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Ohio State's Braxton Miller

Week 7: We predict all five Big Ten games

Every week,’s Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) and Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) offer their predictions for each Big Ten football game. We also provide a poll for all of the games so fans can vote for their winners. After six weeks, it’s fans and Dienhart tied for the top spot, at 44-13, while Brent sits two games back. See our Week 7 predictions and choose your winners in this post. SEASON RECORDS fans: 44-13; .772 Tom: 44-13; .772 Brent: 42-15; .737 Iowa (3-2, 1-0) at Michigan State (4-2, 1-1) – noon ET, ESPN Tom’s pick: Michigan State, 21-20 – The

Jonathan Brown

Dienhart: 12 questions for Week 7

Week 7 is at our doorstep, but the questions keep coming. Here are my most vexing queries for each Big Ten team with Saturday just around the corner. Read all of my Big Ten coverage here and don’t forget to send any of your questions my way for my weekly Big Ten Mailbag. [RELATED: Week 7 Power Rankings | Week 7 Player Rankings | Week 7 Bowl Projections] Illinois Can the defense get on track? In each of the last three games, the Fighting Illini defense has yielded at least 31 points. And the defense has allowed at least 400

Montee Ball

Best of Week 7: De facto Leaders title game?

This isn’t a great weekend for games, especially with Nebraska and Penn State off. And the league’s two best teams appear to be in mismatches, with Michigan hosting Illinois and Ohio State visiting Indiana. But there are three games with some intrigue. Wisconsin’s visit to Purdue will go a long way in shaping a muddled Leaders Division race. The winner figures to have pole position to earn the division’s spot in the Big Ten title game with Ohio State and Penn State on NCAA probation and ineligible. Northwestern’s visit to Minnesota lost some juice when the Wildcats suffered their first

Michigan Football Fans

Dienhart: My bowl projections as race shapes up

Six weeks are in the books, and the bowl picture is coming into a bit sharper focus … a bit. To review: The Big Ten has tie-ins with eight bowls—but it has only 10 bowl-eligible schools, as Penn State and Ohio State are banned from the postseason in 2012. [RELATED: View our 2012-2013 bowl schedule] With conference play here, schools now are beating up on each other, alternately helping and hurting each program’s bowl stock. The Big Ten should be able to fill all of its slots, with only Illinois and Indiana not in a bowl for now. And while

Matt McGloin

Week 7 Player Rankings: McGloin stays hot

With Week 6 behind us, it’s time for my latest Big Ten Player Rankings. Again, I’m doing these a little different this year. Whereas I used to rank the top 10 players – a practice that was tough due to all the talent on both sides of the ball – I’ll rank the top six offensive and defensive players each week. Why six of both? Because it opens up the field, plus there are six teams in each division. So, consider offense the Legends Division and the defense the Leaders Division, or vice versa. [RELATED: Tom Dienhart’s Week 7 Power

Roy Roundtree

Power Rankings: Wolverines moving on up

How about them Wolverines? Michigan went into West Lafayette and dominated a pretty good Purdue team Saturday afternoon. The performance was exactly what Michigan needed in its first action since struggling at Notre Dame. But what did the 44-13 victory do for the Wolverines’ stock in my latest Power Rankings? Find out in this post. Disagree? Leave your thoughts in the comment box below or tweet me (@BTNTomDienhart). 1. Ohio State (6-0, 2-0). After muzzling Michigan State last week on the road with a great defensive effort and then clubbing red-shot Nebraska with an offensive explosion in a 63-38 victory,

Michael Mauti

How did we do? Week 6 picks revisited

We’ve reached the midpoint of the 2012 Big Ten football season. Before we turn our complete attention to Week 7, though, we need to review how fans, Tom Dienhart and yours truly did with our Week 6 predictions. Dienhart led the way, going 4-1, while fans and I went 3-2. After six weeks, that means it’s fans and Dienhart tied for the top spot, at 44-13. SEASON RECORDS fans: 44-13; .772 Tom: 44-13; .772 Brent: 42-15; .737 [RELATED: Week 7 Power Rankings | Tom’s Week 6 Top 10 | Week 6 Game Balls] Michigan State 31,

DiNardo's Week 6 Sunday Ruminations

Every Sunday during the college football season, BTN analyst Gerry DiNardo hits Twitter to share his thoughts from the previous day’s slate of games. What did DiNardo have to say about Week 6 Big Ten action? Read all of his Sunday Ruminations in this post. [RELATED: Tom Dienhart’s Week 7 Power Rankings] ILLINOIS Sunday Ruminations – #ILLINI -The old saying is 'you get better or worse never stay the same" Illinois improved their effort from last week — Gerry DiNardo (@gerrydinardo) October 7, 2012 Sunday Ruminations #ILLINI Great 2 hear T Hawthorne appears 2 b ok Can't remember seeing as

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U.S. Marines Corps: Leaders of Week 6

Every Saturday night during the college football season, web editor Brent Yarina hands out his weekly Big Ten Game Balls. The series is called “U.S. Marines Corps: Leaders of the Week,” and it’s designed to spotlight the Big Ten’s top individual performances. Who took home the honors from Week 6? Find out in this post. WEEK 6 GAME BALLS 1. Braxton Miller, QB, Ohio State:  7-14, 127 yards, 1 TD, 0 INT; 16 car., 186 yards, 1 TD – Miller was, well, Miller-esque in  helping Ohio State drill Nebraska and remain perfect, the Big Ten’s final unbeaten team. The

Trevor Siemian

Penn State rallies, hands Northwestern first loss

Matt McGloin had the go-ahead score with a 5-yard touchdown run with 2:37 left and Penn State rallied from 11 points down in fourth quarter to beat No. 24 Northwestern 39-28 on Saturday. The Nittany Lions scored three times in the final 9:49, starting with McGloin’s 8-yard touchdown pass to Allen Robinson as the receiver dragged along the back line of the end zone. Michael Zordich had a 2-point conversion run to get within 28-25 before McGloin’s scramble into the end zone sent the homecoming weekend crowd into a frenzy. Penn State (4-2, 2-0 Big Ten) then stuffed Northwestern’s last-gasp