Five things we learned after a Big Blue quarterback shuffle and the most breathtaking finish (Penn State-Iowa) we've seen in years. Saquon Barkley is first, second and third on my Heisman ballot. Penn State's running back struck his own Heisman pose Saturday night at Kinnick Stadium. The stiff-arm design for the bronze statue that's modeled after a former NYU (seriously, NYU) player named Ed Smith and was popularized by Desmond Howard is past its prime.
Some of what we love about college sports is the unity — a blackout at Iowa's Kinnick Stadium, a swarm of 110,000 in white at Penn State, the Orange Krush in Champaign. The scene Saturday morning in Times Square for ESPN's "College GameDay" was nothing like that. A Michigan State fan in green stood next to a guy making the Miami "U" hand gesture. A purple-clad student named Ernest Mudasiru from artsy NYU observed the scene during a study break.
We open this column with a salute to Kirk Ferentz, who had his Iowa team take a knee at the end of its 31-14 takedown of North Texas. A punch-in from the 2-yard line would have pleased his constituents, many of whom surely had the Hawkeyes minus 21 1/2 points. But for those of us who had the Mean Green plus the three touchdowns, we say: Well done, sir. Oh, and it’s also cool that sportsmanship isn’t dead. On to this week’s Big Ten games. As Picks are against the spread and selections are in CAPS.
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