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.
Purdue’s Danny Ezechukwu was ejected early in the third quarter from the team’s rivalry game Saturday at Indiana. Ezechukwu, while in the scrum following an Indiana fumble deep in Purdue territory, made contact with the umpire who was trying to get the players up to see who came up with the ball. Indiana running back Tevin Coleman recovered the fumble, and the penalty gave the Hoosiers an automatic first down. It would have been fourth down without the penalty. The final ruling, according to the head official, was a dead-ball unsportsmanlike conduct penalty for contacting an official. Griffin Oakes hit
Ohio Stadium went silent as an announcer called out the name of a missing football player and a police poster seeking information on his disappearance appeared on a monitor.
Welcome to Week 14, the final Saturday of the regular season! Let's take a look at some of the conference's alternate designs today.
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Big Ten Field Pass on BTN2Go, our Web-only live camera on football Saturdays, is at Wisconsin this Saturday and goes live one hour before the 3:30 ET kickoff against Minnesota when the Gophers and Badgers battle for the Big Ten West title. Get with an exclusive look at the pregame activities on the field. This same Field Pass link is also where BTN/BTN2Go will live stream the entire football game in case you’re not near a TV on Saturday. We’ve done each weekend from a select BTN TV game, and our Internet-only cameras take you right onto the field. This live