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Ohio State's running game had been leaking even before this. Schutt apparently played the Penn State game with the broken wrist.
Recruiting is getting fun again.
Christian Hackenberg has been his own worst enemy oftentimes. Saquon Barkley, though, has been the real deal - quietly one of the best running backs in the Big Ten.
Here's my expert analysis: ouch, that was rough. Here's some more: Minnesota needs to fix the offensive and defensive lines for it to make any dent in the 2015 season.
Well, this is shaping up to be an echo of 2012, when Maryland used a linebacker as its quarterback. Now, quarterback-turned-fullback Shane Cockerille has switched back to QB and immediately jumped Daxx Garman on the depth chart. That's a bad sign for an Oklahoma State transfer that I had a lot of doubts about heading into the season.
It almost might have been better for Minnesota to win seven or eight times in a row and make Nebraska want to win it. As it stands, this has not been very well accepted by Nebraska's players or higher ups, but at least they're listening to the fans.
For some context, H&R had a post up last week with an almost identical title. Apathy has set in, as Travis Miller writes.
This was cringe-worthy. Indiana sorely missed Jordan Howard, as Devine Redding carried it 14 times for 33 yards outside of one 66-yard trot. Howard would have meant controlling the ball late in the game; instead, depth issues burned the Hoosiers again.
The Badgers continue to have a top defense, and showed it against a mediocre Purdue squad. On the other side, credit to Purdue for shutting down the Badgers run game (37 carries, 96 yards). Wisconsin is working with a lot of youth up front, but Purdue has also proven it can develop defensive line talent under Darrell Hazell.
Wadley looks incredible compared to where he was at last year - night and day.
Minnesota's offense worked last year because David Cobb moved the chains, Leidner ran the ball some more and occasionally they'd throw it to a tight end. It worked. Leidner throwing 40 times in a game is a very, dramatically different set-up than I had been expecting. That is simply not Leidner's game, and it brings out the worst in him.
This guy is fun to watch. Simple as that.
Ok, just a couple MSU links. First of all, best of luck to the kid. A broken hip is a rough way to celebrate the greatest moment of his life.
Also, this is what Watts-Jackson had to say afterward: "If I got the chance I would do it all over again for my brothers. God has a plan for everyone and I will not question any obstacles I encounter on my journey."
This has been talked about quite a bit, but I liked what Tessitore had to say.