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Snap Reactions: Lots of work left to be done’s Tom Dienhart is watching all the games today. Here are his Snap Reactions from the first three early games. Dienhart says the Buckeyes have some work to do, the Hawkeyes have to straighten up, and the Badgers may have found some answers. Ohio State 29, UAB 15 1. The Buckeyes needs some work on the special teams. UAB blocked an Ohio State punt and scored a touchdown. And the Blazers opened the second half by executing a successful onside kick. 2. As if we didn’t already know it, Braxton Miller continues to show us that he is the top

Wisconsin loses Montee Ball, takes down UTEP

James White rushed for a pair of touchdowns Saturday, helping Wisconsin overcome the early loss of Montee Ball in a 37-26 victory over UTEP. Ball suffered a head injury on a 1-yard scoring run at the start of the second quarter, and was on the sidelines in street clothes for the second half. It was a tough day all around for the Heisman Trophy finalist, who had the first fumble of his career on Wisconsin’s opening drive. [AP: Montee Ball out of game with head injury] Despite the victory, this was another shaky outing for the Badgers (3-1). The Miners

3rd Quarter Recap: Wisconsin 23, UTEP 16

Xay Williams led UTEP in the quarter. He ran for 22 yards and one touchdown, and the Miners have closed the gap to 23-16. Wisconsin’s James White ran for 25 yards in the quarter. The Badgers have given up the last 10 points. [AP: Montee Ball out of game with head injury] UTEP made the score 23-16 after Williams pounded in an eight-yard touchdown run to finish off a 75-yard drive. Wisconsin is in a prime position for points on the Miners’ 17-yard line to open the fourth quarter. [ PREVIEW | BY QUARTER | BOX | PBP | CONNECT

2nd Quarter Recap: Wisconsin 23, UTEP 9

Wisconsin’s front seven stepped up in the second quarter, allowing UTEP to gain just 24 rushing yards, and the Badgers have taken the lead 23-9. Wisconsin’s defense shut down the Miners’ aerial attack in the quarter, holding UTEP to 25 passing yards. Montee Ball’s one-yard touchdown run finished off a seven-play, 67-yard drive and gave the Badgers the lead, 9-6. Melvin Gordon’s 20-yard run took Wisconsin from the 33 and across midfield to ignite the drive. The ground game accounted for every yard during that series. [AP: Montee Ball out of game with head injury] The Badgers added to their

Montee Ball out of game with head injury

Heisman Trophy finalist Montee Ball has left Wisconsin’s game against UTEP with a head injury. Ball appeared to be injured on a 1-yard scoring run at the start of the second quarter Saturday. He looked shaken as he got up, and the Wisconsin medical staff was quick to take him on the sidelines and examine him. A doctor or trainer rubbed Ball’s neck at one point, and someone grabbed his helmet as soon as he stood up. An announcement was made that Ball had a head injury and would not be returning. Ball finishes the day with nine carries for

1st Quarter Recap: UTEP 6, Wisconsin 2

Michael Edwards led UTEP in the quarter. He caught a 39-yard touchdown pass, and the Miners lead 6-2 at the end of the first quarter. UTEP took the game’s first lead after Nick Lamaison and Edwards combined for a 39-yard touchdown on the last play of a one-play, 54-yard drive. The Miners tacked on two points instead of one when. No. 24 Wisconsin is knocking on the door to begin the second quarter, with the ball at UTEP’s two-yard line. [ PREVIEW | BY QUARTER | BOX | PBP | CONNECT | WEATHER ] Now let’s look at what Dienhart says

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