It wasn’t pretty. In fact, at times, it’s was ugly, the kind of game only the football cognoscenti could appreciate. But, it was a win, one versus a ranked team. And that’s all that matters to Wisconsin.
On a crazy weather day across the Big Ten, Wisconsin made a statement with a methodical win vs. Michigan, staying unbeaten and keeping playoff hopes alive. Ohio State blasted Illinois and in the process won the Big Ten East. Here is the Best of Week 12.
Wisconsin remains on top of my latest Big Ten Power Rankings, present by ArcelorMittal, and keeps its playoff hopes alive. Meanwhile, Ohio State wrapped up the Big Ten East.
Before we turn our attention to Week 13, it’s time to revisit how BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart and Big Ten fans did with their Week 12 Big Ten game predictions.
Maryland orchestrated a furious comeback after being down 15 at half to win 80-78 over Bucknell to move to 4-0.
No. 19 Purdue torched the nets against Fairfield Saturday, setting a new school record with 19 3-pointers made in a 106-64 win.
No. 13 Penn State blew out Nebraska, 56-44 on Senior Day as running back Saquon Barkley set Penn State's program rushing TD record with No. 39.
No. 17 Michigan State snatched win No. 8 this season with a snow-stricken 17-7 win over Maryland Saturday.
No. 8 Ohio State walloped Illinois, 52-14, to secure a spot in the Big Ten Championship game against Wisconsin.
Purdue climbed within one win of a bowl and notched its first Big Ten road win under Jeff Brohm with a 24-15 win at Iowa.
No. 20 Northwestern bounced back with an 82-74 win over La Salle Saturday in the Hall of Fame Tip-Off Tournament.