Thursday, October 23, 2014

Around the B1G with K8 10.23.14 #B1G #BigTen

The B1G Power Rankings are out and - WOW - there's some new faces in the Top Five...

5. Maryland Terrapins: The Might Turtles are looking (relatively) good! At 5-2 overall and 2-1 in the
WR Stefon Diggs, MAR
conference, their addition to the B1G has been pretty successful for them. While they are trying to be the New Oregon with their fancy uniforms and their new deal with UnderArmor, they actually have a decent football team. And maybe I think they look more like NASCAR Drivers then they should, QB CJ Browns is ready to step back in vs Iowa this week. The Buckeyes had his number on Saturday so he was benched in the 2nd half for Caleb Rowe but don't think that means anything. Head Coach Randy Edsell still has faith in him and he'll be back under center this weekend.

4. Minnesota Golden Gophers: They lead the Western Division at 6-1, 3-0, and boast Defensive Player of the Week Cedric Thompson & Special Teams Player of the Week Ryan Santoso as belonging to them. Hitting crucial field goals (52 yarder!) and making interceptions that seal a victory are definitely a recipe for success. And frankly, they have no real challenges on the schedule until they face Ohio State on 11/15.

RB Ameer Abdullah, NEB
3. Nebraska Cornhuskers: largely overlooked (by me) they're putting together a nice season, 6-1,2-1,
right behind Minnesota. It's that one conference loss that hurts them. Ameer Abdullah is still the King, rushing for yet another 100-yard game and is on pace to see over 1,000 yards this season.

2. Ohio State Buckeyes: you know it's crazy but each game we score 50+ points in make me even more pissed off about that loss to Va-Tech. I know, I need to get over it, but still... JT Barrett looking better and better each week. A few tough games on the horizon but they may overtake Sparty yet!


No Surprise Here...

1. Michigan State Spartans: preseason favorites, still looking good. They've got inner-state rival Michigan this weekend so I'm predicting they'll improve to 7-1, 4-0. Head Coach Mark Dantonio seems to think he works for OSU and is trying to create a huge rivalry out of this game. Yes, they've won 5 of the last 6 meetings, but as we all know, kicking someone's butt every single year does not really make it a rivalry....  Then again, the whole world is UM's rival this season and it's still sad.

Respectfully Submitted,

Cleveland Kate

1 comment:

  1. Luckeyes caught another break, eh. Even before JTB went down they were back to struggling on O. What happened?