Week 1 Top 10 Plays: One-handed TD grab takes No. 1 spot

Big Ten players were responsible for several terrific plays during Week 1 action. Who can forget Devin Smith’s remarkable one-handed touchdown grab or Le’Veon Bell’s ridiculous run where he hurdled a would-be Boise State tackler? Those are just two of the many highlights the Big Ten put on during its 10-2 opening week. See my top 10 plays, plus a memorable official call, in this post. Also, if you like highlights, make your own reel with our video mashup, presented by La Quinta.

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10. Nathan Scheelhaase 64-yard TD pass to Ryan Lankford

9. Landon Feichter Pick 6

8. Ashante Williams Pick 6

7. Taylor Martinez finds Steven Osborne in the corner for 29-yard TD

6. Tre Roberson hits Shane Wynn for 71-yard TD

5. Le’Veon Bell spin move, 35-yard run

4. Rex Burkhead 57-yard TD run

3. Braxton Miller stutter-step TD run

2. Le’Veon Bell hurdles Boise State defender

1. Devin Smith one-handed TD grab

And who could forget this one? “False start offense, several linemen.”

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the snowman on 9/2/2012 @ 9:04pm EST Said:

You missed the Mark, as in Venric’s killer punt return for TD.

    Brent Yarina, BTN.com on 9/2/2012 @ 9:09pm EST Said:

    Definitely. You could also make a case for Fields’ go-ahead touchdown grab in the final minute.

Ian (@stycheus) on 9/3/2012 @ 2:03pm EST Said:

Typical Northwestern snub. There were several great plays in that game; Venric Mark’s TD return. Backward pass that was returned for TD with a little dramatics, the game winning TD catch by fields.

brian on 9/3/2012 @ 2:46pm EST Said:

The “little N” never gets any respect. Northwestern gets snubbed from calls during the game, t.v programing, highlights, and player all conference awards. Start giving the real NU in the B10 the credit that they deserve.

P. Mitchell on 9/3/2012 @ 2:52pm EST Said:

Venric Mark sets an all-time Northwestern single game record for punt return yardage, including a critical TD, and it doesn’t even make BTN’s top ten plays for week? Hello!

cory on 9/3/2012 @ 5:11pm EST Said:

Cry a little harder and maybe your dreams will come true! haha.