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U.S. Marines Corps: Leaders of Week 13

Every Saturday night during the college football season, BTN.com 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 13? Find out in this post. WEEK 13 GAME BALLS 1. Robert Marve, QB, Purdue: 20-29, 348 yards, 4 TD, 1 INT – You know the story by now, that Marve is playing on one knee and will undergo surgery to repair a torn ACL following the season. That surgery

Snap Reactions: Marve, the star again

Every Saturday throughout the Big Ten football action, BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart offers his immediate thoughts from every Big Ten game. Read Dienhart’s Snap Reactions to Purdue and Norhtwestern’s convincing wins over Indiana and Illinois, respectively. Purdue 56, Indiana 35 1. The Boilermakers showed guts and guile in winning their last three games to become bowl eligible for a second season in a row for the first time since 2006-07. And this one was close, being tied 35-35 late before Purdue scored three touchdowns in a four-and-a-half minute span to seal the victory and win the Old Oaken Bucket

Purdue 56, Indiana 35: Photos, videos & recaps

Akeem Shavers broke open a close game with three scores during a 4½-minute span in the fourth quarter, giving Purdue a 56-35 victory over archrival Indiana on Saturday. Robert Marve threw for a career-high 348 yards and four touchdowns in his final home game – a win that made the Boilermakers (6-6, 3-5 Big Ten) bowl eligible for the second straight year, the first time that has happened since 2006-07. By retaining the Old Oaken Bucket, coach Danny Hope also can make a stronger case to keep his job. Indiana (4-8, 2-6) has now lost nine of the last 11

Week 13: We predict all six Big Ten games

Every week this season, BTN.com’s Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) and Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) have offered their predictions for each Big Ten football game and provided polls for fans to pick their winners. We’re down to the final week of play, and BTN.com fans are in the lead. After 12 weeks, BTN.com fans lead Dienhart by one game and Yarina by five games. See our Week 13 predictions and choose your winners in this post. Listen to Dienhart on Wednesday night’s “#BTNLive.” SEASON RECORDS BTN.com fans: 69-21; .767 Tom: 68-22; .755 Brent: 64-26; .711 [RELATED: Week 13 Power Rankings | Week 13

What to do with Big Ten divisions?

As BTN’s Gerry DiNardo mentioned during Tuesday’s coverage of Rutgers joining the Big Ten, there are three variables to consider when creating the conference’s new divisions: 1. Competitive balance; 2. geography; and 3. rivalries. Right now, no one knows how the new divisions will look, and that includes commissioner Jim Delany. Said Delany on the rumors out there: “Those are news to me.” The only thing that’s a guarantee is there will be change. Whether it’s moving Illinois to the Legends and throwing Maryland and Rutgers into the Leaders – one of the popular rumors – or something else, we’ll

Listen to your Big Ten football coach

Each Tuesday morning during the Big Ten football season the 12 Big Ten football coaches hold a Big Ten teleconference with reporters from around the country. We post the audio Tuesday afternoon for each segment of the call, and we do this every week. Also, @B1Gfootball spotlights a tweet or three from each coach on the call live on Twitter in case you want to follow along online Tuesday mornings. Listen to Coach Brady Hoke:  Listen to Coach Pat Fitzgerald:  Listen to Coach Bo Pelini:  Listen to Coach Mark Dantonio: Listen to Coach Kirk Ferentz: Listen to Coach Jerry Kill:

Dienhart: My Week 13 bowl projections

The Big Ten bowl picture continues to solidify. Nebraska remains the favorite to get to the Rose Bowl. But with Notre Dame—my projection last week to play the Huskers in Pasadena–now projected to play in the BCS title game, the Cornhuskers have a new foe: Oregon. Michigan (Capital One) and Wisconsin (Outback) remain poised to play in Florida on New Year’s Day. And Northwestern (Gator) also looks to be in prime position to join them after beating Michigan State. [RELATED: Week 13 Power Rankings | Week 13 Player Rankings] Minnesota is the only other bowl-eligible Big Ten team. Purdue (vs.

Week 13 Power Rankings: Ohio State stays on top

Some high drama on Saturday, headed by Ohio State’s 21-14 overtime win at Wisconsin. But no upsets. What’s it all mean? My weekly power rankings didn’t change much as we head toward the last week of the regular-season. But there’s still time for some chaos next Saturday! 1. Ohio State. The beat goes on for the Buckeyes, who moved to 11-0 with a 21-14 overtime win at Wisconsin. And what really was impressive was the fact Ohio State escaped Madison despite not playing well on offense. Last week: 1 Next: Michigan [RELATED: Dienhart: Defense wins this one for Ohio State]

How did we do? Week 12 Big Ten picks revisited

Before we turn our attention to Week 13, it’s time to review how BTN.com fans, Tom Dienhart and yours truly did with our Week 12 predictions. It was a perfect showing for BTN.com fans, which means they jump Dienhart and move into sole possession of first place. Dienhart and I both went 5-1, as we incorrectly picked Michigan State to beat Northwestern. SEASON RECORDS BTN.com fans: 69-21; .767 Tom: 68-22; .755 Brent: 64-26; .711 Penn State 45, Indiana 22 Tom’s pick: Penn State, 44-21 – Expect another big game from Nittany Lions running back Zach Zwinak, which will fuel play-action

Purdue edges Illinois, moves closer to bowl game

Akeem Hunt turned a short pass into a 63-yard touchdown, and Purdue took another step toward a second consecutive bowl berth with a 20-17 victory at Illinois on Saturday. Hunt’s big play gave the Boilermakers (5-6, 2-5 Big Ten) a 13-3 lead in the third quarter. After Illinois pulled within 13-10 on a 16-yard touchdown run by Dami Ayoola, Ralph Bolden‘s 63-yard run set up Akeem Shavers‘ 6-yard TD scamper for a 20-10 Purdue lead. [RELATED: Tom Dienhart: Marve continues to amaze] With their first back-to-back Big Ten road wins since 2009, the Boilermakers stayed alive in its chase for