First off, thoughts go out to Minnesota and Head Coach Jerry Kill who had a seizure on the sideline with 20 seconds left in the game. Hope he gets well and back soon! Also thoughts go to former Iowa DB Brett Greenwood who collapsed at a workout at his highschool Friday. Hope they get back and going soon!
Team of the Week: Michigan State : The Spartans came in today as the #17 team in the nation, and will be top 15 after today. They will compete with Nebraska for the Legends Title. They hosted Florida Atlantic, yes it was just the Owls, but they rolled and did what they were supposed to from the get go! 44-0
Helmet Sticker: Last year he did it with huge offensive numbers, this year they weren't as big but just as dramatic. Denard Robinson led the Wolverines to 14 points in the last 1:40 of the game with huge throws. He ended with 338 yards 4 passing TDs and one rushing TD. The last coming with 2 seconds left. The dude is just amazing, and I don't know what else to see about him. The last 5 minutes of the game were great.
Game of the Week: Got a couple place you could go here in the Big Ten. Of course the thriller under the lights in Ann Arbor where the Irish and Wolverines went back and forth in the last 90 seconds for 21 points. That has to take the cake. But there are 2 other games that deserve mention.
Toledo almost became the first team from Ohio to beat the Buckeyes since 1909. They lit a scare in Ohio State most the game and drove down inside the redzone with a chance to score under a minute left but came up short.
Finally in Ames, Iowa and Iowa State scored TDs in the final 5 minutes of regulation then went 3 OTs and ended with the Cyclones scoring on an option from Steele Jantz to James White. It's Paul Rhoads 3rd Big Win in as many years (Nebraska-09/Texas-10/Iowa-11).
Highlight of the week: Michigan's game winning touchdown vs Notre Dame.
Big Ten Takeaway: Michigan State, Wisconsin, Nebraska are going to be the class of the conference. Michigan is going to be exciting and in every game as long as Denard is healthy.
National Takeaway: College football rules! I'm sorry NFL but yes your game Thursday was amazing, but college football has seen thrillers the first 2 weeks. Take out all the Texas and realignment drama, College Football is the best thing out there! Now if we can just get the BCS thing fixed!
Big Ten Jimmy John’s Challenge:
Week – Matt (9-3) Chad (9-3) Kyle (8-4)
Season – Matt (19-5) Chad (20-4) Kyle (18-6)