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Snap Reactions: Signs of life in 4 wins

Earlier,’s Tom Dienhart analyzed the first round of games. Now he tells us what he saw during the four afternoon Big Ten victories. Find every video highlight we got right over here. The afternoon wins: Iowa 27, Northern Iowa 16, Michigan 63, UMass 13, Northwestern 22, Boston College 13, Penn State 34, Navy 7. Northwestern 22, Boston College 13 1. The Wildcats defense may be legit. Last week against Vanderbilt, the Wildcats allowed 318 yards. And only 101 of those came on the ground. This week vs. Boston College, NU allowed 316 yards with only 25 coming on the

Michigan racks up the offense in win

Denard Robinson put up 397 yards of total offense and accounted for four touchdowns in No. 17 Michigan’s 63-16 rout of Massachusetts on Saturday. Robinson, who came out of the game with Michigan (2-1) leading 56-13 late in the third quarter, rushed for 106 yards and a touchdown and completed 16 of 24 passes for 291 yards and three scores. Read the full AP recap. FOURTH QUARTER: Denard Robinson threw for 291 yards and three touchdowns and rushed for 106 yards and one touchdown, leading No. 18 Michigan to a 63-13 victory over Massachusetts on Saturday at Michigan Stadium. The

3rd Quarter Recap: Michigan 56, UMass 13

Michigan now leads 56-13. The Wolverines rushed for 82 yards in the quarter. The last 21 points have been scored by the Wolverines. Michigan opened up the lead, 49-13, after Denard Robinson tossed an 18-yard touchdown to Roy Roundtree to end a five-play, 41-yard drive. The Wolverines’ punt return set Michigan up to start the drive. The Wolverines opened up the lead, 56-13, after marching down the field for a 10-play, 72-yard drive that ended when Vincent Smith turned a handoff into a nine-yard touchdown. Massachusetts has the ball at Michigan’s 43-yard line to begin the fourth quarter. [ ALL

2nd Quarter Recap: Michigan 42, UMass 13

Michigan scored 28 second-quarter points and holds  a commanding 42-13 lead. Massachusetts closed the gap to 14-3 when Brendon Levengood kicked a 25-yard field goal to cap a 66-yard drive. The Minutemen’s drive stalled at the Wolverines’ two-yard line and Massachusetts settled for a field goal. Michigan expanded its lead to 21-3 thanks to a two-play, 71-yard drive that ended when Vincent Smith pounded in a five-yard touchdown run. The Wolverines’ drive was keyed by Denard Robinson’s 66-yard pass to Drew Dileo. The Minutemen made the score 21-10 when Christian Birt intercepted Robinson’s pass and returned it for a touchdown.

1st Quarter Recap: Michigan 14, UMass 0

No. 18 Michigan’s aerial assault is on point as the Wolverines lead 14-0 at the end of the first quarter thanks to 81 passing yards in the quarter. Michigan scored when Denard Robinson tossed a 26-yard touchdown to Devin Funchess to polish off a five-play, 65-yard drive, giving the Wolverines the game’s first lead. Michigan opened up the lead, 14-0, after Fitzgerald Toussaint ran 11 yards to pay dirt to end a seven-play, 45-yard drive. The Wolverines began the drive with good field position after Michigan returned a punt. Massachusetts is knocking on the door to begin the second quarter,

Fans see & tweet #GoBlue skies over Ann Arbor

Did you check out our BTN Connect page today? If you did, you would have seen a nice collection of photos tweeted out by Michigan fans. It appears a skywriter wrote the Twitter hashtag “#GoBlue” in the air above Ann Arbor on Friday. See a few tweets with the pictures in this post, and see even more photos over on BTN Connect. We track lots of stuff just like this all week and on game days, too. #GOBLUE in the sky! I love my school! — farah (@farahtweets_) September 14, 2012 #AnnArbor #Michigan #GoBlue spirit in the sky RT

Live pregame video from Michigan's Big House

Big Ten Field Pass on BTN2Go kicked off last week from Ohio State in Week 1 and Iowa in Week 2. Now for Week 3 we roll it out from Michigan. What exactly is the Field Pass? One hour before a selected BTN Big Ten football game this season, we turn on a BTN camera at the home team’s football stadium for a live video feed to show you how a home crowd and stadium gets ready for a game. This week, we open up the Field Pass at Michigan’s Big House. Kickoff is 3:30 p.m. ET on BTN/BTN2Go so the

Week 3 Previews: Spartans-Irish headline slate

Every week, I rank the Big Ten’s slate of games. Where does your team’s Week 3 game fall on my list? Find out in this post. Remember, on gameday, editors provide Rapid Recaps with quarterly updates from every game. And at the end of each game, I post my Saturday Snap Reactions. Bookmark your game now and come back to track it: Illinois vs. Charleston Southern; Indiana vs. Ball State; Iowa vs. Northern Iowa; Michigan vs. Massachusetts; Michigan State vs. Notre Dame; Minnesota vs. Western Michigan; Nebraska vs. Arkansas State; Northwestern vs. Boston College; Ohio State vs. California; Penn

Revsine's Numbers: Stats weren't too pretty

Wow. Last week didn’t go so well. It was a not a pretty scene, as we sat, mouths agape, in the BTN green room and watched the Big Ten Conference suffer through a difficult Saturday. And that wasn’t just because Gerry DiNardo was drooling. Sorry, too easy. Not true. Though he did pull out his ubiquitous hankie a few times. Anyway, I know that when we launched back in 2007 there was a fear that we might be the TV equivalent of Pravda circulating only the positive spin on the news out of the Kremlin. I hope we’ve shown over

Dienhart: 12 Big Ten questions for Week 3

Another Saturday looms. And, I still have questions. For example, can the Iowa offense finally get started? Here are my most pressing queries for each Big Ten team entering Week 3. 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 Can the Fighting Illini win if Nathan Scheelhaase isn’t playing quarterback? The attack struggled in a loss at Arizona State with Reilly O’Toole and Miles Osei under center with Scheelhaase out with an ankle injury. O’Toole hit 10-of-14 passes for 54 yards with