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Numbers: Crunching stats for title time

November is upon us. It used to be the month when championships were decided. How very 2010. Now, it’s the month when spots in the Championship Game are decided. All in the name of progress… In an odd scheduling quirk, there is just one game in the early window on Saturday – as Minnesota and Michigan battle for the Little Brown Jug in a game you can see on BTN/BTN2Go. Obviously, much of the focus will be on the health of Michigan’s Denard Robinson, after he left the Nebraska game Saturday with an elbow injury. Without him, the Wolverines offense

Week 10: We predict all five games

Every week, BTN.com’s Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) and Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) offer their predictions for each Big Ten football game. We also provide a poll for all of the games so fans can vote for their winners. After nine weeks, it’s Dienhart on top, one game ahead of BTN.com fans and three ahead of Yarina. See our Week 10 predictions and choose your winners in this post. [RELATED: Week 10 Power Rankings | Week 10 Player Rankings | Week 10 Bowl Projections] SEASON RECORDS Tom: 54-20; .730 BTN.com fans: 54-20; .730 Brent: 51-23; .690 Michigan (5-3, 3-1) at Minnesota (5-3, 1-3)

Listen to your Big Ten football coach

Each Tuesday morning during the Big Ten football season the 12 Big Ten football coaches hold a Big Ten teleconference with reporters from around the country. We post the audio Tuesday afternoon for each segment of the call, and we do this every week.  Also @B1Gfootball spotlights a tweet or three from each coach on the call live on Twitter in case you want to follow along online Tuesday mornings. Listen to Coach Brady Hoke:  Listen to Coach Pat Fitzgerald:  Listen to Coach Bo Pelini:  Listen to Coach Mark Dantonio:  Listen to Coach Kirk Ferentz:  Listen to Coach Jerry Kill: 

Week 10 Power Rankings: How 'bout them Huskers?!

With another Saturday in the rear-view mirror, it’s time to take the temperature of the Big Ten. It was a tough week for the Leaders Division, with four of its six teams losing. And a new leader emerged in the Legends, as Nebraska continues to move up. Where do all the teams land in my latest Power Rankings? Find out in this post. [RELATED: Week 10 Player Rankings | Week 10 Bowl Projections] 1. Ohio State (9-0, 5-0). The Buckeyes imposed their will on Penn State, 35-23, to push their record to 9-0. The maligned defense played well, allowing 359

How did we do? Week 9 picks revisited

Before we turn our attention to Week 10, we need to review how BTN.com fans, Tom Dienhart and yours truly did with our Week 9 predictions. It was a rough week for all involved, as BTN.com fans led the way with a 3-3 record. As a result, BTN.com fans tied Dienhart for the top spot in the season standings, at 54-20. I sit three games behind the pace. SEASON RECORDS Tom: 54-20; .730 BTN.com fans: 54-20; .730 Brent: 51-23; .690 Indiana 31, Illinois 17 Tom’s pick: Indiana, 30-29 – Let’s call this the “Desperation Bowl.” The Fighting Illini have lost

Indiana top Illinois, cards first Big Ten win since 2010

Nate Sudfeld came off Indiana’s bench to throw for two touchdowns, and the Hoosiers defense had seven sacks and a pair of key turnovers in a 31-17 win at Illinois on Saturday. The win ended a five-game losing streak for the Hoosiers (3-5, 1-3 Big Ten) that included tight losses to Ohio State, Navy and Michigan State. It also ended an 11-game Big Ten drought that dated to 2010. Sudfeld took over after starting quarterback Cameron Coffman was benched following a first-quarter interception. Sudfeld had 107 yards on 10-of-15 passing. His second scoring pass, a 17-yarder to Shane Wynn midway

3rd quarter recap: Indiana 24, Illinois 17

Illinois’ Donovonn Young led the offense in the third quarter. He ran for 36 yards and caught one pass for 12 yards, but the margin is still seven, as the Fighting Illini trail 24-17. Indiana added to its advantage when Mitch Ewald drilled a 28-yard field goal, the final play on a four-play, nine-yard drive to give the Hoosiers the lead, 24-14. A fumble recovery by Indiana put the Hoosiers at Illinois’ 20-yard line to open the drive. A 62-yard drive that ended when Taylor Zalewski kicked a 20-yard field goal helped the Fighting Illini narrow the deficit to 24-17.

2nd quarter recap: Indiana 21, Illinois 14

Indiana’s Stephen Houston led the offense in the second quarter. He ran for 14 yards and one touchdown and caught a 10-yard touchdown pass, and the Hoosiers now lead 21-14. The two touchdowns give Houston three scores, tying a career-high. Illinois has given up 14 straight points. The Fighting Illini broke the 7-7 standoff when Nathan Scheelhaase took a quarterback draw all the way for a five-yard touchdown run to put a bow on an eight-play, 55-yard scoring drive. The ground game accounted for every yard on that drive. Indiana tied the score at 14 apiece after Nate Sudfeld and

1st quarter recap: Illinois 7, Indiana 7

Illinois’ Nathan Scheelhaase threw for 51 yards and one touchdown and ran for 31 yards in the quarter, and the two teams are tied 7-7 at the end of the first. Indiana tied things up at seven when an eight-play, 75-yard drive ended after Stephen Houston pounded in a two-yard touchdown run. The Fighting Illini got on the scoreboard first, rattling off a nine-play, 73-yard drive that ended in a score when Scheelhaase threw a two-yard touchdown pass to Eddie Viliunas. Scheelhaase’s 28-yard pass to Darius Millines took Illinois from the 27 and across midfield to ignite the drive. The

Week 9 Previews: Legends battle comes to Lincoln

In my preview of this Saturday’s six games, I believe most teams will play with a real sense of urgency. Nebraska and Michigan are two good examples, but Ohio State and Penn State each have something to prove, too. Michigan State and Wisconsin have a history, Iowa leads Northwestern in the standings, and Purdue, Minnesota, Indiana and Illinois each seek their first conference win. I’ll be in Lincoln to cover Michigan and Nebraska, and you can follow me on Twitter @BTNTomDienhart. I’ll track all of the other games with my usual Saturday Snap Reactions. Drop me your questions at the