It was Rivalry Week in the Big Ten on Saturday, the final day of the regular season, but it was also a week of record-breaking efforts and milestone moments. First and foremost, Wisconsin star running back Melvin Gordon broke the Big Ten single-season rushing record, previously held by Ron Dayne (2,109), on his first carry vs. rival Minnesota. [ MORE: Relive Week 14 action on our Big Ten scoreboard ] Speaking of Minnesota, David Cobb broke Laurence Maroney’s program record for rushing yards in a season early in his team’s loss at Wisconsin. The other record to fall Saturday was
"Jump Around" is so much fun that even the opposing players like to get in on the action. Just look at Minnesota's Marcus Jones on Saturday night.
And the 2014 Big Ten title game mathup is set! No. 14 Wisconsin took down No. 18 Minnesota to win the inaugural Big Ten West crown and advance to play No. 6 Ohio State in Indianapolis. Also highlighting the Week 14 rivalry slate, No. 6 Ohio State dropped Michigan despite losing star quarterback J.T. Barrett to a season-ending broken ankle on the first play of the fourth quarter. In other Week 14 action, No. 10 Michigan State cruised past Penn State, Rutgers rallied past Maryland, Indiana topped Purdue and Illinois downed Northwestern. Catch up on all of the action on our
Minnesota needs all the help it can get to win at Wisconsin for the first time since 1994 and clinch the Big Ten West title. And the Gophers’ cause will get a big boost from the return of top rusher David Cobb from injury. During the week, Minnesota coach Jerry Kill wasn’t sure about Cobb’s availability, describing it as a “big question mark” after he left last week’s game at Nebraska in the second half with a hamstring injury. “I know he’ll do his best to go, but we’re not going to risk somebody going out there 90 percent or
We’re collecting the best USA Today photos from Week 14. It’s the last regular-season weekend of 2014, so be sure to go back and look at each of the weekly photo galleries over here. And here’s the live Week 14 scoreboard page.
Big Ten Field Pass on BTN2Go, our Web-only live camera on football Saturdays, is at Wisconsin this Saturday and goes live one hour before the 3:30 ET kickoff against Minnesota when the Gophers and Badgers battle for the Big Ten West title. Get with an exclusive look at the pregame activities on the field. This same Field Pass link is also where BTN/BTN2Go will live stream the entire football game in case you’re not near a TV on Saturday. We’ve done each weekend from a select BTN TV game, and our Internet-only cameras take you right onto the field. This live
Rivalry week is here, with several juicy clashes. All eyes will be on Madison, though, where Minnesota and Wisconsin will meet in a de facto Big Ten West title game.
Who wins Week 14 Big Ten games? See our team's picks, including Wisconsin writer Evan Flood, and select your winners inside.
The fifth College Football Playoff Poll was released Tuesday night. Ohio State remains No. 6 to pace the Big Ten for a third straight week.
Each Tuesday morning during the Big Ten football season, the 14 Big Ten coaches hold a Big Ten teleconference with reporters from around the country. And each Tuesday afternoon, we post the audio of every coach’s call right here. ***