In a very 2020 weekend in college football, Indiana nearly upset Ohio State, Cincinnati proved it belongs in the playoff discussion and Coastal Carolina stayed undefeated.
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Tom Allen says Indiana can be both a basketball and football school. Saturday's game against Ohio State will go a long way to showing if that's true.
- Big Ten nixes Nebraska vs. Chattanooga game
- Badgers halt, won't play Huskers after outbreak
- Day sorry for not kneeling as OSU rolls Nebraska
- Nebraska QB Martinez keeps starting job vs. OSU
Oregon might be the Pac-12's best playoff hope, but can the Ducks prove their worth in six games? Plus, Tom Allen dishes on why he isn't surprised by Indiana's hot start.
The CFB Pod: The guys make their Week 11 picks, Pollack selects his Dude of The Week. Plus, Joey Galloway on Cincinnati and Justin Fields
Pollack and Negandhi kick off the podcast discussing the rash of cancelations across college football this weekend, if there should be a minimum number of games to make the playoff, David’s Dude of the Week and their Week 11 picks. Later, Joey Galloway joins the show after more than a year of ducking Negandhi’s invites to discuss the Pac-12, slotting Cincinnati just outside of the playoff picture and Justin Fields.
This week, Ryan McGee talks to his JortsCenter reporters for exclusive information regarding the latest Bottom 10.
Three bluebloods that entered the year with College Football Playoff hopes have fallen on hard times for a variety of reasons. Here's what's gone wrong and why the problems may run deeper than just 2020.
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With its 21-13 win vs. Nebraska Saturday, Northwestern is 3-0 in Big Ten play for the 13th time in its history & next faces Purdue. Previous: 2000 (lost 4th game vs. Purdue), 1996 (won first 5), 1995 (finished 8-0), 1970 (lost 4th), 1962 (won first 4), 1959 (won first 4), 1940 (lost 4th), 1936 (finished 6-0), 1931 (won first 5), 1930 (finished 5-0), 1926 (finished 5-0) & 1916 (won first 4). The Wildcats have not allowed a 2nd-half point this season.
Seven years after little Jack Hoffman ran for a touchdown at the Nebraska spring game, his family now faces a devastating second battle. His father, Andy Hoffman, is also fighting brain cancer.
While LSU and Georgia climbed up the recruiting rankings for the Class of 2021, Tennessee, Iowa and Baylor all moved down.
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Going into Saturday, of the 9 annual games between Nebraska & Northwestern since the Cornhuskers joined the Big Ten, 6 were decided by 3 points or fewer & 1 by 7 points in OT. The Huskers are 5-4, 3-1 at N'western. The last 2 times the Wildcats played an OT game were their 2017 & ‘18 wins vs. Neb., 31-24 in Lincoln & 34-31 in Evanston (Neb. played 1 OT game since). In 4 games before becoming conf. foes, Neb won 3 (1902, ‘74 & 2000) & N'western 1 (1931, their only Evanston mtg.).
The Big Ten has nixed a proposed deal that would have allowed Nebraska to replace its canceled game Saturday against Wisconsin with a game against FCS foe Chattanooga.
The CFB Pod: Heather Dinich on the canceling of Wisconsin-Nebraska. Plus, Pollack and Negandhi give their Week 9 picks
The podcast kicks off with the breaking news of Wisconsin-Nebraska being canceled because of an outbreak amongst the Badgers. Heather Dinich hops on the pod with Negandhi to talk about the cancelation and if Oklahoma State has the makings of a championship team. Then, Pollack and Negandhi discuss Pollack staying up late to watch Rutgers tape, not being overly impressed with Ohio State, what they’re watching for in Oklahoma State-Texas, Trevor Lawrence leaving the door open to stay for another season and their Week 9 picks (9:35).
In addition to canceling Saturday's game against Nebraska, the No. 9 Badgers have suspended all football activities for at least a week after an outbreak of COVID-19 cases within the team.
Big Ten overreactions: Michigan's a title contender, Penn State's overrated, Rutgers is decent and more
With the Big Ten's first week in the books, let's look at what questions were answered and what we should, and shouldn't, overreact to from every opening game.
Coach Ryan Day apologized for not taking a knee late in Ohio State's 52-17 win over Nebraska.