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The week that was: Week 7's top 10 stories

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Team Jack

Basketball is in the air, Big Ten fans. Teams have started practice and there are still a few “Midnight Madness” events to look forward to this weekend. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves, though, because it’s still football season. See’s top 10 most-read stories of Week 7 in this post. Also, watch our terrific “Team Jack” feature, a story that happens to land two spots on this list, now.

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Power Rankings: Badgers, Ball making moves

Montee Ball

Montee Ball Talks Postgame About Record-Setting Day

Montee Ball and the Wisconsin offense sure look like they are back. While still not nearly as explosive as last season’s unit, the offense has found its footing. After all, it went for 645 yards of offense in its 38-14 win at Purdue.

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How did we do? Week 7 picks revisited


Week 7 Sights and Sounds

Before we turn our attention to Week 8, we need to review how fans, Tom Dienhart and yours truly did with our Week 7 predictions. Dienhart led the way, at 4-1, good enough to move him into sole possession of first place in the season standings. fans and myself both went 3-2.

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Michigan dominates, shuts out Illinois, 45-0

Denard Robinson

Illinois at Michigan - Football Highlights

Denard Robinson threw two touchdown passes and ran for two scores, leading No. 25 Michigan in a 45-0 win over Illinois on Saturday. The Wolverines (4-2, 2-0 Big Ten) got a scare when Robinson left the game with an undisclosed injury late in the first quarter. He missed just one-plus possessions, though, and returned to score on a 6-yard run to put Michigan up 17-0 late in the first half.

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