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Standings1. Indiana 1-0 (0-0)2. Michigan 1-0 (0-03. Ohio State 1-0 (0-0)4. Minnesota 0-0 (0-0)5. Illinois 0-0 (0-0)6. Penn State 0-1 (0-0)7. Wisconsin 0-0 (0-0)8. Purdue 0-0 (0-0)9. Northwestern 0-0 (0-0)10. Iowa 0-1 (0-0)11. Michigan State 0-0 (0-0)
Biggest Games to Watch This SeasonWeek 1Two important week 1 games for both teams as they both look to find out early exactly what they have to offer this season.Week 2Another early test in the Big10, this time for defending champions Michigan against a top 15 Notre Dame.Week 3All of our Big10 users will be in high profile action during week 3. Michigan faces a very tough Florida team, Nebraska and Iowa face off in the Border War, Ohio State looks to conquer the Trojans of USC, and Penn State looks to defend their home turf against the revenge seeking Kentucky Wildcats.Week 4Week 4 brings us a Big10 v BigXII Challenge as Iowa and Penn State look to represent the conference against TAMU and Missouri, both programs with new coaches.Week 5Week 5 opens up Big10 play with two key matchups in the Big10. Michigan will travel to Madison to face the Wisconsin Badgers and Iowa and Ohio State face off to set the tone for their Big10 title tilt.Week 6A Big10 rivalry in East Lansing will be the marquee game for week 6, as the Wolverines continue a tough road schedule.Week 7One of the biggest rivalries in the country will take place in Happy Valley, as Penn State looks to beat Ohio State in back-to-back seasons.Week 8Penn State and Michigan will rekindle their rivalry in Ann Arbor that hasn't been played in the past 2 seasons.Week 9Michigan travels to Kinnick to take on the Iowa Hawkeyes in what could be a very important game later in the season.Week 12Iowa will take their turn in Madison against the Badgers in one of the best rivalry games on the season.Week 13The Land Grant Trophy is up for grabs in East Lansing when Penn State comes to town and The Game could yet again decide the Big10 Champion.Week 14A game that could have national title implications on the line for both teams. It is definitely NCG worthy.
Week 1 Big10 BanterWelcome to the opening week of the 2013 season of Saturday Heroes. The Big10 is ready to get down to business and take back the National Championship that it has owned the first two seasons. Alabama won it all last year over a less than stellar South Florida squad as many capable Big10 teams watched on. This year could be a year of shock n' awe. Week 1 we are greeted with the Big10 Outlook on where the "experts" believe the teams will finish in the pecking order. Here is how it shapes up this season.1. Penn State2. Michigan3. Ohio State4. Iowa5. Michigan State6. Wisconsin7. Minnesota8. Illinois9. Purdue10. Northwestern11. IndianaPenn State is handed the target early in the season, but most of the Big10 coaches believe Michigan is the team to beat this season. Only time will tell as each team will face 12 opponents, looking to knock them off their pedestal. Penn State starts the season ranked 2nd in the country, with Michigan right behind them in 3rd. Ohio State starts off in the 6th spot, and Iowa hangs on to the top 10 bubble spot, in 10th. Nittany Lion HB Curtis Dukes returns for his Senior season, and is honored with a spot on the Preseason Heisman Watch List. The Big10 is represented very well in the Preseason All-Americans as well, Michigan K Brendan Gibbons receives the honors at the kicker position, Penn State and Iowa hold 3 of the 4 defensive line spots (PSU DT R. Williams, Iowa DT Jacob Reisen, and Iowa DE J. Jones), along with HB Dukes. PSU, OSU, and Michigan players also hold honors in the 2nd Team AA list, PSU LB Khairi Fortt, UM CB Cameron Gordon, and OSU CB Christian Bryant. The Saturday Heroes 4th season is upon us and the Big10 teams are ready to claw at their shot at the crystal ball at seasons end. Get ready for a wild ride.
Week 1 Wrap-Up/Week 2 Big10 BanterThe opening weekend of the 4th season of SH football is in the history books, and a couple of the Big10's finest wish they will never be forgotten. Penn State and Iowa both struggled in their season openers as Iowa got edged by the Pitt Panthers, while Penn State got demolished at home to South Carolina. Iowa started off well against Pitt, but everything fell apart in the 2nd and 3rd quarters as Pitt score 31 unanswered points and walked away with a 38-21 victory. The Panther run game seemed unstoppable as the team totaled 252 yards rushing on 31 carries. Iowa, a normally run heavy team racked up 101 yards on the 26 carries, but falling into the hole really set them back. Two Chuck Stephens interceptions didn't help the cause either. One spotlight on the day for Iowa is the emergence of HB Coker. He managed 102 yards and 2 TDs on 21 attempts for the Hawkeyes.Penn State saw similar troubles as they also couldn't stop the run. PSU also gave up 250 yards on the ground, unfortunately, that was to one man. HB Marcus Lattimore absolutely shredded the Nittany Lion defense to the tune of 253 yards and 3 TDs on 30 carries. The defensive line seemed non existent and the linebacking corps struggled to bring Lattimore to the ground. Penn State is still unsure on who will continue on as their starting QB and leader, something the Lions need to figure out, before they're caught in a tailspin.Not all the Big10 teams started their season off on the wrong foot, Ohio State was able to take care of business against Colorado with a 38 to 14 victory. The Buckeyes saw no real threat from Colorado, and QB Robertson had a great day through the air with only 5 incompletions on 17 attempts and 3 TDs. HB Smith was also a bright spot for the Bucks with his 105 yard performance. Ohio State will face Central Michigan next week which should be another non-issue for the scarlet and grey.Michigan returns as defending Big10 Champions and knocked off the Bearcats 31-17. The Michigan defense couldn't stop the Cincy pass as the Bearcats QB Legaux managed 356 yards through the air. However, the Bearcats run game was non existent. The Wolverine defense shut them down to a total of -2 yards on 16 attempts.Week 2 of the new season is upon us and the Big10 will be viewed in two halves. One half of our faithful will look to continue their glory as Ohio State faces Central Michigan and the Wolverines host a stingy Notre Dame program. The other half will look to rebound as Iowa will hit the road to take on in-state rival Iowa State in what should be a heartpounding matchup. The Nittany Lions will stay in State College to host the Virginia Cavaliers as they look to find their identity.
Week 2 Wrap-Up/Week 3 PreviewAnother week of the college football season is in the books. Some found glory, others found heartbreak. Before we get into game recaps and game previews, I want to take a look at recruiting news to this week in the Big10. Iowa, Michigan, and Ohio State have each landed commitments thus far, as Penn State is still searching.Iowa- (****) FS Wayne Bentley has committed to Iowa
- (****) ROLB Jay Grant has committed to IowaIowa has received to commitments from two big time defensive prospects. FS Wayne Bentley from Oceanside, NY made his announcement last week that he wanted to be a Hawkeye. Bentley may see an active role in the Hawkeyes defense in the fall, but is likely to redshirt. Bentley stands at a massive 6' 5", weighing in at 207 LBs. He hits hard and love to "Hawk" the football. He is a fast defender with decent coverage skills.ROLB Jay Grant is another very good pick up for the Hawkeyes. The 5th best OLB available, Grant hails from Eau Claire, WI and comes to Iowa despite criticism from the locals. Grant needs to put on some size. At only 177 LBs he is a bit undersized compared to most D1 LBs. If he comes in and performs well in spring and summer practice however, he could be on the field as a freshman.Michigan- (****) LT Jeff Rosario has committed to MichiganDefending Big10 champion Michigan, received word from LT Jess Rosario, that he will be coming to Ann Arbor next fall. Rosario, a native of Detroit, will come into the Michigan program looking to fill a hole at the LT position in the fall. He has the abilities to make an impact and to grow into a great lineman.Ohio State- (***) FB Jeff Dunbar has committed to Ohio StateOhio State desperately needed a FB for next season, as both their remaining FBs will graduate. FB Jeff Dunbar got the offer and knew the possibilities he had in front of him. He will likely come into a starting role at FB. Coming to Ohio State all the way from Chinle, AZ, Dunbar will look to make an impact early. He has decent size at 6'0" 234 LBs and although slow, has great acceleration. He has the abilities to be a key short distance back for the Buckeyes.With prospects starting to make their announcements, the college football race has officially begun. Unfortunately for Penn State, the start has been a nightmare. After an embarrassing loss to South Carolina, Penn State would again play host, this time to the Virginia Cavaliers. Looking for a win, the Nittany Lions played a near perfect game. Unfortunately, Virginia played a better one. With a 23-20 final, PSU falls to 0-2 on the season and struggling for answers. This week, Penn State will welcome the Kentucky Wildcats to Happy Valley, hoping to write the same story they did last year and notch their first victory on the season.The Iowa Hawkeyes hit the road to take on rival Iowa State. After suffering their own loss last week to Pitt, the Hawkeyes bounced back and brought home the hardware with a 35-23 win over the Cyclones. HB Marcus Coker had a great game for the Hawkeyes with 159 YDs and 3 TDs. HB Stratton also put on a show at the tune of 137 YDs and a TD. This week, Iowa will host the Border War with the Nebraska Cornhuskers in what should be a hard fought battle.Michigan has represented themselves as defending conference champs well. With a victory in week 1 to the Bearcats, they welcomed the Fighting Irish to Ann Arbor and sent them home after a beating. Michigan took care of Notre Dame 41-17 and took over the #1 spot in the polls. The Wolverines will need to defend their top spot this week as they travel to Gainsville to take on the Florida Gators who look to be in prime condition to make a run at the SEC title.The Buckeyes continued their winning ways with a victory over the Chippewas of Central Michigan. The Ohio State defense served up a shutout and blanked CMU 27-0 in a dominant performance. Ohio State looks to be a real threat for the Big10 title, as The Game against Michigan is looking more and more like the conference championship. However, the Buckeyes still need to finish the season, and they have a tough task ahead of them this week as they travel to the Coliseum to take on the Soutern California Trojans.
No PSU commits??
Not one...not yet.
BREAKING NEWS FROM IOWA!!
Marcus Coker tears his rotator cuff (WTF baseball injury) and is out for the season.
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