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Q&A: David Cobb enjoying his 'dream season'

No player in the Big Ten has been more surprising this season than Minnesota running back David Cobb. When the season began, he was a third-stringer behind Donnell Kirkwood and Rodrick Williams. But when Kirkwood injured an ankle in the season opener vs. UNLV, an opportunity developed. Williams and Cobb shared the load, but Cobb slowly took over and hasn’t looked back.  He’s now one of the top backs in the Big Ten for an 8-2 Minnesota team that’s the surprise of the league. Cobb is fifth in the Big Ten in rushing, carrying 175 times for 942 yards and

Best of Week 13: Here's what's at stake in Big Ten

What’s the best game for Week 13? The top quarterback matchup? What team is on upset alert? Who’s in a must-win situation? As usual, I line up all of that and more in the Best of Week 13. Noon games on BTN/BTN2Go: Illinois (3-7) at Purdue (1-9) and Michigan (7-3) at Iowa (6-4). Don’t forget to use BTN GameFinder. Then the 3:30 p.m. game on BTN/BTN2Go: Nebraska (7-3) at Penn State (6-4). Full TV schedule info is on our football scoreboard page. Let’s get to the best of the best. Best game: It’s the battle for Paul Bunyan’s Axe between

Week 13: We predict all six Big Ten games

Every week during the 2013 football season, BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart, Brent Yarina, Sean Merriman and hoops analyst Stephen Bardo, a huge football fan, make their Big Ten picks. We also provide polls for Big Ten fans to select their winners. Twelve weeks down, Bardo and Merriman sit atop the season standings, at 70-14. Big Ten fans are one game off the pace. [ MORE: Power Rankings | Bowl Projections | Week 13 Previews | Week 13 schedule ] Sean Merriman (@BTNSean) Season record: 70-14 Week 13 picks: Illinois 28, Purdue 24; Iowa, 27, Michigan 24; Michigan State 38, Northwestern 10;

Week 13 Previews: Plenty to play for Saturday

The penultimate week of the season is upon us, with some interesting storylines. Minnesota will try to win the Axe from Wisconsin for the first time since 2003, while Michigan State and Ohio State will look to win outright the Legends and Leaders Division, respectively. The Buckeyes also are aiming for win No. 23 in a row in its quest for the BCS title game. Here’s a look at all of the Week 13 matchups. ILLINOIS (3-7, 0-6) at PURDUE (1-9, 0-6) – noon ET, BTN/BTN2Go Why you should watch: Someone is going to win a Big Ten game! Both

#BTNLive asks: What's the best B1G trophy?

If you’re on Twitter, you can vote in our ongoing series of Big Ten Twitter polls for our weekday TV show #BTNLive weekdays at 6 p.m. ET. On tonight’s show, our experts discuss this question: What is the best trophy in the Big Ten? Options today are: #BTNAxe, #BTNJug, #BTNBucket or #BTNFloyd. Also on tonight’s show, Mike Hall, Jon Jansen, and Stanley Jackson talk to Penn State offensive lineman John Urschel and Michigan State’s  Keith Appling. Our panel will look at how Big Ten Conference standing impacts Ohio State in the BCS standings. Our experts tell us what Wisconsin win

Audio: Listen to your Big Ten coach's teleconference

Each Tuesday morning during the Big Ten football season, the 12 Big Ten football coaches hold a Big Ten teleconference with reporters from around the country. We post the audio for each segment of the call here, and we do this every Tuesday afternoon. Also, @B1Gfootball spotlights a tweet or three from each coach on the call live on Twitter in case you want to follow along online. Listen to Coach Brady Hoke:  Listen to Coach Gary Andersen:  Listen to Coach Bo Pelini:  Listen to Coach Mark Dantonio:  Listen to Coach Kirk Ferentz:  Listen to Coach Jerry Kill:  Listen to

Bowl Projections: OSU gets new Rose Bowl foe

No major shakeups. Stanford’s loss at USC means Oregon is now slated to play Ohio State in the Rose Bowl. But UCLA just as easily could be the foe. The Buckeyes cling to BCS title game hopes, resting at No. 3 in the current standings. But, they’ll need a loss by Alabama or Florida State to get there—while fencing off hard-charging No. 4 Baylor. Stay tuned. Gonna be fun. I have flipped the spots of Michigan State and Wisconsin, with the Spartans now in the Capital One and the Badgers in the Outback. No big whoop, honestly. Wisconsin still harbors

Mailbag: Could Michigan State beat Ohio State?

Just two weeks are left in the regular season, and things are heating up down the stretch. Among the hot button issues: Who is the second-best team in the Big Ten? Michigan State or Wisconsin? Read about that, and more, in my weekly mailbag. Keep those cards and letters coming. Do you think Michigan State could beat Ohio State? I don’t. – Shaun Taylor Anytime a team plays defense like Michigan State plays defense, it’s going to have a good chance to win every game. And, you’ve seen that play out this fall. It would be a classic matchup to

Power Rankings: There's a new No. 2 team this week

Ohio State remains on top with another impressive victory, but I finally am moving Michigan State past Wisconsin and into the No. 2 spot in my power rankings. Yes, that win at Nebraska was that vital. Sorry, Wisconsin. Without a doubt, there seems to be a big drop between the top three teams and everyone else. [ MORE: What did Tom learn in Week 12? | Week 12 honors, grades & stock reports ] POWER RANKINGS PRESENTED BY 1. Ohio State (10-0, 6-0). Yes, the Buckeyes let Illinois get a bit too close in the second half. Still, this was another

Tom's Take: My Week 12 honors, grades & stocks

It’s time to put a wrap on an interesting Week 12 that will be remembered for its blowouts, a wild overtime thriller and a signature victory by Michigan State that clinched at least a share of the Legends Division crown for the Spartans. With that said, here’s a wrap on Week 12 in the Big Ten. [ MORE: Power Rankings: There’s a new No. 2 team this week ] Biggest surprise: Michigan State pulling away from Nebraska and winning fairly easily. The final was 41-28. But, the Huskers added what essentially was a meaningless touchdown in the waning seconds to