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Recap: Minnesota vs. Northwestern

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 week 5 days ago
Minneapolis, MN (SportsNetwork.com) - A late 100-yard kick return by Jalen Myrick proved to be the difference in Minnesota's 24-17 win over the Northwestern Wildcats in Big Ten Conference play at TCF Bank Stadium.David Cobb ran for 97 hard-fought yards on 30 carries to help the Golden Gophers (5-1, 2-0 Big Ten) improve to 4-0 at home coming off last weekend's bye. Cobb entered the week ranked No...

David Cobb's Late Arrival Paying Off For Minnesota

By David Fox, 2 weeks 19 hours ago
Being forgotten isn’t always bad news. Minnesota’s David Cobb has twice been overlooked in his collegiate career. He’s been a name on a roster for two years, and before that, he was a name added to a signing list more than a week after most teams wrapped up recruiting in 2011. By virtue of playing at Minnesota in a league with two headlining tailbacks, Cobb may be...

Week 3 Heisman Movers: Shifting fortunes for Todd Gurley, Trevor Knight, Bryce Petty

By David Fox, 1 month 1 week ago
Week 3 offered only one game between two ranked teams, so the notion of Heisman moments was in short supply this week. There was one great play by the current frontrunner for the award, but that play came against Wyoming. It will live in Marcus Mariota’s highlight package, but there will be more to come in bigger games. Instead, this was probably a more notable weekend for those...

How the Big Ten Will Make the College Football Playoff

By Braden Gall, 1 month 2 weeks ago
The Big Ten already has losses to the Pac-12 (twice), SEC, ACC and Notre Dame — not to mention two losses to the MAC. Many, including myself, are writing the Big Ten off as a playoff contender. It’s not that there won’t be some good teams in the league but more that so many things would have to fall into place for a Big Ten team to get into the four-team tournament....

Big Ten Week 2 Preview and Predictions

By David Fox, 1 month 2 weeks ago
 Three Big Ten teams will be the center of the college football world in the second week of the season.The league will hope it’s not the last time that’s the case in 2014.This could be the week the Big Ten establishes its College Football Playoff credentials and national perception, one way or another.Michigan State has a chance to continue its status as the Big Ten’s...

Ranking the Top 15 Players in the Big Ten for 2014 (Experts Poll)

By Steven Lassan, 2 months 3 days ago
The Big Ten may have slipped slightly in terms of conference pecking order over the last couple of seasons, but there’s no shortage of talent returning to the league in 2014. Of course, the season-ending shoulder injury to Braxton Miller eliminates one of the league’s Heisman contenders, but Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon is a first-team All-American by Athlon Sports, and there...

The Big Ten's Top 15 Must-See Games of 2014

By Braden Gall, 2 months 4 days ago
Braxton Miller’s season-ending shoulder re-injury might be the biggest piece of offseason personnel news in all of college football this year. It likely makes the Michigan State Spartans the team to beat in the Big Ten, and, when it comes to the B1G earning a College Football Playoff berth, all eyes now turn to Sparty’s trip to Oregon in Week 2. A win in Eugene might be a...

NCAA Football Preview - Minnesota Golden Gophers

By Anonymous (not verified), 2 months 4 days ago
However, they were hoping for bigger things considering at one point they were 8-2 and coming off a bye week. Northwestern, Nebraska, Indiana and Penn State had all fallen victim to the Gophers in consecutive weeks.Minnesota's final two games on the schedule were at home against No. 16 Wisconsin and at eventual Big Ten and Rose Bowl champ Michigan State. Both games were hard fought, but the...

Big Ten Advanced Stats You Need to Know for 2014

By Athlon Sports, 2 months 5 days ago
Visit Football Study Hall to get in-depth team previews, advanced stats and features for the 2014 season .Baseball has sabermetrics. Basketball has KenPom’s efficiency rankings. What does football have? When it comes to advanced analytics, the game of football has lagged behind the other major American sports. Additionally, the college game trails well behind the more powerful (...