Fenton, MI — November 14, 2020
The 2020 Big Ten football season has been as crazy as 2020 itself. First, the conference was not going to play due to the pandemic. Then they reversed course and set up a conference only schedule. Wisconsin missed two of its first four games due to positive COVID tests by individuals within the program. Indiana is in the conversation for the Big Ten Title and four weeks in Penn State has not won a game.
It has been a struggle for both Michigan and Michigan State as they own identical records of 1-3 in mid-November. The Wolverine faithful has fallen out of love with Coach Jim Harbaugh. At least Spartan Nation can say it’s just year one for Mel Tucker, and we beat Michigan.
Wisconsin Pounds Michigan
Two interceptions by the Badger defense and two touchdowns by Wisconsin’s offense and the rout was on. Wisconsin led 28-0 at halftime, they added 21 more points in the 2nd half to post a 49-11 win after missing games over the last two weeks due to COVID. Did we mention the game was played at the “Big House,” thankfully without fans in attendance?
Next week Michigan travels to New Jersey to face Rutgers who is also 1-3. That one victory for the Scarlett Knights was over Michigan State 38-27.
Michigan State Held Scoreless by Indiana
The Indiana Hoosiers came to East Lansing unbeaten in the middle of November. When was the last time that happened? Two first-half interceptions by the Hoosiers resulted in 10 points and that was all they really needed.
Spartan quarterback Rocky Lombardi was pulled after going 3-7 for 21 yards and the two picks. Payton Thorne (great first name for a QB) finished 10-20, 110 yards, and a pick of his own. Unfortunately, he could not lead State to a touchdown as Indiana dominated 24-0.
Michigan State travels to take on Maryland next Saturday, the Terrapins at 2-1.
Other Big Ten Scores
- Nebraska 30, Penn State 23
- Illinois 23, Rutgers 20
- Northwestern 27, Purdue 20
- Iowa 35, Minnesota 7
- Ohio State vs Maryland, Cancelled