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Big Ten football: What I think I know ahead of Week 8 games

Here's the most dangerous team in the Big Ten West. Penn State needs a signature win. How good will Wisconsin's freshman QB turn out to be? And what's next for Purdue? BTN.com's Tom Dienhart lays out the things he thinks he knows ahead of Week 8.

Week 8 primer: Wisconsin's next tough test? At rival Iowa

Week 8 features all 14 teams in action in seven games. And all eyes will be on two games, one from each division that will go a long way in shaping the races: Ohio State at Penn State in the East and Wisconsin at Iowa in the West.

Dienhart: Purdue finally puts end to Darrell Hazell era

Finally, mercifully, the Darrell Hazell era has ended at Purdue. In a move that everyone expected was coming, Purdue fired the fourth-year coach--first reported by GoldAndBlack.com.

Big Ten Power Rankings: Surging Northwestern moves up to No. 5

All hail Ohio State, which showed why it is king of the Big Ten with a gutty overtime win at Wisconsin. The victory keep Urban Meyer's team atop my latest Big Ten Power Rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal.

Get Tom Dienhart’s best of Week 7 in the Big Ten

On a Saturday when Minnesota, Illinois, Michigan State and Maryland all had quarterbacks make starts for the first time, Ohio State needed its veteran superstar QB to pull out a huge overtime win at Wisconsin.

Even when it's not at its best, No. 2 Ohio State wins at No. 8 Wisconsin

Great teams find ways to win ugly. And, make no mistake about it, Ohio State is a great team and this wasn’t the prettiest game in Madison, Wisconsin. The Buckeyes weren’t at their best on this night but found a way to grind out a 30-23 overtime win at Wisconsin and remain on course for a huge season—perhaps a national championship season. Ohio State is 6-0 and ranked No. 2 in the nation for a reason, firmly in control of its destiny. The Buckeyes are a well coached team and have more talent than any team in the Big Ten.