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Week 11 Big Ten NFL standouts

Every Tuesday morning during the NFL season, Brent Yarina singles out the best offensive, defensive and special teams performances by Big Ten products and links to their NFL.com highlights. View all the former Big Ten players on NFL active rosters. See Brent’s Week 11 winners in this post. OFFENSE: Tom Brady, QB, New England: The Patriots scored two touchdowns on defense and added another on special teams, and yet Brady was able to compile a big statistical day. The former Michigan quarterback completed 24-of-35 passes (69 percent) for 331 yards and three scores (Watch TD No. 1 | No. 2

Week 13 Player Rankings: Gardner gets in

There’s plenty of movement in my latest Big Ten Player Rankings following an entertaining Week 12. For starters, white-hot Devin Gardner debuts on the list. See all the changes inside. 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: Tom Dienhart’s Week 13 Power Rankings ] OFFENSE 1. Braxton Miller, QB, Ohio State – Not even Miller’s worst performance of the season can knock him from the top perch. Miller struggled against Wisconsin’s underrated defense, to the tune of 145

Dienhart: My Week 13 bowl projections

The Big Ten bowl picture continues to solidify. Nebraska remains the favorite to get to the Rose Bowl. But with Notre Dame—my projection last week to play the Huskers in Pasadena–now projected to play in the BCS title game, the Cornhuskers have a new foe: Oregon. Michigan (Capital One) and Wisconsin (Outback) remain poised to play in Florida on New Year’s Day. And Northwestern (Gator) also looks to be in prime position to join them after beating Michigan State. [RELATED: Week 13 Power Rankings | Week 13 Player Rankings] Minnesota is the only other bowl-eligible Big Ten team. Purdue (vs.

Week 13 Power Rankings: Ohio State stays on top

Some high drama on Saturday, headed by Ohio State’s 21-14 overtime win at Wisconsin. But no upsets. What’s it all mean? My weekly power rankings didn’t change much as we head toward the last week of the regular-season. But there’s still time for some chaos next Saturday! 1. Ohio State. The beat goes on for the Buckeyes, who moved to 11-0 with a 21-14 overtime win at Wisconsin. And what really was impressive was the fact Ohio State escaped Madison despite not playing well on offense. Last week: 1 Next: Michigan [RELATED: Dienhart: Defense wins this one for Ohio State]

How did we do? Week 12 Big Ten picks revisited

Before we turn our attention to Week 13, it’s time to review how BTN.com fans, Tom Dienhart and yours truly did with our Week 12 predictions. It was a perfect showing for BTN.com fans, which means they jump Dienhart and move into sole possession of first place. Dienhart and I both went 5-1, as we incorrectly picked Michigan State to beat Northwestern. SEASON RECORDS BTN.com fans: 69-21; .767 Tom: 68-22; .755 Brent: 64-26; .711 Penn State 45, Indiana 22 Tom’s pick: Penn State, 44-21 – Expect another big game from Nittany Lions running back Zach Zwinak, which will fuel play-action

Nebraska honors legend Tom Osborne, seniors

Saturday was a special day at Memorial Stadium in Lincoln, Neb. Not only was it Senior Day, the game marked the 500th, and final at Memorial Stadium, of Tom Osborne’s career at Nebraska. The former head coach and current athletic director will retire Jan. 1, 2013, and the school honored him and the team’s seniors Saturday. Watch the school’s halftime tribute to Osborne now, plus see the day’s other tributes in this post. [RELATED: Martinez sets record, Nebraska drops Minnesota] We provided live updates and in-game highlights from the Minnesota-Nebraska game on our Minnesota at Nebraska page. Relive all the

Martinez sets record, Nebraska drops Minnesota

Taylor Martinez threw for 308 yards and two touchdowns to Kenny Bell while becoming No. 16 Nebraska’s all-time passing leader in a 38-14 victory over Minnesota on Saturday. The Cornhuskers (9-2, 6-1), who had to come from behind in the second half in four of its first five Big Ten wins, scored on four of their first six possessions against the Gophers (6-5, 2-5). Nebraska can clinch the Legends Division title – and a berth in the conference championship game against Wisconsin on Dec. 1 – with a win at Iowa on Friday or a Michigan loss at Ohio State

3rd quarter recap: Nebraska 38, Minnesota 0

Nebraska scored two touchdowns, one on offense and another on defense, to increase its lead to 38-0 over Minnesota after three quarters. Nebraska opened up the lead, 31-0, after Taylor Martinez and Kenny Bell combined for a 30-yard touchdown to end a five-play, 74-yard drive. The Cornhuskers drove across midfield after Ameer Abdullah’s 23-yard run from the 47-yard line. [RELATED: Nebraska honors legend Tom Osborne, seniors] Nebraska made the score 38-0 when Stanley Jean-Baptiste intercepted a Philip Nelson pass and returned it for a touchdown. Bell clinched a 100-yard receiving game with 38 yards in the quarter, part of his

2nd quarter recap: Nebraska 24, Minnesota 0

Nebraska stifled Minnesota’s offense, giving up just six total yards in the second quarter, and the Cornhuskers now lead 24-0. Nebraska held the Golden Gophers to negative rushing yardage (-3 yards) in the quarter. The Cornhuskers made their lead 17-0 when Imani Cross pounded in a three-yard touchdown run on the last play of a five-play, 63-yard drive. [RELATED: Nebraska honors legend Tom Osborne, seniors] Nebraska opened up the lead, 24-0, after marching down the field for a five-play, 34-yard drive that ended when Cross ran one yard to paydirt. The Cornhuskers started in good field position when Nebraska returned

1st quarter recap: Nebraska 10, Minnesota 0

No. 14 Nebraska’s aerial assault is on point, as the Cornhuskers lead 10-0 at the end of the first quarter thanks to 98 passing yards in the quarter. Nebraska’s Kenny Bell caught three passes for 50 yards and one touchdown in the quarter. The Cornhuskers got on the scoreboard first, rattling off a six-play, 53-yard drive that ended in a score when Brett Maher kicked a 39-yard field goal. No single play was longer than nine yards on the drive. Nebraska opened up the lead, 10-0, after Taylor Martinez found Bell open for a 36-yard touchdown pass to end an