Ameer Abdullah had four 1-yard touchdown runs and quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. scored on a 16-yard reception, leading No. 19 Nebraska to a 38-17 victory at Northwestern on Saturday night.
This look is … interesting, to say the least.
The Cornhuskers can truly prove themselves Saturday in East Lansing.
Nebraska has three Heisman winners in its storied football history. Running back Ameer Abdullah has a shot to become the school’s fourth.
October is the best month for college football.
Even if Wes Lunt had been able to play against Nebraska, it probably wouldn’t have mattered. Not with the Illinois defense unable to slow the Cornhuskers’ running game.
Brady Hoke’s seat is scalding hot.
Tim Beckman’s boss made it clear upon his hiring that Big Ten success was the goal.
CBS 2 Chief Correspondent Jay Levine was there as Blase Cupich, who will be installed in Chicago in November, shared the good news with his hometown.
For all Pat Fitzgerald’s flashy words, the Wildcats haven’t had much success lately.
No Illini coach has started with three straight losing seasons since 1977-’79.
Illinois’ Big Ten slate starts tough, but there’s opportunity for a strong finish.
Braxton Miller reportedly injured his throwing shoulder and could be out for the season.
Kyle Long is the engaging personality, while Matt Slauson is quiet and unassuming.
Maryland coach Randy Edsall sounded off at media days, saying there needs to be “big changes.”
Though some rain began moving through the Chicago area Wednesday morning, the worst of a damaging storm system headed east from Iowa and Missouri was passing well south of the city and suburbs.
The Big Ten yearns to own two regions, which would be unprecedented for a collegiate conference.
In the money-driven culture of collegiate athletics, the Chicago market and continued gridiron success make NIU appealing.
Both squads will face Nebraska in a primetime TV game.
There’s no salvation waiting for Purdue, but hope resides for Minnesota, Illinois and Indiana.