Bobby Carpenter

Bobby Carpenter is the resident college football expert at OutKick. He played linebacker for the Ohio State Buckeyes and won a National Championship in 2002. He played in the NFL for Dallas, Miami, Detroit and New England. Carpenter is a radio host on 97.1 The Fan in Columbus, Ohio, where he currently resides with his wife Cortney and their four children.

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Big Ten Week 7 Recap: Hawkeye Down

It was only a matter of time before someone exposed Iowa’s defensive deficiencies. The most surprising part of the Hawkeyes loss is that it came at home…against Purdue. With the loss, the Hawkeyes fall to 11th in the country and the Big Ten can no longer boast five teams ranked in the AP Top 10. The More

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Big Ten Week 6 Recap: Big Weekend for the Big Ten

Entering the 2021 season, all the talk surrounding college football was related to anything but on-field performance. From the transfer portal to College Football Playoff expansion, everyone had an opinion about how something was going to change or potentially ruin the game forever. After last Saturday, it is apparent that the college football game is More

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Big Ten Big Games and Best Bets: Week 6

The Big Ten East is loaded for the first time in years, and this weekend, the top teams have some great matchups. On Saturday, the eyes of the nation will be focused on Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City when 4thranked Penn State travels west to take on the 3rd ranked Hawkeyes in an AP top 5 More

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Big Ten Week 5 Recap… With A Side Of Cincinnati

For the first time in what seems like forever, the Big Ten has elite depth at the top of the conference, and five Big Ten teams are now currently ranked in the top 11 of the AP Poll. Iowa leads the way at No. 3. All but one (Ohio State) are undefeated and all but More

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Big Ten Week 5: Big Games, Best Bets, Plus A Bonus

College football is now in full swing, and it’s finally conference season. Outside of a game or two a week, most teams will face off against the big boys with conference title ramifications on the line. The non-conference slate was finally good to the Big Ten. Outside of Ohio State’s loss to Oregon, the rest More

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Big Ten Wrap Week 4: Ohio State’s Sideline Scrum

The Big Ten had the best matchup on paper heading into Saturday. Notre Dame clashed with Wisconsin at Soldier Field in a game that pitted Irish QB Jack Coan against his former Badgers teammates. The game met the lofty expectations for about 3 ½ quarters before turning into a route late. Michigan controlled Rutgers in More

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Big Ten Week 4: Big Games, Best Bets, and QB Controversies

Notre Dame @ Wisconsin (-5.5) After a heartbreaking home defeat against Penn State to open the season, the Badgers thrashed Eastern Michigan in Week 2 before an early season bye week last Saturday. The timing should ensure that Wisconsin is fresh and ready to face the Fighting Irish at Soldier Field in Chicago. QB Graham More

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