Down goes #1! Wisconsin used an opening kickoff return and a 100 yard game from John Clay to pull off the upset vs Ohio State. The Badgers controlled and frustrated the Buckeyes and moved to 6-1 on the season. Up next, the 5-1 Iowa Hawkeyes in Kinnick Stadium. Iowa had to put up 38 points in the Big House to keep a feisty Tate Forcier bunch of Wolverines down. Then there is the unbeaten Michigan State Spartans, now 7-0. Illinois gave them a tussle to start it out but couldn’t pull it out. And the Brewster era in Minneapolis ended after Purdue beat the Gophers. Also Indiana won a non-conference game vs Arkansas State.
Team of the Week – WISCONSIN – Yea you beat the #1 team in the Nation you’re going to be team of the week. An opening kickoff then on your next drive score a td to go up 14-0 was like a shot to the mouth of the Buckeyes and they just couldn’t get up from it. Madison was the college football spotlight and they rocked it. A loss would have pretty much put the Badgers out of the Big Ten Race, now it’s a 4 team race.
Helmet Sticker - Derrell Johnson-Koulianos aka DJK – DJK had only 4 catches and 70 yards but 4 of those were 3 touchdowns. The second one a pretty pass from Stanzi in the back of the corner of the endzone to give Iowa the lead. Then the 3rd a slant pattern that put DJK in the Iowa record books, passing Tim Dwight for the most yards in Iowa receiving history. Congrats to DJK, go Tweet now!
Game of the Week – Iowa 38 Michigan 28 – The Hawks and Wolverines put on a pretty good offensive show. Adam Robinson, Ricky Stanzi and DJK for the Hawks. Tate Forcie and Denard Robinson for the Wolverines. The game wasn’t sealed till a late 4th quarter field goal by Mike Myer and then an interception by the Hawks also.
Highlight of the Week – Wisconsin opening kickoff
Picks – Went 4-1 on the week in my picks. 3-1 in conference and still -2 on the Jimmy John’s Challenge. Up this week, the start of the Big Ten Championship coming through Iowa City. Wisconsin travels to Kinnick to take on the Hawks in the Battle for the Bull!