The votes are in, and Big Ten fans picked Illinois’ comeback win over instate rival Northwestern as the Big Ten Game of the Week. Watch the game again at 8 p.m. ET tonight on BTN. The Illini, thanks in large part to quarterback Nathan Scheelhaase, scored 21 fourth-quarter points to rally from an 11-point deficit and knock off the Wildcats, 38-35. Scheelhaase, who threw for a career-high 391 yards and three touchdowns, scored on a one-yard run with 13 seconds left to help Illinois move to 5-0. Catch up on all the Week 5 Big Ten action on our Rapid Recap game stories and with Brent Yarina’s Week 5 Recap. Check out our video archive to relive all of Saturday’s best plays.
Also, check out Brent’s latest Big Ten power rankings and the national polls. Wisconsin’s Russell Wilson was impressive yet again Saturday night, and the Twitter world took full notice. Look at some of the best tweets. And here’s a column about Wilson’s great start. And another Wilson column. Our “Marines: Leaders of the Week” honored the Big Ten’s best performances from Saturday’s opening week of Big Ten play.
Top 12 in my AP ballot: 1-LSU, 2-Bama, 3-OU, 4-Wisc, 5-Okie St, 6-Stan, 7-Clem, 8-Boise, 9-Ore, 10-Mich, 11-Texas, 12-Illinois—
Brett McMurphy (@McMurphyCBS) October 02, 2011
Ill play 'Sweet Home Chicago' and 'My Kind of Town' in stadium to rub it in. Ill 38, NU 35—
Teddy Greenstein (@TeddyGreenstein) October 01, 2011