5 B1G Observations: Week 5


Last year we played the pesky Indiana Hoosiers on November 22nd.  The reason I remember the date was because it was my sister’s wedding.  I was tempted to not go – I mean, it’s Buckeye football, people! – but she is my only sister and I love her or whatever so I went.  So as I’m peeking at the updates on my phone during the ceremony, I watched in dismay as a true freshman quarterback by the name of Zander Diamont led the hapless Hoosiers to a 20-14 lead late into the third quarter.

Fast-forward to 2015 and here he comes again, still looking like he only weighs about a buck-sixty soaking wet.  Someone watching the game with me got excited that their starter was hurt, but I didn’t forget Diamont’s antics from a year ago.  And sure enough the little weasel nearly won the game yet again.  Get hosed, Indiana.  The next time I see ya will be too soon.

*A note for the doubters: a year ago we trailed Indiana by six points with 2:21 left in the third quarter, at home, with J.T. Barrett holding the reigns.  Woosah, folks.  Woosah.*

#1: The battle for the Heartland Trophy was a snore fest

I’ve decided to change my approach to my article a little bit.  Stephan already does a weekly Big Ten Recap and he does it worlds better than I do.  So instead I’m bringing you highlights (and sometimes lowlights) from the “week that was” in the B1G.  Just like the one above.  Did you know Iowa is 5-0 and looks like the real deal?  *shrugs shoulders disinterestedly*

#2: Cubit gets emotional after Illinois’ victory

Overall the Illini are still one of the bottom feeders of the Big Ten.  But the enthusiasm and emotion that Bill Cubit puts into his role as interim head coach really is inspiring.  Also, yet another brutal loss for Nebraska.

#3: Northwestern is the Big Ten’s third best team

There, I said it.  In fact, if the Wildcats can keep up their dominating defensive ways and manage to beat their next two opponents (@Michigan and Iowa), they just might do something crazy like go undefeated.  No, I’m not joking.

#4: Michigan football is officially from 1991

So I’m sure you’ve seen the awful uniforms, the throwback coach, and the ball-control offensive play calling.  You may have even noticed some of the last generation graphics used for recruiting letters.  But this fan rap from Normie B… wow.

#5: Zeeeeeeeeeeeke

Just when you thought he may have lost a step, Zeke went ahead and set a new personal rushing record.  As my mother-in-law would say, “Just give it to the little truck.”


  1. You owe me 2 minutes of my life back after posting that Michigan rap.

    You almost made up for it with a minute of Zeke. But I don’t know if I can forgive you for that Michigan video.

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