Team of the Week – Michigan State - Sparty took it to Michigan in the Battle for the Paul Bunyan trophy and won a 4th straight meeting vs big blue brother. Edwin Baker got to running and they held Denard Robinson and the Wolverine offense as much as you could and dominated in a 28-14 win. The Spartans get back into the Big Ten Spotlight with a huge win in the Legends Division. East Lansing will get GameDay’d next week as they host the Baaaadgers.
Helmet Stickers – Monte Ball – RB – Wisconsin – The Badgers running back should also get Heisman and Doak Walker hype along with Russell Wilson. All this guy does is score touchdowns, and this week he even threw a touchdown. Final state line for the back was 14 rushes for 142 yards and 3 scores; 1/1 passing for 25 yards and a score. He’ll get Michigan State’s D to go up against this week, looking forward to this matchup.
Game of the Week – Penn State 23 : Purdue 18 – Is this the same Penn State D that held Iowa to 3 points? Did they just get up to try to end the skid to the Hawks? I’m still in shock of this game that the Boilers were within 2 late in the game. Penn State though sneaks out with the W and a 3-0 start and quietly are 6-1.
Highlight of the Week - Denard Robinson TD Run
Big Ten Takeaway – Ohio State proved you can win with only 4 pass attempts and upset the Zookers. Zook should have just loaded up the box the whole time and stopped the run. Michigan State shocked me with their play vs Michigan. This week will be good vs Wisconsin.
National Takeaway – Oregon got help from the refs vs Arizona State and ended up getting dinged up vs. Arizona State…Sparky and the Devils though will get the last laugh as Arizona State will play Stanford in the Pac-12 Championship game. A&M vs Texas ending this year is sad, really sad. C’mon Texas man up and play them.
Big Ten Jimmy John’s Challege
Matt (3-2) Chad (4-1) Kyle (4-1)
Matt (48-14) Chad (48-14) Kyle(46-16)