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Bowl Projections: Ohio State down to Rose Bowl

I’m finally gonna acquiesce to the notion that Ohio State faces a challenge to get to the BCS title game. Yes, the Buckeyes have a great shot to go unbeaten. But that may not be enough for OSU to finish No. 1 or No. 2 in the final BCS standings, as teams like Alabama, Oregon and Clemson are primed to likely finish ahead of Ohio State if they remain unbeaten. So, I’m moving the Buckeyes from the BCS title game to the Rose Bowl. [ MORE: Power Rankings | Week 7 grades & honors | What did Tom learn? |

Big Ten office hands out Week 7 individual honors

The Big Ten Conference released its Week 7 Players of the Week on Monday. A pair of Nittany Lions took home superlative honors following their thrilling 4OT victory over previously unbeaten Michigan. See all the honorees in this post, plus watch their highlights. Offensive Player of the Week: Jeremy Langford, Michigan State, Jr., RB Accounted for four touchdowns, three rushing and one receiving, in Michigan State’s 42-28 victory over Indiana Recorded his first career 100-yard rushing game, totaling 109 yards on 23 carries, scoring on runs of two, five and 32 yards Scored on an 11-yard screen pass in the

How did we do? Week 7 Big Ten picks revisited

Before we turn our attention to Week 8, it’s time to revisit how the BTN.com team and Big Ten fans did with their Week 7 Big Ten predictions. Brent Yarina and Stephen Bardo both went 4-0 to move into a first-place tie with Sean Merriman, while Big Ten fans went 2-2. [ MORE: Power Rankings | What Tom Learned in Week 7 | Week 7 honors, grades & more ] Sean Merriman (@BTNSean) Season record: 49-10 Week 7 record: 3-1 Week 7 picks: Michigan State 31, Indiana 17; Nebraska 42, Purdue 17, Wisconsin 38, Northwestern 35, Michigan 31, Penn State

Power Rankings: Wisconsin makes big leap

Another week, more changes to my power rankings, presented by ArcelorMittal. Wisconsin, Nebraska and Michigan State were the big winners, as the Badgers went from No. 4 to No. 2, the Cornhuskers from No. 5 to No. 3 and the Spartans from No. 6 to No. 4. Penn State is also up. Week Seven wasn’t so kind to Northwestern, which dropped from No. 2 to No. 6. [ MORE: Dienhart: Penn State-Michigan game was one for the ages ] POWER RANKINGS PRESENTED BY 1. Ohio State (6-0, 2-0). The Buckeyes are riding an 18-game winning streak, the longest in the

Dienhart: Here's what I learned in Week 7

There were only four Big Ten games on Saturday, but there still was a lot to learn. Wisconsin is good—very good. Purdue? Not so good. Nebraska is sitting pretty. Penn State has life. Northwestern may be on the edge. Oh, and Michigan is a team of mystery. Here’s what I learned. [ MORE: Tom’s Take: Week 7 honors, grades, top 10 & more ] 1. Michigan State is looking scarier and scarier. The Spartan offense came alive in last week’s 26-14 win at Iowa (412 yards). And it showed even more spunk in a 42-28 win vs. Indiana today (473

Analyzing the numbers: Jeremy Langford vs. Indiana

Michigan State running back Jeremy Langford put on a show Saturday in the Spartans’ 42-28 win over Indiana. Langford ran for a career-high 109 yards – his first 100-yard game – and three touchdowns, and he also caught a touchdown pass. The four total touchdowns are the most by a Michigan State player since Edwin Baker in 2010 against Minnesota. [ MORE: Week 7 honors, grades & more | Power Rankings | Week 7 lessons ] Langford did most of his damage on rushes to the left side. He averaged 12.5 yards per carry when running that direction, including his

Tom's Take: Week 7 honors, grades, top 10 & more

There were just four Big Ten games on the docket, but there was plenty of action and drama, headlined by the early front-runner for Game of the Year: Penn State’s four-overtime thriller over Michigan. Michigan State sent a statement with a strong home win vs. Indiana, while Wisconsin showed it will be a force to be reckoned with by dominating Northwestern. Here is a wrap on Week Seven. [ MORE: How did we do? Week 7 Big Ten predictions revisited ] Biggest surprise: Penn State. I didn’t see a win over unbeaten Michigan coming, especially after a 44-24 loss at

Huskers move up, Wildcats drop out of Coaches Poll

The latest Coaches Poll was released Sunday, and Northwestern dropped out following a frustrating Week 7 loss to Wisconsin. Nebraska moved up to No. 21 in the Coaches Poll after a 44-7 blowout victory over Purdue, while Michigan dropped from No. 16 to No. 24 after that 43-40 loss to Penn State in 4OT. Ohio State stayed put, at No. 3. Wisconsin and Michigan State are the first two teams left out of the Coaches Poll. [ MORE: Power Rankings | Dienhart’s Week 7 honors & grades | Dienhart: What I learned in Week 7 ] Coaches’ Rankings Rankings as

U.S. Marine Corps: BTN.com Leaders of Week 7

Every Saturday night during the Big Ten football season, BTN.com posts its “U.S. Marine Corps: Leaders of the Week.” The feature is designed to honor some of the top individual Big Ten performances. Check out our Week 7 stars in this post. Ameer Abdullah, RB, Nebraska. The Huskers’ junior running back was dominant once again this week in Nebraska’s 44-7 blowout win over Purdue. Abdullah carried the ball 20 times for a game-high 126 yards and a touchdown. He broke the 2,000-yard mark in his career, and has now rushed for a touchdown in each of his last three games,

Watch all 6 BTN hockey previews

The Big Ten hockey season has begun, but go ahead and catch up with these six video previews, one for each Big Ten men’s hockey team. And here’s the full BTN TV schedule, too. 2013-2014 Men’s Hockey | Find schedule for all Big Ten Digital Network web-streaming events Date Visiting Team Home Team Time (ET) 10/11/13 Army Penn State 8:00 PM 10/25/13 Boston College Minnesota 8:00 PM 11/29/13 Ohio State Michigan 7:00 PM 1/10/14 Michigan State Ohio State 6:30 PM 1/10/14 Michigan Wisconsin 9:00 PM 1/13/14 Minnesota Penn State TBD 1/17/14 Penn State Michigan State 6:30 PM 1/17/14 Ohio State Minnesota