Team of the Week: Northwestern – The ‘Cats have had some struggles this year with a loss to Army and close losses in the Big Ten in a season where it looked like they had high bowl hopes. Well the Fighting Fitz’s went into Memorial Stadium in the Sea of Red and upset the CornHuskers and put the Legends Division in a flat out dog fight the last 3 weeks.
Helmet Sticker: Marcus Coker – RB – Iowa: The Hawkeye back had his 6th 100 yard game with 2 tds this season and is carrying the Hawks. He is the leading rusher in the Big Ten and number 5 in the nation with 1101 yards and 12 scores. As Coker goes, the Hawkeyes go.
Game of the Week: Iowa-Michigan. The Hawks jumped on Michigan early, then the Wolverines hit back. Iowa kept punching though and went up 24-16 with a few minutes left. Denard Robinson led Michigan down to the 2 and there was a catch that looked like Michigan thought they won but the ball hit the ground after replay. Denard then missed the next two passes as the clock hit 0 and a week after losing to the Gophers the Hawks upset the #13 Wolverines.
Big Ten Takeaway: Michigan State and Iowa are now the front runners in the Legends Division and face off this week in Iowa City. Sparty hasn’t won since 1989 in Iowa City, and this game may be the biggest in the series. Winner is most likely going to Indy.
NCAA Takeaway: LSU and Alabama have great defenses…that was seen Saturday night, but please don’t call that the game of the century. The hype was overblown, though it was a physical game. There shouldn’t be a rematch, unless there is a rubber game. Oklahoma State should they go unbeaten deserves the title shot. Stanford, I think you get beat this weekend.
Jimmy John’s Big Ten Challenge
Matt (58-20) Chad (59-19) Kyle (55-23)