Five Observations on the Ohio State Schedule

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Ohio State and the Big Ten announced the conference-only 2020 schedule on Wednesday, less than a month before the season will start. This is an unusual year in sports. There are some nuances in the schedule that will only apply to this season. Ohio State hasn’t played in a ten-game regular season since 1973, and […] READ MORE


Micah Parsons to Sit Out

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Penn State All-American linebacker Micah Parsons has made the decision to sit out for the upcoming season. Instead, he will train for the NFL Draft. Parsons is going to be a Junior this year, making him draft eligible. He is not the first Big Ten standout to make this decision. Minnesota wide receiver, Rashod Bateman, […] READ MORE


Gophers Beat Fresno State Despite Penalties, Turnovers

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It was another close one for Minnesota as the Gophers beat Fresno State 38-35 in a double-overtime thriller. (You can read my article about their Week One victory here). However, they nearly beat themselves. Fumbling five times, losing three of them, and committing seven penalties (many of them ill-timed) is not generally a good way […] READ MORE


Kwity Paye Plays Role of Defensive Hero for Michigan Wolverines

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Kwity Paye finally gets his place in the Michigan spotlight. Coming into last season, the defensive end was poised to succeed former Wolverine stars Chase Winovich and Rashan Gary. On Saturday afternoon against Army, Paye got his opportunity to be a Michigan Wolverines hero. In double overtime, the 20-year-old strip-fumbled Army quarterback Kelvin Hopkins Jr. […] READ MORE


Breakdown of the Minnesota Defense

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Here’s my breakdown of the Minnesota defense in its first full season under coordinator Joe Rossi. Rossi, you’ll recall, became interim coordinator after a disastrous loss to Illinois last November. The Gopher defense tightened up considerably down the stretch, and Rossi earned the job. If you missed my breakdown of the offense, you can find […] READ MORE


Nebraska Favored In The Big Ten West?

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Scott Frost’s first season as the head coach of the Nebraska Cornhuskers didn’t go as planned. Last season, reality set in for the Cornhuskers. The process to make them legitimate Big Ten Conference champions would take more time. Panic started to shadow the program as they were 0-6 midway through the season. This includes an […] READ MORE


Michigan State Spartans Special Teams Breakdown

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The old adage is that defense wins championships, but special teams win games and win over fans. For Mark Dantonio and the Michigan State Spartans, the special teams unit was relied on heavily in the 2018 season. In their 9-6 loss on the road to Nebraska on Nov. 17, both teams solely kicked field goals. That […] READ MORE