Around The Big Ten - October 8th

October 8, 2023

(Cover photo courtesy Northwestern Athletics)

Think 4th ranked Ohio State is vulnerable or maybe not up to the task this year?  Maryland stood on the sidelines in the 2nd half thinking they might get their first ever win over the Buckeyes, and then it all came unraveled as Ohio State scored 27 unanswered points on their way to a 37-17 decision.

https://www.10tv.com/article/sports/football/ohio-state-football/ohio-state-maryland-updates/530-18bbb323-a7b6-40d4-a380-ca94223b4752

 

Meanwhile, #2 Michigan was dominant yet again, disposing of Minnesota 52-10.  The Wolverines have scored at least 30 points in every game this season while allowing a total of 40 points by their opponents.

https://www.mlive.com/wolverines/2023/10/total-dominance-michigan-flexes-its-muscle-in-blowout-win-over-minnesota.html

 

New quarterback?  No problem for Iowa.  Deacon Hill threw for 110 yards in his first start and Kaleb Johnson returned from an ankle injury to rush for 134 yards and a score as the Hawkeyes smacked Purdue 20-14.

https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/gametracker/recap/NCAAF_20231007_PURDUE@IOWA/

 

Wisconsin remains unbeaten in Big Ten play and perhaps the new frontrunner in the West after their win over Rutgers.

https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/gametracker/recap/NCAAF_20231007_RUT@WISC/

 

It wasn't pretty, but Northwestern got past Howard in its homecoming game, 23-20.  Brendan Sullivan with three touchdown passes in his frst start as Northwestern now has three wins this season to equal their victory total from 2021 and 2022 combined.

https://www.cbssports.com/college-football/gametracker/recap/NCAAF_20231007_HOW@NWEST/

 

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