On a day when the Big Ten learned of the passing of Purdue icon Joe Tiller, the conference saw Penn State continue to dominate, Michigan State and Wisconsin make statements and Maryland show it has life even with a third-team QB.
The Spartans needed this. And Michigan State players will lay their heads on their pillows tonight knowing things may be OK this season coming off what can best be described as a workmanlike 17-10 victory over Iowa in East Lansing.
Will the Badgers go unbeaten? The schedule is favorable, and they've shown the potential to run the table so far, writes Tom Dienhart.
There's little debate that Saquon Barkley leads the pack in Big Ten backfields. But who is the second best RB in the conference? The BTN.com team debates.
The non-conference season is over. Well, there is one more non-league game, as Charleston Southern plays at Indiana in October. Still, essentially, non-conference season is finished for Big Ten squads, and here's Tom Dienhart's best of the non-con season.
Trace McSorley's touchdown pass to Juwan Johnson as time expired capped a thrilling 21-19 victory for No. 4 Penn State at Iowa. The Nittany Lions were led by 358 all-purpose yards from Saquon Barkley.
Michigan’s defense sent a loud message on Saturday at Purdue. The unit, rebuilt with 10 new starters, smothered the Boilermakers in a dominating 28-10 victory.
In the latest edition of Dot Commentary, Tom Dienhart and Alex Roux of BTN.com discuss which team is more likely to pull an upset at home this weekend between Purdue and Iowa.
Michigan State's win over Notre Dame one year ago seemed significant at the time, but it was one of few positives for the Spartans in 2016. As the rematch looms, Tom Dienhart reflects on a tumultuous year.
This feels like 1997, all over again. It was Joe Tiller’s first in West Lafayette, and he immediately flipped the losing script. Jeff Brohm is on track to do the same thing. Today’s dominating 35-3 win at Missouri served further notice that Purdue no longer is the Big Ten patsy.