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Texas Bowl Preview and Prediction: Minnesota vs. Syracuse

By David Fox, 1 year 5 months ago
The Rose Bowl this game is not. The Texas Bowl between Minnesota and Syracuse barely has the buzz of the bowl game in Shreveport.Both teams finished 4-4 in their respective conferences, but that should be a small victory itself.Minnesota was one of the stories of the season in the Big Ten as the Gophers went 4-3 in the Big Ten under acting coach Tracy Claeys, including wins over Nebraska and...

NCAA Bowl Game Matchup -- Texas Bowl

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 year 5 months ago
NCAA Bowl Game Matchup -- Texas Bowl Syracuse Orange:== Aug 31 - L vs. Penn State, 17-23== Sep 7 - L at Northwestern, 27-48== Sep 14 - W vs. Wagner, 54-0== Sep 21 - W vs. Tulane, 52-17== Sep 28 - Open== Oct 5 - L vs. Clemson, 14-49== Oct 12 - W at NC State, 24-10== Oct 19 - L at Georgia Tech, 0-56...

Syracuse (6-6) vs. Minnesota (8-4) (ET)

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 year 5 months ago
GAME NOTES: The Syracuse Orange will face the Minnesota Golden Gophers in the 2013 Texas Bowl at Reliant Stadium on Dec. 27.Scott Shafer's first year at the helm of the Orange has resulted in a bowl berth, the team's third in the last four years. Syracuse went 6-6 under Shafer and clinched its bowl eligibility with a 37-34 win over Boston College on November 30th in the team's regular-season...

10 Best Big Ten Games of 2013

By Braden Gall, 1 year 5 months ago
The 2013 college football regular season had distinct and unique character. The No. 2 team in the nation didn’t lose every weekend like in 2007. And one player didn’t captivate the nation like Cam Newton in 2010 or Johnny Manziel last season.Every major conference race — and some of the smaller ones as well — came down to the final weekend, and, in some cases, the final...

Big Ten 2013 Season Awards and All-Conference Team

By Braden Gall, 1 year 5 months ago
The 2013 regular season is in the books and the Michigan State Spartans are the champs.The improbable run to the Rose Bowl for Mark Dantonio is the main headline for what turned out to be a very memorable campaign in the Big Ten, but it’s not the only one.The league welcomed two new coaches to the fray with Wisconsin’s Gary Andersen and Purdue’s Darrell Hazell achieving wildly...

Amazing Big Ten College Football Stats from Week 14

By Braden Gall, 1 year 6 months ago
True college football fans like to examine and dissect statistics, whether it's a quarterback's completion percentage or a team's winning record on the road. We, however, love stats. With that in mind, we scoured the Big Ten to put together some of the strangest, most amazing, and just plain cool numbers from around the conference in Week 14:226: Carlos Hyde's rivalry-high...

Big Ten Week 14 Awards and Power Rankings

By Braden Gall, 1 year 6 months ago
The Big Ten regular season is in the books. Two teams went undefeated in the league, and those two teams will square off in the 2013 Big Ten Championship Game. Michigan State topped Minnesota with a suffocating defense to finish unbeaten in the league for the first time since 1966. Ohio State rode the star backfield tandem of Braxton Miller and Carlos Hyde to defeat Michigan on the road in...

Recap: Michigan State vs. Minnesota

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 year 6 months ago
East Lansing, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - Jeremy Langford ran for a touchdown and Connor Cook threw for a score, as 11th-ranked Michigan State completed an undefeated Big Ten regular season with a 14-3 victory over Minnesota at Spartan Stadium.The Spartans did just enough offensively, scoring on their first possession of the game and their initial series of the second half, in a tune-up for next...

Gophers and Spartans meet in regular-season finale

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 year 6 months ago
East Lansing, MI (SportsNetwork.com) - With their spot in the Big Ten Conference Championship Game assured, the 13th-ranked Michigan State Spartans close the curtain on the 2013 regular season with a home game against the Minnesota Golden Gophers.Minnesota is heading to the postseason after winning eight of its first 11 games, but the team is coming off a 20-7 loss to No. 16 Wisconsin in frigid...

Minnesota (8-3) at (13) Michigan State (10-1) (ET)

By Anonymous (not verified), 1 year 6 months ago
GAME NOTES: With their spot in the Big Ten Conference Championship Game assured, the 13th-ranked Michigan State Spartans close the curtain on the 2013 regular season with a home game against the Minnesota Golden Gophers.Minnesota is heading to the postseason after winning eight of its first 11 games, but the team is coming off a 20-7 loss to No. 16 Wisconsin in frigid Minneapolis last weekend....