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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.

Dienhart: The Hawkeyes may just be getting started

Iowa should have dominated Purdue. And, that’s exactly what the Hawkeyes did Saturday, taking a 49-35 win. But this was more about just notching a win. This was about sending a message.

Pick Party: Watch Big Ten's handful of Week 7 Pick-6s

There was a Pick-6 party in the Big Ten on Saturday. Five interceptions have been returned for touchdowns, highlighted by reigning Jim Thorpe Award winner Desmond King's return in Iowa's win at Purdue.