Another Blown Opportunity: The Big Ten Fails to Impress on Opening Day

Posted by Kristofer Green on September-6-2009 Add Comments

The first full Saturday of Big Ten football has come to an end.

On the surface, a 10-1 record in the opening weekend seems like something that should be celebrated. A deeper look provides another story.

Unfortunately, that story is all too familiar.

Once again, the Big Ten's best teams faltered when everyone was watching. No one in the bunch posting overly impressive performances and one team who clearly cannot deal with adversity.

There were bright spots on Saturday.

Michigan's quarterback tandem of Tate Forcier and Denard Robinson were as advertised.

Purdue running back Ralph Bolden was incredible (as was coach Danny Hope's debut.)

The combination of Northwestern quar...

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