Big Ten lunchtime links
October, 7, 2013
By Chantel Jennings | ESPN.com
Shonda and Vonda make every Monday better -- that's the Chicken Man Guarantee.
- Ohio State running back Carlos Hyde had to fight back tears following OSU's emotional win over Northwestern as he discussed his suspension.
- Urban Meyer was close to putting Kenny Guiton in the OSU-NU game, and it wasn't because Braxton Miller was hurt. What you should think after that, from Ari Wasserman.
- CBS Sports' Dennis Dodd says Minnesota coach Jerry Kill deserves our sympathy, not our judgment.
- After a win over the Gophers, Detroit Free Press columnist Mitch Albom saysthe Wolverines are great at being mediocre.
- Michigan State faces Indiana this weekend, a team that tore apart the Spartans' nationally ranked defense last season with 282 passing yards.
- Pat Fitzgerald was upbeat despite Northwestern's loss, and his players follow his lead (plus other notes from the OSU-NU game).
- Penn State has an 18-year-old quarterback. He's learning, but the wait is going to be worth it for Christian Hackenberg, writes Bob Flounders.
- There's a lot to like about Nebraska back up QB Tommy Armstrong, and offensive coordinator Tim Beck designed a game plan in the Cornhuskers win Saturday that showed off Armstrong's skills.
- Iowa's bye week comes at an important time as several key players were banged up in the Hawkeyes' loss to Michigan State.
- The Badgers are 3-2 and have had some impressive performances, but here are five Wisconsin statistics that you might find startling.
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BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
Final Washington State 45 Colorado State 48 Final 20 Fresno State 20 25 USC 45 Final Buffalo 24 San Diego State 49 Final Tulane 21 Louisiana-Lafayette 24
Final Pittsburgh 30 Bowling Green 27 Final Utah State 21 23 Northern Illinois 14
Final Marshall 31 Maryland 20 Final Syracuse 21 Minnesota 17 Final Brigham Young 16 Washington 31
Final Rutgers 16 Notre Dame 29 Final Cincinnati 17 North Carolina 39 Final Miami (FL) 9 18 Louisville 36 Final Michigan 14 Kansas State 31
Final Middle Tennessee 6 Navy 24 Final Ole Miss 25 Georgia Tech 17 Final 10 Oregon 30 Texas 7 Final 14 Arizona State 23 Texas Tech 37
Final Arizona 42 Boston College 19 Final Virginia Tech 12 17 UCLA 42 Final Rice 7 Mississippi State 44 Final 24 Duke 48 21 Texas A&M 52
Final Nebraska 24 22 Georgia 19 Final UNLV 14 North Texas 36 Final Iowa 14 16 LSU 21 Final 19 Wisconsin 24 9 South Carolina 34 Final 5 Stanford 20 4 Michigan State 24 Final 15 UCF 52 6 Baylor 42
Final 13 Oklahoma State 31 8 Missouri 41 Final 12 Clemson 40 7 Ohio State 35