One week is in the books. There was good, and there was bad. Good: Northwestern went to Cal and rallied for a big comeback win. Bad: Purdue looked awful in a rout at Cincinnati. Here are my thoughts, ruminations, honors, grades and numbers from an exciting and eventful opening week around the Big Ten.
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Week 1 saw a healthy dose of highlight-reel plays throughout the Big Ten. And the fireworks came in all phases of the game – offense, defense and special teams. Watch our top 10 plays from the opening week of action that saw the Big Ten go 10-2, with the defeats coming vs. Northern Illinois and at Cincinnati.
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Every Saturday night during the Big Ten football season, BTN.com posts its “U.S. Marine Corps: Leaders of the Week.” The feature is designed to honor some of the top individual Big Ten performances. See our Week 1 honorees in this post.
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So, THAT’s why Christian Hackenberg came to Penn State as such a highly touted prospect. The Penn State true freshman, who was named the starting quarterback Friday, dazzled college football fans with this absolute laser on a 54-yard touchdown pass to Geno Lewis in Saturday’s win over Syracuse. Seriously, watch the arm, watch the accuracy, and check out the Twitter reaction to the bomb in this post.
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Here’s something you don’t see every day: A Michigan football fan, decked out in a full dress suit, straps on a U-M jetpack and takes off into the air and right out of the Big House. What better way to entertain 100,00-plus people during a halftime show, right? No, there’s no word on where this spirited Wolverine fan finally landed.
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