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Week 7 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 7 winners in this post. OFFENSE: Drew Brees, QB, New Orleans – In Brees’ first action since breaking Johnny Unitas’ record for most consecutive games with a touchdown pass, the former Boiler threw four touchdowns (Watch TD passes) for the second straight game. All four scoring strikes came in the first half, and Brees finished the game

Dienhart: My Week 9 Big Ten bowl projections

Michigan further solidified its status as the Rose Bowl front-runner in the Big Ten with a third win in a row. This time, the Wolverines dumped Michigan State, 12-10, ending the Spartans’ four-game winning skein in the series. A victory at Nebraska this week will put Michigan in the driver’s seat in the Legends Division—and as the Big Ten’s best bowl-eligible team. Wisconsin also padded its resume with a 38-13 domination of Minnesota. The 6-2 Badgers look to be in control in the Leaders and may round into the best team in the Big Ten before it’s all said and

Week 9 Player Rankings: Ryan on the rise

With Week 8 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: Week 9 Power Rankings |

Week 9 Power Rankings: Badgers stay white hot

This is the Wisconsin we all expected at the beginning of the season. The last three games, the Badgers have outscored foes 107-41 and outgained them 1,485 yards to 781. Those offensive line troubles are ancient history and the defense has played well all season long. Where do the surging Badgers land on my latest Power Rankings? See my Week 9 Power Rankings in this post. [RELATED: Where are Big Ten teams ranked in latest polls?] 1. Ohio State (8-0, 4-0). The 29-22 overtime win over Purdue wasn’t pretty—but the team showed toughness and resourcefulness in the face of adversity.

How did we do? Week 8 picks revisited

Before we turn our attention to Week 9, we need to review how BTN.com fans, Tom Dienhart and yours truly did with our Week 8 predictions. Everyone involved went 4-2, meaning Dienhart remains on top, one game ahead of BTN.com fans. All of us missed the Indiana-Navy game. The other misses: Dienhart and myself were wrong on the Nebraska-Northwestern game, while BTN.com fans had Iowa over Penn State. SEASON RECORDS Tom: 52-16; .765 BTN.com fans: 51-17; .750 Brent: 49-19; .721 Ohio State 29, Purdue 22 (OT) Tom’s pick: Ohio State, 55-13 – Are there two more diametrically opposed programs in

Miller goes down, Guiton sends OSU past Purdue in OT

Kenny Guiton came off the bench in relief of injured star quarterback Braxton Miller to lead touchdown drives in the final minute of regulation and in overtime, with Carlos Hyde scoring on a 1-yard run to clinch No. 7 Ohio State’s 29-22 victory over Purdue on Saturday. [AP: Miller ‘fine’ after being hurt in Buckeyes’ win] Purdue (3-4, 0-3 Big Ten) led 22-14 when Ohio State got the ball with just 47 seconds left in regulation. Guiton, inserted when Miller went out with an undisclosed injury late in the third quarter, hit Chris Fields on a 2-yard touchdown pass with

3rd quarter recap: Purdue 20, Ohio State 14

Carlos Hyde had a productive quarter for Ohio State. He ran for 33 yards and one touchdown, but the margin is still six, as the Buckeyes trail 20-14. Hyde’s two-yard touchdown run put Ohio State on top 14-13, the finishing touch on a seven-play, 80-yard drive. The biggest news of the quarter, however, was an injury to Ohio State’s Braxton Miller. The star quarterback was hurt on a long carry late in the quarter and needed to be helped to the sideline. He was later taken to the locker room on a cart. Caleb TerBush’s 31-yard touchdown pass to Gary

2nd quarter recap: Purdue 13, Ohio State 7

The second quarter saw both teams combine for no points and two turnovers, and the margin is still six, as Purdue leads 13-7. Purdue’s Caleb TerBush threw a costly interception in the end zone on an extended drive that saw the Boilers dominate time of possession. Braxton Miller’s interception came on a Hail Mary attempt with no time left. Ohio State will have possession to start the second half. [ PREVIEWS | BY QUARTER | BOX | PBP | CONNECT | WEATHER ] EDITOR’S NOTE In partnership with Narrative Science, BTN.com posts recaps after every quarter of every Big Ten football

1st quarter recap: Purdue 13, Ohio State 7

Purdue used two big plays to jump out to a 13-7 lead in the first quarter at Ohio State. Purdue opened the game with Caleb TerBush throwing an 83-yard touchdown pass to Akeem Shavers on the first play, and Akeem Hunt returned a kickoff 100 yards for a touchdown. Ohio State scored its touchdown on a Braxton Miller 8-yard scamper, capping a 67-yard drive. Purdue has the ball at its own 33-yard line to begin the second quarter. [ PREVIEWS | BY QUARTER | BOX | PBP | CONNECT | WEATHER ] ** ** Read more from BTN.com’s Tom Dienhart on

Week 8 Previews: Big Ten Legends battle brewing

In my preview of Saturday’s six games, I take closer looks at one big rematch (Nebraska at Northwestern), a pair of major rivalries (Michigan State at Michigan, Minnesota at Wisconsin), two more with some intriguing recent history (Penn State at Iowa, Purdue at Ohio State), and a non-conference game with a Big Ten team hungry for a win (Indiana at Navy). I’ll be in Evanston on Saturday covering the Huskers as they seek revenge for last year’s loss to the Wildcats, so follow me on Twitter @BTNTomDienhart. I’ll also be tracking all of the other games with my usual Saturday