Iowa crushed the goals of Ohio State. And, within the course of, dealt a giant blow to the Big Ten’s playoff hopes in what was a wild day. Here’s the Best of Week 10.
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Biggest shock: Iowa. Who noticed Iowa crushing Ohio State, 55-24? No one. This was a laugher after halftime, because the Hawkeyes led 31-17 on the break and outscored the Buckeyes, 24-7, within the second half. The loss killed the Buckeyes’ playoff hopes. And it was Urban Meyer’s worst defeat ever as a coach.
Biggest disappointment: Ohio State. As talked about above, the 31-point defeat ends the Buckeyes’ College Football Playoff goals and marks the more serious lack of Urban Meyer’s profession. Nothing went proper, and it began on the primary play from scrimmage, when Amani Hooker picked off a J.T. Barrett go and returned it for a landing. The Hawkeyes by no means regarded again.
Play this once more: Northwestern 31, Nebraska 24 – OT. The Wildcats scored the tying landing with 5:32 left within the fourth quarter. In OT, Northwestern selected to go for the landing reasonably than kick a area objective, and scored on fourth down. Then, the Cardiac Cats stopped the Huskers to get their third win in 4 tries in Lincoln and their third OT win in as many weeks.
Never play this once more: Michigan 33, Minnesota 10. “Non-competitive.” That’s in all probability one of the best ways to explain Michigan’s straightforward win vs. Minnesota to badert the Little Brown Jug. The Gophers simply by no means actually had an opportunity.
Best play: Iowa CB Joshua Jackson made a spectacular one-handed choose of J.T. Barrett, one among three interceptions for Jackson. It was paying homage to B.J. Lowery’s 2013 choose at Iowa State.
Best tweet: Mark Dantonio and the Spartans thrive on the disrespect card, and Michigan State QB Brian Lewerke had a query for followers after engineering a victory over No. 7 Penn State.
Did you see this? Purdue QB David Blough acquired knocked from the sport on vicious hit within the fourth quarter vs. Illinois. As he was being carted off with an obvious leg damage, Blough pumped his fist to followers as if to blow a whistle.
Did you see this, Part II? James Franklin needs his staff to win and lose with clbad. After the Nittany Lions’ second crushing street loss in as many weeks, Franklin sprinter after one among his gamers strolling off the sector to have him shake arms.
WEEK 10 GRADES
Michigan State: B+
Ohio State: F
Penn State: C-
WEEK 10 SUPERLATIVES
Co-Offensive Player of the Week: Michigan State QB Brian Lewerke hit 33-of-56 pbades for 400 yards with two TDs and a choose in a 27-24 win vs. No. 7 Penn State. Iowa QB Nate Stanley accomplished 20-of-31 for 226 yards and 5 touchdowns to badist Iowa throttle No. 6 Ohio State.
Co-Defensive Player of the Week: Iowa CB Joshua Jackson made three picks and had three tackles in serving to the Hawkeyes bad Ohio State. Michigan LB Khaleke Hudson exploded for 13 tackles, together with 6.5 tackles for loss, two sacks and a compelled fumble in a win vs. Minnesota. Also have to say Northwestern’s Kyle Queiro, who had six tackles and two interceptions within the Wildcats’ time beyond regulation win at Nebraska.
Special Teams Player of the Week: Michigan State Ok Matt Coghlin hit a 34-yard area objective as time expired to raise the Spartans to a 27-24 win vs. Penn State. The redshirt freshman additionally hit a 32-yarder within the fourth quarter.
Iowa. How about these Hawkeyes?! Iowa shocked No. 6 Ohio State, 55-24. The Hawkeye offense got here to life, as Iowa out gained the Buckeyes, 487-371. Now, Iowa will attempt to stun unbeaten Wisconsin subsequent week in Madison.
Northwestern. The Wildcats gained at Nebraska, 31-24 in OT, to turn into the primary Football Bowl Subdivision program in historical past to win three consecutive time beyond regulation video games. They beat Iowa 17-10 two weeks in the past and Michigan State 39-31 in triple time beyond regulation final week. They additionally clinched bowl eligibility for a 3rd straight yr.
Michigan State. Grab a spot on this bandwagon now. The Spartans are legit, dispatching No. 7 Penn State after enduring a climate delay of over three hours. Win subsequent week at Ohio State, and MSU will probably be accountable for the East division.
Rutgers. The Scarlet Knights are Three-Three within the Big Ten, winners of three of their final 4, and are searching for their first bowl since 2014.
Ohio State. The Buckeyes went from the jubilation of a 39-38 win vs. Penn State final week to the melancholy of a 55-24 loss at Iowa that killed their playoff goals and J.T. Barrett’s Heisman hopes.
Penn State. That is 2 powerful losses in a row by a mixed 4 factors for the Nittany Lions. Playoff goals? Gone. Big Ten title hopes? Vanished.
Maryland. The Terps have misplaced 4 of 5 and even needed to play their fourth-string QB at the moment. It’s been that sort of yr.
Minnesota. The struggles persist, because the Gophers had simply 164 yards in a 33-10 loss at Michigan, which had 371 yards speeding.
WEEK 10 NUMBERS
12, wins in a row over Big Ten groups for Wisconsin, extending a college report. UW has gained 10 in a row general, the second-longest streak within the nation.
10, consecutive dwelling video games that Michigan has restricted opponents to 14 factors or fewer, the longest lively streak within the nation.
Three, Big Ten quarterbacks to rack up back-to-back 400-yard pbading video games within the final 20 years, after Brian Lewerke’s huge day. The others? Drew Brees (1998) and C.J. Bacher (2007).
1994, the final time Ohio State allowed 50-plus factors, in a loss to Penn State, earlier than Iowa put up a 55-spot Saturday.
1, Number of FBS groups to win three time beyond regulation video games in as many weeks, following Northwestern’s time beyond regulation win at Nebraska.
17, streak of consecutive November losses, the nation’s longest such skid, Purdue snapped with its win vs. Illinois.
four, TD catches for Iowa tight ends, T.J. Hockenson (2) & Noah Fant (2).
218, yards speeding Wisconsin RB Jonathan Taylor is averaging in video games after being held underneath 100 yards (Three instances).
50, Trace McSorley’s profession landing pbades, which broke Christian Hackenberg’s all-time program report (48).
15, video games in a row Penn State’s Saquon Barkley had scored a TD. That ended Saturday, as he had simply 63 yards speeding on 14 totes.
55, factors allowed by Ohio State, most allowed underneath Urban Meyer.
Zero-5, Indiana’s report vs. Top 25 groups this season.
5, sacks for Purdue vs. Illinois. The Boilermakers additionally had 9 TFLs.
four, interceptions for Ohio State’s J.T. Barrett, a career-high.
371, yards speeding for Michigan vs. Minnesota, 200 of which got here by way of Karan Higdon.
132, complete yards for Rutgers RB Gus Edwards, together with the go-ahead and game-winning 23-yard TD catch.
181, receiving yards for Michigan State’s Felton Davis on 12 catches with a TD.
154, yards speeding for Northwestern’s Justin Jackson on 31 carries with a TD.
5, TD pbades for Iowa’s Nate Stanley, who hit 20-of-31 pbades for 226 yards.
Tom Dienhart, BTN.com Senior Writer
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