Team of the Week : Indiana -- Coming into Saturday the Hoosiers have never beat Penn State in the previous 16 meetings. That changed Saturday in Bloomington when the Hoosiers won their first conference opener win since 2000 also. Indiana didn't fluke win over Penn State, they destroyed them 44-24. The win was desperately needed for the Hoosiers if they want to play in a bowl game this year.
Game of the Week : Ohio State 40 - Northwestern 30 -- In a game that was really a lot closer than the score (since the Buckeyes put up 6 on the last play). In a see or red in Evanston, the Wildcats went toe to toe with Ohio State most of the game, leading most of it too until Carlos Hyde put in his 3 second half touchdown rushes. Even with that Wildcats still had a chance when they were stopped on 4th and 1 on the Buckeyes side of the 50. Ohio State and Urban Meyer have now won 18 in a row, and with their upcoming schedule, many wonder how many more marquee wins it can notch till the battle with Michigan and a Big Ten Championship Game.
Player of the Week : Carlos Hyde - RB - Ohio State : Struggling most the first half against the Wildcat Defense, the Buckeyes relied on Hyde's legs the second half. Hyde's 3 touchdowns came in the 2nd half, the last putting the Buckeyes up for good late in the 4th quarter. Hyde finished the evening with 168 yards rushing and 3 scores, and getting rocked on a huge hit late in the fourth quarter also.
Jimmy John's Big Ten Challenge:
Matt: 3-2 12pts / 48-7 293pts
Chad: 3-2 12pts / 45-10 287pts
Kyle: 2-3 6pts / 46-9 282pts