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How did we do? Week 11 picks revisited

Before we turn our attention to Week 12, it’s time to review how BTN.com fans, Tom Dienhart and yours truly did with our Week 11 predictions. Dienhart and BTN.com fans both went 4-1 to remain tied atop the standings, while I went 3-2 to fall four back. SEASON RECORDS Tom: 63-21; .750 BTN.com fans: 63-21; .750 Brent: 59-25; .702 Purdue 27, Iowa 24 Tom’s pick: Iowa, 33-13 – Hide the women and children. Combined, these teams have eight losses in a row. And each is fighting for its bowl life. But the Hawkeyes have more fight than the Boilermakers, who

Wisconsin runs all over Indiana, 62-14

Montee Ball ran for 198 yards and three touchdowns, James White scored on runs of 69 and 50 yards, and Wisconsin set a school rushing record Saturday with 564 yards in a 62-14 rout at Indiana. The Badgers (7-3, 4-2) will now have a chance to claim their third straight Big Ten crown after clinching a spot in the league’s title game. Ball also moved past 1998 Heisman Trophy winner Ricky Williams and into second place on the FBS career list. He has 77 career TDs, trailing only Travis Prentice of Miami (Ohio) who had 78. [RELATED: Watch all seven

3rd quarter recap: Wisconsin 41, Indiana 7

Wisconsin ran for 173 yards in the quarter, and the Badgers now lead 41-7. Wisconsin, which has scored 24 straight points, expanded its lead to 31-7 thanks to a 10-play, 75-yard drive that ended when Montee Ball pounded in a one-yard touchdown run. Wisconsin went to the air just two times during that series. The Badgers opened up the lead, 38-7, after Ball ran 49 yards to paydirt to end a two-play, 60-yard drive. Wisconsin added to its advantage when Kyle French made a 37-yard field goal, the last of a seven-play, 50-yard drive to give the Badgers the lead,

2nd quarter recap: Wisconsin 24, Indiana 7

Thanks to a mean rushing attack, Wisconsin leads Indiana, 24-7, after the second quarter. The Badgers rushed for 88 yards in the quarter, and both Montee Ball (106 yards) and James White (103) have eclipsed the 100-yard plateau. Meanwhile, the Badgers held Indiana to just 14 rushing yards in the quarter. Wisconsin opened up the lead, 17-0, after marching down the field for a seven-play, 60-yard drive that ended when Kyle French kicked a 24-yard field goal. The Hoosiers got on the board when Cameron Coffman found Ted Bolser on a six-yard touchdown pass to cap a 69-yard drive. The

1st quarter recap: Wisconsin 14, Indiana 0

Wisconsin picked up 177 yards on the ground game during the first quarter, and the Badgers lead 14-0. Wisconsin’s defense shut down Indiana’s aerial attack in the quarter, holding the Hoosiers to 30 passing yards. The Badgers got on the scoreboard first, rattling off an eight-play, 69-yard drive that ended in a score when Montee Ball ran 10 yards to paydirt. The score tied Ball with Ricky Williams on the career TD list. The Badgers added to their advantage when Curt Phillips threw a two-yard touchdown pass to Sam Arneson, putting a bow on an eight-play, 69-yard drive to give

IU football revival takes center stage

Please excuse Indiana if it doesn’t know how to react to the all the fuss around its home game with Wisconsin this Saturday. You see, big football games aren’t common in Bloomington. Big basketball games? Those are as ubiquitous as covered bridges in southern Indiana. But big football games? They seemingly are on the same schedule as Halley’s Comet. But make no mistake about: The denizens of Bloomington have a big football game on their hands—even though Indiana coach Kevin Wilson disagrees. “You guys can say this is a big game, but they’re all big games,” Wilson said in his

Week 11: We predict all five Big Ten 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 10 weeks, it’s Dienhart and BTN.com fans tied for the top spot, three games ahead of Yarina. See our Week 11 predictions and choose your winners in this post. [RELATED: Week 11 Power Rankings | Week 11 Player Rankings | Week 11 Bowl Projections] SEASON RECORDS Tom: 59-20; .747 BTN.com fans: 59-20; .747 Brent: 56-23; .709 Purdue (3-6, 0-5) at Iowa (4-5, 2-3)

Listen to your Big Ten football coach

Each Tuesday morning during the Big Ten football season, all 12 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. Listen to Coach Tim Beckman:  Listen to Coach Kevin Wilson:  Listen to Coach Kirk Ferentz:  Listen to Coach Brady Hoke:  Listen to Coach Mark Dantonio:  Listen to Coach Jerry Kill:  Listen to Coach Bo Pelini:  Listen

How did we do? Week 10 picks revisited

Before we turn our attention to Week 11, we need to review how BTN.com fans, Tom Dienhart and yours truly did with our Week 10 predictions. Believe it or not, we all went a perfect 5-0 in a week that, to be honest, wasn’t littered with many tough games. So, we’ll enter Week 11 with BTN.com fans and Dienhart tied for the top spot. SEASON RECORDS Tom: 59-20; .747 BTN.com fans: 59-20; .747 Brent: 56-23; .709 Michigan 35, Minnesota 13 Tom’s pick: Michigan, 29-28 – The Wolverines’ superior defense will be the difference in what will be a back-and-forth battle

Week 11 Power Rankings: Don't sleep on Indiana

Not a lot of movement in my latest Power Rankings following Week 10 of the season, as Ohio State and Nebraska retained possession of the top two spots. Indiana was the biggest mover, as it continued to turn heads with a home win over Iowa. See where all 12 teams land this week in this post. 1. Ohio State (10, 6-0). The Buckeyes moved to 10-0 with a 52-22 win over Illinois. Now, Ohio State has a week off to prep for the last two games. And they are biggies: at Wisconsin and vs. Michigan. Can Ohio State finish the