Throughout the football season, we post a highlight from each Big Ten team and let our fans rate the week’s best plays. We’re building an archive throughout the season, so feel free to backtrack and rank any play. Here’s how it works: Watch the plays and rate them, one being the lowest and 10 being the highest. Don’t forget to come back throughout the day Saturday, because we’ll post each team’s play immediately following its game.
Following the action every Saturday, BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart breaks down what every game, every result means for the teams involved and the Big Ten itself. Week 10 featured a quartet of close games that were in doubt into the fourth quarter, and you can find Tom’s analysis in this post.
(AP) Le’Veon Bell‘s 35-yard touchdown run with 10:58 remaining helped No. 15 Michigan State hold off upset-minded Minnesota 31-24 on Saturday. Bell ran for 96 yards and two touchdowns, and Kirk Cousins threw for 296 yards and a pair of TDs. The Spartans (7-1, 4-1 Big Ten) trailed 24-21 after three quarters before rallying. MarQueis Gray tossed three touchdown passes to Da’Jon McKnight and threw for a career-high 295 yards for the Golden Gophers (2-7, 1-4), who upset Iowa last weekend. Read the full AP recap, see the box score and view the Big Ten scoreboard.
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The Michigan State volleyball team (18-7, 7-6 Big Ten) swept past Iowa (11-15, 1-12 Big Ten), 3-0, on Friday, Nov. 4 in Iowa City, Iowa, to open the first of four straight road contests. For MSU, seniors Jenilee Rathje and Kyndra Abron, and sophomore Alexis Mathewseach tallied double-digit kill numbers against the Hawkeyes. Watch the highlights of that game now. Dive inside for coverage of the Michigan-Nebraska and Penn State-Minnesota match-ups.
Draymond Green scored 15 points and grabbed nine rebounds in Michigan State’s second exhibition game, an 80-58 win over Hillsdale Friday night. The balanced Spartans had eight players with at least seven points, with centers Adreian Payne and Derrick Nix and freshmen Travis Trice and Branden Dawson each scoring 10. Payne also had 10 rebounds, while Trice had six assists and no turnovers.