roberson Injured

Indiana quarterback Tre Roberson injured his leg on a running play with 12:55 to go in the second quarter. The sophomore quarterback was put on a stretcher and taken off the field in an ambulance. Roberson was replaced by backup quarterback Cameron Coffman. Roberson left the game with 105 rushing yards and 98 passing yards.. In the second quarter, Indiana’s offense looked sharp and scored  17 points. The Hoosiers now lead 38-6. Indiana threw for 109 yards and ran for 80 yards in the quarter. The Hoosiers added to their advantage when Mitch Ewald kicked a 19-yard field goal, polishing

1st Quarter Recap: Indiana 21, UMass 6

Tre Roberson threw for 85 yards and one touchdown and ran for 89 yards and two touchdowns for Indiana and the Hoosiers lead 21-6 at the end of the first quarter. Indiana threw for 85 yards and ran for 157 yards in the first quarter. The Hoosiers got on the scoreboard first, rattling off a one-play, 50-yard drive that ended in a score when Roberson took a quarterback draw all the way for a 50-yard touchdown run. Massachusetts capped off a 75-yard drive when Mike Wegzyn scrambled for a 16-yard touchdown run to make the score 7-6. The Minutemen’s drive

Week 2 Previews: Big challenges for Big Ten teams

Every week, I rank Saturday’s games based on how the teams match up. Where does your game fall on my list? Come find out in my Week 2 Previews. In case you you missed anything earlier this week, here are my weekly bowl projections, reader mailbag, and my predictions. Oh, and here’s an early stab at a Heisman Trophy tracker. Remember that on Saturdays editors provide Rapid Recaps with quarterly updates for every Big Ten game. At the end of each game I post my Saturday Snap Reactions with analysis on all 12 games. Bookmark any game now and

Revsine's Numbers: Week 2 figures to be intriguing

While there’s always a certain excitement surrounding opening weekend, last week’s slate in the Big Ten left quite a bit to be desired. Outside of Michigan’s match-up with Alabama and Michigan State’s battle with Boise State, very few of the games elicited much in the way of excitement. That is far from the case in Week 2, where I’d venture to say as many as eight or nine games carry a fairly significant level of intrigue. From where I sit, the Purdue-Notre Dame battle is the most interesting one on the slate. As we’ve attended Purdue practices over the last

Week 2: We predict all 12 Big Ten games’s Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) and Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) love to talk football, and that includes prognostications. Every week, the duo gives their predictions for each Big Ten football game, plus includes a poll for fans to vote for their winners. After one week, Tom, Brent and Big Ten fans are tied at 11-1. See our predictions for all 12 games and choose your winners in this post. SEASON RECORDS Brent: 11-1; .917 fans: 11-1; .917 Tom: 11-1; .917 Illinois at Arizona State – 10:30 p.m. ET, ESPN Tom’s pick: Arizona State, 27-21 – Even if Nathan Scheelhaase can go,

Dienhart: 12 Big Ten Questions for Week 2

Week 2 is here, and questions loom for each team following the opening weekend. Can Indiana score more? Will Rex Burkhead play? Those are just a few of the pressing questions I have for each school as we head toward Saturday. 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 QB Nathan Scheelhaase play? He left last week’s win over Western Michigan with an apparent ankle injury. It’s the Illinois staff policy to not comment on injuries, so no one knows if