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Ranking Week 1 Big Ten quarterback performances

After Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller went down with a season-ending injury, the biggest question around the Big Ten became: Who is the top quarterback? Big Ten fans got some answers on Saturday, as we saw several quarterback compile outstanding performances. Here are my Big Ten quarterback rankings from Week 1. 1. Connor Cook, Michigan State. Cook only played one half, but it sure was a special one. The reigning MVP of the Big Ten title game and Rose Bowl hit 12-of-13 passes for 285 yards and three touchdowns in the Spartans’ 45-7 victory over Jacksonville State. More impressive: Cook

Catch up on early Week 1 action: Get scores, stats, recaps & video

The Big Ten won all seven of its early Week 1 games Saturday, including Penn State nipping UCF on a last-second field goal in Dublin. Catch up on all the scores, stats and video highlights in this post. Also, view our Big Ten scoreboard. ILLINOIS 28, YOUNGSTOWN STATE 17: BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY | AP RECAP | ALL VIDEO (AP) It took a while but new quarterback Wes Lunt delivered a come-from-behind 28-17 win Saturday for Illinois over Youngstown State in a season opener. INDIANA 28, INDIANA STATE 10: BOX | PLAY-BY-PLAY | AP RECAP | ALL VIDEO (AP) Tevin Coleman

Penn State nips UCF, 26-24, on last-second Sam Ficken field goal

(AP) Penn State won a thrilling season opener with a 36-yard field goal as time expired to defeat the University of Central Florida 26-24 in front of a raucous 55,000-strong crowd in Ireland. Behind second-half replacement quarterback Justin Holman, the Knights appeared to have scored their own unlikely come-from-behind victory when Holman scored on a 6-yard touchdown run to put UCF up 24-23 with 1:13 left. But Christian Hackenberg – capping a 32-for-47, 454-yard performance – coolly directed a seven-play drive to set up Sam Ficken‘s fourth successful field goal as the Penn State bench swarmed the field. Hackenberg ran

Tom Dienhart's 20 Big Ten football questions for Week 1

It’s Friday, the day before game day. (Well, Michigan State plays Jacksonville State tonight and Minnesota and Rutgers played last night. But, you get my point.) And my mind is filled with questions. Here are 20 to ponder until kickoff. Get our latest Week 1 coverage: 1. How will Ohio State redshirt freshman QB J.T. Barrett perform in his first start? 2. Is Wisconsin making the correct decision at quarterback? 3. Will Iowa’s revamped linebacking corps be OK? 4. Is Purdue’s offensive line better? 5. Will Penn State be able to protect Christian Hackenberg? 6. Can Illinois’ defensive line get