Rivalry week didn’t disappoint, with the Minnesota at Wisconsin game being the headliner. Get Tom Dienhart's Week 14 recap inside!
Who were the top Big Ten individual performers in Week 14 of the college football season? Find out inside!
It was Rivalry Week in the Big Ten on Saturday, the final day of the regular season, but it was also a week of record-breaking efforts and milestone moments. First and foremost, Wisconsin star running back Melvin Gordon broke the Big Ten single-season rushing record, previously held by Ron Dayne (2,109), on his first carry vs. rival Minnesota. [ MORE: Relive Week 14 action on our Big Ten scoreboard ] Speaking of Minnesota, David Cobb broke Laurence Maroney’s program record for rushing yards in a season early in his team’s loss at Wisconsin. The other record to fall Saturday was
Ohio State quarterback and possible Heisman Trophy finalist J.T. Barrett broke his right ankle on the first play of the fourth quarter in Saturday's 42-28 victory over rival Michigan.
"Jump Around" is so much fun that even the opposing players like to get in on the action. Just look at Minnesota's Marcus Jones on Saturday night.
Ohio State redshirt freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett will miss the rest of the season after suffering a right ankle fracture in Saturday’s 42-28 rivalry win vs. Michigan. He will undergo surgery Sunday at the Ohio State University Medical Center. The injury occurred on the first play of the fourth quarter, with Ohio State leading 28-21. Barrett was tackled by a trio of Wolverines, and his body bent in an awkward position. The training staff put an air cast on Barrett’s leg and he was taken off the field on a cart. Read the official release about Barrett’s status below. Ohio
And the 2014 Big Ten title game mathup is set! No. 14 Wisconsin took down No. 18 Minnesota to win the inaugural Big Ten West crown and advance to play No. 6 Ohio State in Indianapolis. Also highlighting the Week 14 rivalry slate, No. 6 Ohio State dropped Michigan despite losing star quarterback J.T. Barrett to a season-ending broken ankle on the first play of the fourth quarter. In other Week 14 action, No. 10 Michigan State cruised past Penn State, Rutgers rallied past Maryland, Indiana topped Purdue and Illinois downed Northwestern. Catch up on all of the action on our
With his first carry vs. Minnesota, Wisconsin’s Melvin Gordon moved into the history books. Gordon passed former Wisconsin great and 1999 Heisman Trophy winner Ron Dayne to set the Big Ten single-season rushing record. Gordon now can eye even greater achievements. Could Gordon join Dayne as a Heisman winner? Perhaps. Most straw polls have Gordon running second or third in the race, with Oregon’s Marcus Mariota leading. What would Gordon need to do to enhance his Heisman stock? Keep ticking off 200-yard rushing games—he has three in a row–and lead the Badgers to the Big Ten title with a big
Minnesota needs all the help it can get to win at Wisconsin for the first time since 1994 and clinch the Big Ten West title. And the Gophers’ cause will get a big boost from the return of top rusher David Cobb from injury. During the week, Minnesota coach Jerry Kill wasn’t sure about Cobb’s availability, describing it as a “big question mark” after he left last week’s game at Nebraska in the second half with a hamstring injury. “I know he’ll do his best to go, but we’re not going to risk somebody going out there 90 percent or
We’re collecting the best USA Today photos from Week 14. It’s the last regular-season weekend of 2014, so be sure to go back and look at each of the weekly photo galleries over here. And here’s the live Week 14 scoreboard page.