Lessons learned from Penn State's 24-10 loss against Minnesota: 1. Complementary football is not a strength of Penn State. The Nittany Lions' offense moved the ball relatively well in the first half, as it scored on two of four drives, while the defense couldn't stop anything in the first half and allowed scores on four straight drives.
about 25 days ago | Josh Moyer | Penn State Nittany Lions
Five lessons from the week that was in Big Ten football: 1. The Legends Division is officially a three-team race: If you thought Michigan State was going to cruise into the Big Ten championship game, think again.
about 25 days ago | Adam Rittenberg and Brian Bennett | Penn State Nittany Lions
While Penn State is trying to finish the season strong, Minnesota is seeking its fourth consecutive Big Ten win for the first time since 1973. The Governor's Victory Bell is on the line, and here are five things to keep an eye on: 1.
about 26 days ago | Josh Moyer | Penn State Nittany Lions
Storylines to watch this week in the Big Ten: 1. Legends eliminator: Michigan State has the lead and its feet up on the couch during its bye week. It can simply relax and watch as Michigan and Nebraska fight to stay alive in the division race, with the loser effectively out of the picture after just two weeks in November.
about 28 days ago | Austin Ward | Penn State Nittany Lions
We had our first, full six-game conference day on Saturday, and half of those games came down to the absolute wire. If you're not at the top end of the Big Ten (hello, Ohio State, Wisconsin and Michigan State) or the bottom (sorry, Purdue), chances are you're going to find yourself in a very tight game in November.
about 31 days ago | Brian Bennett | Ohio State Buckeyes
We have true separation in the Big Ten, and not just with Ohio State at the No. 1 spot. Although the Buckeyes remain the league's kingpin, both Wisconsin and Michigan State also belong in the Big Ten's upper crust.
about 31 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | Ohio State Buckeyes
Lessons learned from a (finally) full day of conference action: 1. Mark Dantonio's Spartans own the state: The buzz around the Big Ten during the offseason was that Ohio State and Michigan soon would separate themselves, creating a Big 2-Little 10 dynamic in the conference.
about 32 days ago | Brian Bennett and Adam Rittenberg | Ohio State Buckeyes
Recognizing the best and the brightest around the Big Ten in Week 10: Michigan State LBs Ed Davis and Denicos Allen, and DE Shilique Calhoun: We could have given a sticker to the entire Spartans defense after its 29-6 dismantling of Michigan.
about 32 days ago | Adam Rittenberg and Brian Bennett | Ohio State Buckeyes
Trick or treat, everyone. Ready for the scariest set of Big Ten predictions you've ever seen? What's truly scary is the fact that this marks the first week since Week 3 that all 12 league squads are playing.
about 35 days ago | Adam Rittenberg | Ohio State Buckeyes