BTN Originals premiered Tiebreaker, the network’s first feature-length documentary, Saturday night. The 60-minute show painted an indelible portrait of college football’s most storied rivalry and examined the aftermath of the 1973 Ohio State-Michigan game that ended in a 10-10 tie. With both teams tied atop the standings, Big Ten Athletic Directors voted to send Ohio State to the Rose Bowl. Michigan’s Bo Schembechler called the decision “the lowest day of my athletic career.”
Carlos Hyde had a day for the ages in Ohio State’s 60-35 victory Saturday at Illinois. The senior running back ran for 246 yards and scored five total touchdowns, both career highs. Hyde started his scoring frenzy with an 18-yard reception in the first quarter and went on to add four rushing scores, including a pair on back-to-back possessions late in the fourth quarter. Relive Hyde’s giant day in this post.
Tom Crean and Indiana honored referee Ed Hightower in the closing moments of the team’s convincing 105-59 win over Samford on Friday night. Hightower, the longtime and high-profile Big Ten ref, was officiating his final game at Assembly Hall. Watch Crean and the Hoosiers honor Hightower in this post.
Due to the possibility of inclement weather, the championship game of the Big Ten Men’s Soccer Tournament in Columbus, Ohio, has been moved to 11 a.m. ET on Sunday. BTN will stream the game live on BTN2Go, and will air the match via tape delay at approximately 2 p.m. ET.
Former Michigan quarterback Dennis Franklin joined the BTN booth during Saturday’s Michigan-Northwestern game to talk about the memorable 1973 Michigan-Ohio State game, to be featured at 7 p.m. ET in a BTN Originals documentary Tiebreaker. If you don’t recall the game, it finished in a 10-10 tie, and with both teams tied atop the Big Ten standings, the conference’s athletic directors held a vote to decide the Big Ten’s Rose Bowl representative. They picked Ohio State, and the rest is history.
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Michigan athletic director Dave Brandon knows all about the memorable 1973 Michigan-Ohio State game that ended in a 10-10 tie and resulted in Ohio State representing the Big Ten in the Rose Bowl following a vote among the conference’s athletic directors. Brandon was on Bo Schembechler’s team, and he talked about the emotions of being denied the Rose Bowl berth in a sideline interview Saturday night.