In addition to bringing you coverage of every Penn State game this season, VBR will also be updating you on how the rest of the conference does each week. This post will be a place you can find scores and the conference’s best performers of the week.
Week 1 was a busy one in the Big Ten, as every team was in action. Several teams started the season early by playing games on Thursday and Friday, while the rest of the conference finished up on Saturday. Here’s a quick recap of the action.
Minnesota 42, Eastern Illinois 10
Rutgers 41, Washington State 38
Michigan State 45, Jacksonville State 7
Penn State 26, UCF 24
Illinois 28, Youngstown State 17
Indiana 28, Indiana State 10
Iowa 31, Northern Iowa 23
Michigan 52, App. State 14
Ohio State 34, Navy 17
Purdue 43, Western Michigan 34
Nebraska 55, Florida Atl. 7
Northwestern 24, California 31
Maryland 52, JMU 7
Wisconsin 24, LSU 28
Top Performances of the Week:
Passing Yards- Christian Hackenberg (PSU), 454 yards
Receiving Yards- Geno Lewis (PSU), 173 yards
Rushing Yards- Tevin Coleman (IU), 247 yards
Total Tackles- Michael Caputo (Wisc.), 15 tackles
Every team in the East division was victorious, so there’s currently a seven-way tie at the top. That is sure to change next week, as some teams start to face tougher competition. In the West division, five teams are currently tied at the top, with only Wisconsin and Northwestern suffering losses.