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Bowl projections: Six Big Ten teams on Week 11 list

No changes at the top of my bowl projections this week with Nebraska and Michigan taking care of business, and Wisconsin and Northwestern being off. But the “lower-tier” bowls are in flux. I don’t have Purdue, Iowa or Indiana in my projections, meaning the Big Ten will fill just six of its eight bowl slots. The 3-6 Boilermakers—losers of five in a row–must win out to get bowl eligible, finishing at Iowa, at Illinois, vs. Indiana. Not likely to happen. [RELATED: Week 11 Power Rankings | Week 11 Player Rankings] Iowa (4-5) needs two more wins vs. a slate that

Week 11 Player Rankings: OSU's Hyde, Shazier debut

It’s time for my latest Big Ten Player Rankings. There are a couple of names making their debut on this week’s list, and both play in Columbus, Ohio. What other movement was there? Find out in this post. Remember, this feature ranks the Big Ten’s top six offensive and defensive players. So, consider offense the Legends Division and the defense the Leaders Division, or vice versa. [RELATED: Week 11 Power Rankings ] OFFENSE 1. Braxton Miller, QB, Ohio State – Going up against a struggling Illinois defense, it was pretty much a guarantee Miller would do his share of damage

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

Tom's Top 10: Would OSU beat other perfect teams?

Another week is in the books. The AP and Coaches polls are out. Now, it’s time to release my Top 10 for the week. Here’s a look at the good, the bad and the whatever-the-heck-I-feel-like-looking-at as I glance back on Saturday from my Sunday perch. 1. Is there a more thrilling team in the nation than Nebraska? In fact, it is No. 1 on the Cardiac Poll. The Cornhuskers are making a habit of rallying for thrilling wins. There was a 17-point comeback vs. Wisconsin; a 12-point comeback at Northwestern; a 10-point comeback at Michigan State. Keep those digitalis handy,

Nebraska stuns Michigan State in final seconds

Taylor Martinez threw a 5-yard touchdown pass to Jamal Turner with 6 seconds left, giving No. 21 Nebraska a 28-24 win over Michigan State on Saturday night that kept the Cornhuskers tied with Michigan atop the Big Ten Legends Division. [RELATED: Dienhart: “This looks like it will be Nebraska’s year”] The Cornhuskers scored two touchdowns in the final 7:02 to erase a 24-14 deficit. The winning score was set up by a pass interference call in the end zone on Michigan State’s Darqueze Dennard, which gave Nebraska the ball at the 5 when the Cornhuskers would have otherwise had to

3rd quarter recap: Michigan State 17, Nebraska 14

Michigan State picked up 86 yards in the ground game during the third quarter, and the Spartans now lead 17-14. Dan Conroy kicked a 25-yard field goal to break the 14-14 standoff in favor of Michigan State. The play capped off an 11-play, 67-yard scoring drive. The Spartans will start the fourth quarter with good field position on Nebraska’s six-yard line. [ PREVIEWS | BY QUARTER | BOX | PBP | CONNECT | WEATHER ] EDITOR’S NOTE In partnership with Narrative Science, BTN.com posts recaps after every quarter of every Big Ten football game. Use the links above for more info

2nd quarter recap: Nebraska 14, Michigan State 14

Nebraska’s Taylor Martinez threw for 55 yards and ran for 83 yards and one touchdown in the quarter, and the two teams are tied 14-14 at the end of the second. Michigan State broke the 7-7 stalemate when Andrew Maxwell and Tony Lippett combined for a 46-yard touchdown to cap a three-play, 80-yard scoring drive. The Cornhuskers got even after Martinez kept it himself for a 71-yard touchdown run to end a two-play, 88-yard drive that tied the score at 14. The Spartans’ Le’Veon Bell rushed for 58 yards in the quarter to put him over 100 yards for the

1st quarter recap: Nebraska 7, Michigan State 7

Michigan State’s Le’Veon Bell ran for 58 yards and one touchdown in the quarter, and the two teams are tied 7-7 at the end of the first. The Spartans struck first when Bell pounded in an 11-yard touchdown run, the final play of a 10-play, 68-yard drive. No. 21 Nebraska tied the score at seven after Taylor Martinez found Ameer Abdullah open for a two-yard touchdown pass to end a five-play, 75-yard drive. The Cornhuskers’ drive was highlighted by Martinez’s 59-yard run. Nebraska has the ball at its own 21-yard line to begin the second quarter. [ PREVIEWS | BY

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