Before we turn our complete attention to Week 6, we need to review how BTN.com fans, Tom Dienhart and yours truly did with our Week 5 predictions. BTN.com fans went 5-1 and Tom and I went 4-2, meaning the fans have moved into sole possession of first place in the season standings. After five weeks, BTN.com fans are 41-11, one game ahead of Tom. I’m bringing up the rear, at 39-13.
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Iowa coach Tracey Griesbaum collected her 150th career win at Iowa on Sunday, as the No. 11 Hawkeyes downed No. 18 Ohio State (8-4, 1-1 Big Ten), 2-1, at Grant Field. Griesbaum became the third head coach in program history to win 150 games, joining Beth Beglin (199) and Judith Davidson (185). Read the full recap at HawkeyeSports.com. Watch our interview with Griesbaum now and get all of Sunday’s Olympic video in this post.
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Every Saturday night during the college football season, BTN.com web editor Brent Yarina hands out his weekly Big Ten game balls. The series is called “U.S. Marines Corps: Leaders of the Week,” and it’s designed to spotlight the Big Ten’s top individual performances. Who took home the honors from Week 5? Find out in this post.
As he does every Saturday during the college football season, BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart offers his Snap Reactions to every Big Ten game. Read his thoughts from today’s early games and find out what he saw from Nebraska’s comeback win over Wisconsin in this post.
Taylor Martinez guided four straight scoring drives against a tiring Wisconsin defense in the second half to lead No. 22 Nebraska’s comeback from a 17-point deficit to defeat the Badgers 30-27 on Saturday night. Martinez scored on a 38-yard run, threw a 10-yard TD pass to Kyler Reed and set up Brett Maher for the tying and go-ahead field goals. Maher’s 41-yarder with 9:41 left gave the Huskers (3-1, 1-0) their first lead in the Big Ten opener.
Nebraska’s Taylor Martinez threw for 82 yards and one touchdown and ran for 44 yards and one touchdown in the quarter, and the two teams are tied 27-27 at the end of the third. The Cornhuskers have scored 17 straight points.