Published: Wed, November 30, 2016
Economy | By Melissa Porter

Big Ten reprimands Harbaugh for criticizing officials

Big Ten reprimands Harbaugh for criticizing officials

Some Penn State players had no idea what was going on.

"It's been special", Penn State coach James Franklin said.

There would perhaps be no speculation about the Big Ten's chances to get their champion into the playoffs had MI defeated Ohio State over the weekend.

You know by now that Ohio State will not win the Big Ten. The lineman said 'it is in basketball.' I said 'this isn't basketball.' He told me that he officiates basketball.

"Trace did a great job of giving me a great, catchable ball and after that point, it's just finishing the play", Godwin said.

Meanwhile Bengals kicker Mike Nugent missed his third consecutive extra point after Andy Dalton hit Tyler Eifert with a 3-yard touchdown in the third quarter. "I had to go ask coach what everyone was cheering about". However, the Hawkeyes countered with a 33-yard field goal by Keith Duncan as time expired to hand MI its first loss of the season. He was held to 14 yards on 12 carries in the 45-12 win over the Spartans. "I still think incredibly high of Ohio State, and this visit just proves why to me".

Gesicki said he realized what had happened "when everybody started going nuts in the first quarter, for no reason". With both teams sitting at 9-2 and in the playoff's top 10, the victor would have an outside chance of getting into the discussion. Doing so would eliminate the Huskies, obviously, while placing the Buffaloes, Penn State and either Oklahoma or Oklahoma State - and maybe even MI - in competition for the fourth spot in the national semifinals.

"It definitely gave us a little spark", Gesicki said of the Ohio State news hitting the stadium. We can get into the math of the broader schedule strength.

In addition, the game was ESPN's most-streamed, regular-season, college football game ever.

But even national powers typically don't have the type of draft class that Ohio State turned in for 2016.

In addition, Alabama takes on Florida in the SEC championship game and Clemson is matched against No. 19 Virginia Tech in the ACC title game. The injury to starting quarterback Sefo Liufau - which contributed to both of Colorado's losses - could also come into consideration now that he's back leading one of the top teams in the country.

Awini and Hill were arrested Sunday morning - hours after the Buffaloes clinched the Pac-12 South. Those are very quality wins.

Penn State is the hottest team in the Big Ten and will enter this game with a ton of confidence. The Badgers are 4-1-1 ATS in their last 6 games on fieldturf and 3-0-1 ATS in their last 4 games overall. They were in direct head to head competition over the teams in the discussion.

"This is our one-game season coming up this Saturday", Gesicki said.

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