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Dienhart: Snap reactions to afternoon games’s Tom Dienhart is offering his thoughts and analysis from every Big Ten game today. In this post, you can find his Snap Reactions from the Big Ten’s four afternoon games. Here are his Snap Reactions to the three early games. See what Dienhart has to say about Michigan State, Nebraska, Northwestern and Penn State’s victory here. Northwestern 38, South Dakota 7 1. The Wildcats maintained their hot start by smashing an overmatched South Dakota team from the FCS ranks. Offense, defense, special teams … it all worked for Northwestern. The Wildcats had 408 yard and allowed only 240. Take

Northwestern handles South Dakota, 38-7

Venric Mark ran for 117 yards and three touchdowns to lead Northwestern to an easy 38-7 victory over South Dakota on Saturday afternoon. This one figured to be a breather for the Wildcats (4-0), and that’s exactly what it was. They barely broke a sweat against a FCS opponent after tight victories over Syracuse, Vanderbilt and Boston College, building a 28-0 halftime lead with Mark going off for 97 yards and doing all his scoring. The only real scare for Northwestern came when Kain Colter took a hard hit from South Dakota’s Chris Frierson at the end of a 10-yard

3rd Quarter Recap: Northwestern 35, S. Dakota 7

Northwestern racked up 84 rushing yards in the third, and the margin is still 28, as the Wildcats lead 35-7. Northwestern made its lead 35-0 when Treyvon Green pounded in a 33-yard touchdown run on the last play of a six-play, 71-yard drive. The Wildcats kept the ball on the ground during the drive, throwing only one pass. A 56-yard drive that ended when Josh Vander Maten scrambled for a four-yard touchdown run helped South Dakota narrow the deficit to 35-7. Venric Mark clinched a 100-yard rushing game with 20 in the quarter, part of his 117-yard day through three

2nd Quarter Recap: Northwestern 28, S. Dakota 0

Northwestern gained 62 yards on the ground in the second, and the Wildcats now lead 28-0. Northwestern added to its advantage when Venric Mark pounded in a six-yard touchdown run, putting a bow on a six-play, 57-yard drive to give the Wildcats the lead, 21-0. Northwestern opened up the lead, 28-0, after Mark turned a handoff into a four-yard touchdown to end a four-play, 28-yard drive. A fumble recovery by the Wildcats set Northwestern up to start the drive. South Dakota will get the ball to start the second half. Use the links below to track all the action: [

1st Quarter Recap: Northwestern 14, S. Dakota 0

Thanks to a mean rushing attack, Northwestern leads 14-0 at the end of the first quarter. The Wildcats rushed for 82 yards in the quarter. The Wildcats got on the scoreboard first, rattling off a nine-play, 75-yard drive that ended in a score when Venric Mark pounded in a three-yard touchdown run. Northwestern’s drive was keyed by Mark’s 46-yard run. Pass plays were an afterthought for the Wildcats, as Northwestern threw just two passes during that march downfield. The Wildcats made their lead 14-0 when Tyris Jones turned a handoff into a five-yard touchdown on the last play of a

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

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