Video: Top 10 Big Ten football plays of 2013

It’s not easy coming up with a top 10 list for the best 2013 Big Ten football plays. There were a lot of worthy plays, to be sure, so several jaw-droppers were left off this exclusive list. Check out my top 10 plays from the 2013 football season in this post.

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10. Braxton Miller runs up the middle, stiff-arms way into end zone vs. Michigan

9. Kevonte Martin-Manley’s back-to-back punt returns for TD vs. Western Michigan

8. Michigan hurries onto field for field goal to force overtime at Northwestern

7. Allen Robinson makes incredible leaping sideline catch vs. Michigan

6. Steve Hull catches TD pass from backside vs. Northwestern

5. Kenny Bell leaps for one-handed grab, takes it into end zone vs. Illinois

4. Kurtis Drummond/B.J Lowery highlight-reel one-handed interceptions



3. Shane Wynn somehow gets a toe down on sideline catch vs. Illinois

2. Allen Robinson runs past, around and through Ohio State on 65-yard TD

1. Ron Kellogg III Hail Mary to Jordan Westerkamp to stun Northwestern

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Kofi Hughes reaches over defender for 67-yard TD at Michigan

Jeremy Gallon spins, breaks tackles on way to 61-yard TD vs. Notre Dame

Bennie Fowler reaches back, makes one-handed grab and scores at Northwestern

Minnesota picks up lateral to seal win at Indiana

Ameer Abdullah converts 4th-and-15 to set up game-winning Hail Mary

Kain Colter weaves in and out of Huskers on big 3rd-down run

Carlos Hyde video-game-like TD run vs. Iowa

Michigan goes for 2 and the win, and Ohio State picks it off to seal rivalry win

Tommy Armstrong finds Ameer Abdullah for game-winning score at Michigan

Purdue, Akeem Hunt use trickeration on opening kickoff vs. Indiana State


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randsco on 12/18/2013 @ 1:01pm EDT Said:

Glad to see #7 (Allen Robinson makes incredible leaping sideline catch vs. Michigan), but in that same last-seconds-in-the-4th series, with no timeouts remaining, Allen Robeinson also made an incredible sideline catch that was originally called out-of-bounds, but after a long look on replay, resulted in a catch, showing incredible body control.

Definitely deserving of an honourable mention.

hoosiergirl on 12/18/2013 @ 3:44pm EDT Said:

Love to see all of these exciting plays! Shout out to Kofi Hughes of Indiana. Should have been NUMBER 1!!

Eric on 12/18/2013 @ 6:03pm EDT Said:

The Allen Robinson one vs Ohio St is a gimmie, it was against 2nd and 3rd stringers lol……and Hydes run vs Iowa should ve flipped with Millers run vs that team. Was much more entertaining

Big Bill on 12/18/2013 @ 6:04pm EDT Said:

As a Gophers fan, gotta go with the heads-up play by Aaron Hill to scoop up that loose ball against Indiana. It looks like the other 21 players on the field gave up on the play.

Mark Cunneen on 12/20/2013 @ 12:01pm EDT Said:

How about UW’s Chris Borland stuffing OSU’s Carlos Hyde on a goal line stand? That’s why he was the defensive player of the year in case anyone (Shazior) wonders.

Shane on 12/20/2013 @ 12:23pm EDT Said:

Excellent! All great plays, and entertaining, but for IMPACT you’d have to add some DEFENSIVE PLAYS. The Denicos Allen 4th down stop of Braxton Miller in the Championship game was likely the difference between Rose and Orange for OSU. Maybe a Top Ten Defensive Plays next??

james crawford (@jamescr54174058) on 12/20/2013 @ 12:28pm EDT Said:

The B1G had its exciting moments everywhere this year…there were a lot of spectacular plays as well as very humbling moments for all (with the exception of the Spartans). Best wishes in the bowl games for everyone…especially for MSU.