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Big Ten Week Three Superlatives

Well, that was a fun weekend

Heather Weikel | Black Shoe Diaries

It’s time for our weekly superlatives as we finish wrapping up the week that was in college football. It was another great week of college football with a lot of really good games in games that should’ve never been good. Looking at you Ohio State.... and Clemson.

Either way, let’s get into this week’s superlatives.

Best performance of the week: Minnesota 30-0 win over Colorado

I almost picked Michigan State’s upset of Miami (FL) here but I was expecting the Spartans to win. With Minnesota, I actually liked Colorado a bit more, buying probably too much stock after their solid performance last week against Texas A&M (albeit a hobbled Aggies team). That being said, Minnesota went on the road and absolutely dominated on both sides of the ball in this game. Nice to see Pennsylvania native Treyson Potts have a huge game as well 26 carries, 121-yards, and three touchdowns. Honorable mention as well to Michigan in their 63-10 win over Northern Illinois.

Worst performance of the week: SEC Refs

Technically not Big Ten but I mean, first this happened;

Then SEC refs forced Penn State to punt on Saturday night on THIRD DOWN.


The most disappointing performance of the week: Ohio State’s 41-20 win over Tulsa

Needed to throw this one in here as it’s worth mentioning. This game should’ve been a blowout and it wasn’t. Don’t let the final score fool you, Ohio State played poorly in this game and against a better team, may have lost their second straight game. The Buckeyes have a lot of work to do on both the offensive and defensive side of the ball before they get into the heart of their Big Ten play.

Player of the Week: Sean Clifford

Penn State needed a huge game out of Sean Clifford and he delivered with his best game as a Nittany Lion. He was 28-for-32 for 280-yards and two touchdowns. He did have one interception though it came on a rather meaningless snap in the final 30 seconds of the first half. Plus waving goodbye to Auburn’s band was hilarious.

Best crowd of the week: Penn State

I’m pandering to the audience here but that’s okay. Once again, the best atmosphere in college football was put on the national stage on Saturday night and the Penn State fanbase once again delivered.