What was the biggest Week 13 surprise? How about the biggest disappointment? Check out Tom Dienhart's weekly Big Ten recap.
Week 13 is in the books, and Ohio State has clinched a berth in the Big Ten title game. The Buckeyes will play the winner of next week’s Minnesota-Wisconsin game on BTN. Relive all of the Week 13 action on our Big Ten scoreboard. Here are today’s full results: Wisconsin edged Iowa and Maryland rallied past Michigan in afternoon action. In a busy slate of early action, Ohio State took down Indiana, Michigan State rolled Rutgers, Minnesota stunned Nebraska, Illinois nipped Penn State and Northwestern dropped Purdue. Get links to catch up on all of the Week 13 games below.
Jalin Marshall entered Saturday’s game vs. Indiana with four touchdowns. He matched that total in the second half of Ohio State’s 42-27 victory. Or, to be more exact, in the final 17:20. It all started with a 54-yard punt return to give the highly favored Buckeyes the 21-20 lead with 2:20 left in the third quarter. From there, it was all Marshall, as he scored on a six-yard shovel pass, a silly one-handed 15-yard scoring strike and, to finish it all off, a 54-yard reception, also on a shovel pass. It was just the kind of performance Marshall was looking
A new episode of “Big Ten Elite” spotlighting the 1996 11-1 Ohio State football team airs Sunday night at 9 p.m. ET. In the extended video clip in this post, watch key members of that Buckeyes team describe the tough loss to Michigan before the Buckeyes went on to the Rose Bowl. The 1996 Buckeyes opened the season with 10 straight wins highlighted by back-to-back triumphs over Notre Dame and Penn State. After losing 13-9 to the Wolverines, the Buckeyes capped off their season with a thrilling come-from-behind win against Jake Plummer and Arizona State in Pasadena. Ohio State finished
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The final two weeks of the season are on our doorstep. Ohio State remains in firm control of the East Division. But the West is up for grabs among four schools.
Welcome to Week 13, the first time all 14 teams are in action during the conference season. We have a trio of games on BTN/BTN2Go, including two at noon ET: Indiana at No. 6 Ohio State (watch live on BTN2Go) and Rutgers at No. 11 Michigan State (watch live on BTN2Go). To make sure which game you will get at noon ET, use BTN’s GameFinder. Our other game, at 3:30 p.m. ET, is Maryland at Michigan (watch live on BTN2Go). The Wolverines, one win away from bowl eligibility, will be looking to punch their postseason ticket. Just follow the instructions
It was interesting to see the report that Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller plans to return to Ohio State for his senior season in Columbus – for now. The emergence of redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett has caused many to speculate and wonder if the two-time Big Ten MVP can win back his old job next season after suffering a season-ending shoulder injury in August. NFL.com is reporting this: “Two sources close to Miller, however, say the quarterback’s plan for now is to remain at Ohio State and lead the Buckeyes in 2015, according to NFL Media’s Albert Breer.” Read more
Who wins Week 13 Big Ten games? See our team's picks, including Purdue writer Mike Carmin, and select your winners inside.
USA TODAY released its annual list of NCAA college football coaches salaries Wednesday, and the Big Ten has four of the 10 highest-paid coaches. Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio comes in at No. 2 to pace Big Ten coaches ($5,636,145), trailing only Alabama’s Nick Saban ($7,160,187). Ohio State’s Urban Meyer is No. 6 ($4,536,640), Penn State’s James Franklin No. 8 ($4,300,000) and Iowa’s Kirk Ferentz No. 9 ($4,075,000). The Big Ten is tied with the SEC with four coaches in the top 10. Bob Stoops (Oklahoma) and Charlie Strong (Texas) are the only others among the 10 highest-paid coaches. How did