It’s week six and the Big Ten somehow keeps trucking along. The teams expected to win keep winning (looking at you, Michigan and Ohio State) and everyone else is just along for the ride. The East Division is definitely in for an interesting road to the championship game. As for the West? Well, we’ll see what happens. That’s the Big Ten right now for you, ladies and gentlemen.
So, how exactly did the Big Ten do in week six? We’ve got your recap, with highlights, links worth checking out and more. We’ve listed each school by record and then alphabetically (just like the Big Ten’s website). Also, rankings are the same as last week as new polls will not be released until Monday.
No. 4 Michigan, 6-0
Defeated Rutgers 78-0
Ruth’s Chris Steak House apparently has this promotion where you receive a percentage off your meal based on Michigan’s final score. Well, they apparently didn’t plan on the Wolverines shutting out Rutgers 78-0.
40 rare steaks to go please. pic.twitter.com/QosGmjVPnZ
— Andy Reid (@misterAndyReid) October 9, 2016
However, someone did call and the steak house said the discount was capped at 50% off. Sigh. Too goo to be true, of course.
No. 2 Ohio State, 5-0
Defeated Indiana 38-17
The poor Cleveland Browns.
62% of fans believe that Ohio State would beat the Cleveland Browns, according to a poll. https://t.co/SllymRkT0e
— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) October 7, 2016
Penn State, 4-2
Defeated Maryland 38-14
If you missed this game, you can get caught up with the Big Ten Network’s highlights.
Truth: It was all @PennStateFball today.
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) October 8, 2016
Lost to Penn State 38-14
Maryland may have lost but Lolo Harrison is still pretty darn good.
Fastest Lolo’s, ranked.
— Maryland Football (@TerpsFootball) October 8, 2016
Lost to Ohio State 38-17
Nebraska is going to have to be ready for Indiana. The Hoosiers played Ohio State pretty tough and things could get interesting when the Huskers come to town.
Final from Columbus.
Next up: Homecoming vs. Nebraska pic.twitter.com/BkBKX6vS2T
— Indiana Football (@HoosierFootball) October 8, 2016
Michigan State, 2-3
Lost to BYU 31-14
Oh, Michigan State. Things just keep getting worse and worse for the Spartans.
Maybe you’d like to know what’s wrong with Michigan State and there’s a real easy answer to that and it’s EVERYTHING
— SPENCER HALL (@edsbs) October 9, 2016
Lost to Michigan 78-0
If you didn’t watch this game, this tweet sums it up pretty well:
UPDATE: Rutgers got their first 1st down of the game and the fans are very excited. pic.twitter.com/oKYXV7g401
— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) October 9, 2016
No. 12 Nebraska, 5-0
Defeated Minnesota 14-7
The Big Ten really does have the best (and most) trophies.
— Scott Riek (@ScottRiek) October 8, 2016
Also, don’t try building a home to look like Kinnick Stadium. It apparently won’t go over well.
No. 11 Wisconsin, 4-1
Defeated Illinois 34-31
Curious what happened between Purdue and Illinois? Highlights below.
— Purdue Athletics (@PurdueSports) October 9, 2016
Lost to Iowa 14-7
Going back to the Big Ten trophies thing… a pig. It’s a pig trophy. It’s great.
“It’s tough, it’s something that lives with you forever. But there’s a lot of football to still be played.” Rallis, on not getting the Pig.
— Minnesota Football (@GopherFootball) October 8, 2016
Lost to Purdue 34-31
Let’s check in on Illinois football, shall we?
— Illini Football (@IlliniFootball) October 8, 2016
That appropriately sums it all up.
Erin is the Deputy Editor and Digital Marketing Strategist for Hail Varsity. She has covered Nebraska athletics since 2012, which has included stops at Bleacher Report, Cox Media Group’s Land of 10, and even Hail Varsity (previously from 2012-2017). She has also been featured on the Big Ten Network, NET’s Big Red Wrap-Up, and a varsity of radio shows nationwide. When not covering the Huskers, Erin is probably at Chipotle.