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Big Ten in Review: The top 10 stories of Week 1

Football is back. Everyone has to be thrilled about that, right? The Big Ten went 10-2 in the opening week of the season, including Michigan State’s comeback win over ranked Boise State. See BTN.com’s top 10 stories from a newsworthy last seven days in this post. And don’t forget to check us out on football Saturdays. We’ve got some fun stuff, including BTN Connect, BTNRewardsU, live scoreboard, and quarter-by-quarter updates during games. Look back at this week’s games: Alabama 41, Michigan 14; Illinois 24, W. Michigan 7; Indiana 24, Indiana State 17; Iowa 18, N. Illinois 17; Michigan State 17,

Tom's Top 10: Nicknaming Devin Smith's TD grab

It was an entertaining opening week of Big Ten football. See my 10 observations—some whimsical, some fact based, some opinionated—from the Big Ten’s 10-2 performance. 1. The Snag. That’s what I’m gonna call it—because that’s what it was. Devin Smith’s one-handed touchdown snag of a Braxton Miller pass early in the second quarter of Ohio State’s pasting of Miami (Ohio) was nothing short of fabulous. In fact, I doubt any catch will top “The Snag” all season. Go ahead and try. 2. Surprise, surprise! Who thought Nebraska QB Taylor Martinez would toss five touchdown passes and throw for 354 yards

Miller, Martinez enter Big Ten Player Rankings

With Week 1 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. OFFENSE 1. Montee Ball, RB, Wisconsin

Dienhart: Bell, Spartans top Big Ten Power Rankings

It’s Sunday, and that means it’s time for my weekly Big Ten Power Rankings. Where does your Big Ten team fall on my list following Week 1 action? See in this post. Disagree with my rankings? Leave your thoughts in the comment box at the bottom of the post or tweet me @BTNTomDienhart. Read all my Big Ten coverage here, and don’t forget to send me any questions you may have for my weekly Big Ten Mailbag. [BTN.com: See Brent Yarina’s Week 2 Big Ten Player Rankings] 1. Michigan State. No, the 17-13 victory over Boise State wasn’t pretty. But

Week 1 Top 10 Plays: One-handed TD grab takes No. 1 spot

Big Ten players were responsible for several terrific plays during Week 1 action. Who can forget Devin Smith’s remarkable one-handed touchdown grab or Le’Veon Bell’s ridiculous run where he hurdled a would-be Boise State tackler? Those are just two of the many highlights the Big Ten put on during its 10-2 opening week. See my top 10 plays, plus a memorable official call, in this post. Also, if you like highlights, make your own reel with our video mashup, presented by La Quinta. [BTN.com: See who took home Week 1 game balls] [BTN.com: Miller, Martinez enter our latest Big Ten

DiNardo's Week 1 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 the Big Ten after the opening weekend of the season? Read all of his Sunday Ruminations in this post. [BTN.com: Dienhart: 5 things I learned in Week 1 | Week 1 game balls] [VIDEO: Watch our Week 1 Top 10 plays] Sunday Ruminations – #ILLINI coaches under more pressure than most first year staffs because of taking over a talented roster – Great start — Gerry DiNardo (@gerrydinardo) September

Dienhart: My snap reactions to afternoon games

Earlier Saturday, I offered my snap reactions from the Big Ten’s first four games. With the afternoon games now in the books, it’s time to share what I learned from Iowa, Nebraska, Purdue and Wisconsin’s wins. Nebraska and Purdue cruised to victory, however Iowa and Wisconsin both received stiff tests that went down to the wire. See my snap reactions from the afternoon games in this post. Purdue 48, Eastern Kentucky 6 1. Moments before the game, Purdue announced that starting quarterback Caleb TerBush was suspended for the game. No problem. Robert Marve took over and looked like an All-American

Purdue rolls E. Kentucky, 48-6

Robert Marve passed for a career-high 295 yards and matched a career best with three touchdowns to help Purdue defeat Eastern Kentucky 48-6 on Saturday in both teams’ season opener. Marve started because previously declared starter Caleb TerBush was suspended one game for violating team rules. He hadn’t thrown three touchdowns since 2008, when he was the starter at Miami. Akeem Shavers ran for 74 yards and O.J. Ross caught eight passes for 71 yards. Purdue gained 542 yards against coach Danny Hope’s alma mater, where he was the head coach from 2003 to 2007. The Boilermakers held Football Championship

Did You See This? Big Ten NFL Preseason Highlights

The 2012 NFL season kicks off Wednesday night, which means it’s time to look back at some of the best plays Big Ten products made during the exhibition season. Watch all the highlights, via links to NFL.com, in this post. And with opening day just around the corner, teams are currently making final cuts. Unfortunately, the list includes several Big Ten names. VIDEO FEATURES Is Brady the Best QB of All Time? Great Expectations for Russell Wilson EXHIBITION HIGHLIGHTS Illinois A.J. Jenkins 12-yard touchdown catch Mikel Leshoure 2-yard touchdown run Mikel Leshoure 33-yard reception Michael Hoomanawanui 9-yard touchdown Iowa Jordan

Week 1 Previews: Let's Look At Saturday's Games

Every week, I’m ranking Saturday’s games, from the best to the worst. Which game is No. 1 this week? See my Week 1 Rankings in this post. Also, BTN.com will do something a little different for game coverage this season, as we’ve created a new Rapid Recap posts for each quarter of every football game. Here are the links for tomorrow during the games: Illinois vs. W. Michigan, Iowa vs. Northern Illinois, Michigan vs. Alabama, Nebraska vs. Southern Miss, Northwestern vs. Syracuse, Ohio State vs. Miami (OH), Penn State vs. Ohio, Purdue vs. Eastern Kentucky and Wisconsin vs. Northern Iowa.