Minnesota ran for 100 yards in the quarter, and the Golden Gophers lead 16-7 at the end of the first quarter. Minnesota stuffed Mike MacArthur in the endzone for a safety to make the score 2-0. The Golden Gophers expanded their lead to 9-0 thanks to a one-play, 27-yard drive that ended when MarQueis Gray found Isaac Fruechte open for a 27-yard touchdown pass.
No. 14 Ohio State gained 95 yards on the ground in the first, and the Buckeyes lead 7-3 at the end of the first quarter. Ohio State’s defense held tough in the quarter, holding UCF to 39 total yards of offense. The Buckeyes took the game’s first lead after Braxton Miller took a quarterback draw all the way for a 37-yard touchdown run on the last play of a seven-play, 71-yard drive.
By now you may know that “Journey: Big Ten Football 2012″ is coming this fall. And for the first time, BTN’s Emmy-nominated chronicles the Big Ten football season with behind the scenes access and feature stories surrounding moments and events taking place on and off the field. It will air Wednesday at 7:30 p.m. ET and debuts Oct. 3. But as that first show draws closer, the team that puts the show together has been releasing some stirring short videos, including the one in this post. It’s the Penn State football team on their way to their game last week. Click to see more of the latest videos and come back in the coming weeks for more just like them.
On Friday’s night’s “Football Report” BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart touched on a number of intriguing questions to be answered Saturday. Watch the video in this post. Can Indiana’s offense score more? Will Denard Robinson be Denard Robinson? Is Iowa’s passing game going to improve? Our writer looks at those questions and others in his 12 Questions for Week 2.
#BTNLive is a new live one-hour radio show that started this week and it also airs as a TV simulcast twice a week on BTN. Featuring a variety of guests, our panel discusses the Big Ten topics of the day, and the first week of the show was a busy one. Tonight at 7 p.m. ET, Rick Pizzo and Gerry DiNardo are joined by guest Penn State great Ki-Jana Carter with reports from Chris Martin at Iowa-Iowa State and Rob Blackman at Purdue-Notre Dame.
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