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Tom's Take: Week 7 honors, grades, top 10 & more

There were just four Big Ten games on the docket, but there was plenty of action and drama, headlined by the early front-runner for Game of the Year: Penn State’s four-overtime thriller over Michigan. Michigan State sent a statement with a strong home win vs. Indiana, while Wisconsin showed it will be a force to be reckoned with by dominating Northwestern. Here is a wrap on Week Seven. [ MORE: How did we do? Week 7 Big Ten predictions revisited ] Biggest surprise: Penn State. I didn’t see a win over unbeaten Michigan coming, especially after a 44-24 loss at

Penn State Nittany Lions quarterback Christian Hackenberg (14) is sacked by Michigan Wolverines defensive end Frank Clark (57) during the first quarter at Beaver Stadium.

Live Blog: Track Week 7 Big Ten action here

We live blogged throughout Week 7 Big Ten action: Here are the results of Saturday’s games: Nebraska 44 Purdue 7; Michigan State 42, Indiana 28; Wisconsin 35, Northwestern 6; Penn State 43, Michigan 40 (4OT). Also check out our Best of Week 7, Power Rankings, Bowl Projections, Player Rankings and Mailbag. Feeling lucky? Pick your Week 7 Big Ten winners. Here are a few handy links … [ PREVIEWS | SCOREBOARD | CONNECT | WEATHER | BTN2GO | GAMEFINDER | VIDEO ] Let’s get to the good stuff.

Week 7 Picks

Week in Review: Looking ahead to four B1G games

It’s time to get you ready for this weekend’s Big Ten football action. Here is a rundown of all four games on the slate and a recap of this week’s news leading up to the big weekend ahead. BTN’s coverage will kick off at noon ET with Nebraska at Purdue. That game will also be available on BTN2Go. Let’s dive into the good stuff here. GAMEDAY LINKS: LIVE SCOREBOARD | BTN CONNECT | BTN2GO | STANDINGS | POLLS NEBRASKA (4-1, 1-0) at PURDUE (1-4, 0-1) – noon ET, BTN/BTN2Go Which player is “on the spot” in Saturday’s Nebraska vs. Purdue

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Next on Big Ten Elite: 2000 Purdue football

Drew Brees is one of the most popular NFL quarterbacks of this generation. But Brees first made a name for himself during his record-setting college career at Purdue. On Saturday at 4 p.m. ET, “Big Ten Elite” profiles the 2000 Purdue football team. In this documentary program, we look back at all the unforgettable moments that led to the Boilermakers’ Big Ten Championship season, the program’s first since 1966. Brees led Purdue to an 8-4 record in 2000, including a perfect 7-0 mark at home. He closed out his career at Purdue with 11,792 passing yards and 90 touchdown passes,

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Get ready for Saturday with this B1G Grid Quiz

Game day is fast approaching, and that means it’s time for my weekly B1G grid quiz. Get out a pad of paper and your trusty No. 2 pencil. This your final chance to show that you have what it takes to maximize your enjoyment of Big Ten football this weekend. I hope you have studied and prepared well. 1. Which team needed a bye the most this Saturday? A. Ohio State B. Illinois C. Minnesota D. Iowa Answer: D. The Hawkeyes are coming off a tough 26-14 home loss to Michigan State, which killed the mojo and momentum of a

Connor Cook

Four Downs: Who rebounds? Who stays hot?

Every team gets four downs to make something happen. So do I. Here are four more predictions, truths, thoughts and more about the coming Saturday to get you fired up. Can Northwestern rebound at Wisconsin? Will Michigan State’s offense play well again? You’ve been telling me plenty with your letters to my mailbag, and hear plenty more on Twitter too (@BTNTomDienhart). Those are just a few interesting things to keep an eye. Keep the opinions coming – football season powers on. 4 PREDICTIONS Ohio State’s BCS title game worthiness will be debated for weeks, as the Buckeyes continue to tick

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Best of Week 7: A light, exciting Saturday ahead

Yes, there are only four games this week, but there still are some interesting storylines. Northwestern’s trip to Wisconsin is a good cross-division clash between schools that haven’t met since 2010. Each has lost to Ohio State this year. Can the Badgers afford a third loss already? Can the Wildcats get up for a second big game in a row? Michigan looks to remain one of two unbeaten Big Ten teams (Ohio State is the other) when it visits Penn State. Michigan State vs. Indiana is a clash between two programs coming off big wins. It’s also a contrast in

Week 7 Picks

Week 7: We predict all four Big Ten games

Every week during the 2013 football season,’s Tom Dienhart, Brent Yarina, Sean Merriman and hoops analyst Stephen Bardo, a huge football fan, make their Big Ten picks. We also provide polls for Big Ten fans to select their winners. Six weeks in the books, Big Ten fans and Merriman are tied for the top spot, at 46-9. Nice work, fans! [ MORE: Week 7 scoreboard | Power Rankings | Player Rankings | Bowl Projections ] Big Ten fans Season record: 46-9 Week 7 picks: See polls below Sean Merriman (@BTNSean) Season record: 46-9 Week 7 picks: Michigan State 31,

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Week 7 Previews: It'll be a great one in Madison

We are approaching the halfway mark of the season rapidly. There are just four games scheduled Saturday, the second time in the last three weeks there will be just four games. Ohio State, Iowa, Minnesota and Illinois are all off. In fact, this is the Fighting Illini’s second bye of the season—and the leaves are still on the trees. Here are my Week 7 previews. [ MORE: Power Rankings | Player Rankings | Bowl Projections | Pick Week 7 winners ] NEBRASKA (4-1, 1-0) at PURDUE (1-4, 0-1) – noon ET, BTN/BTN2Go Why you should watch: The maligned Cornhusker defense


Twitter poll: Which unit faces biggest test?

If you’re on Twitter, you can vote in our ongoing series of Big Ten Twitter polls for our weekday TV show #BTNLive weekdays at 6 p.m. ET. On tonight’s #BTNLive show, our experts discuss this question: Which unit has the toughest matchup Saturday? The choices: #NorthwesternDefense, #UWDefense, #IUOffense, #PSUOffense or #PurdueDefense Select your choice below and tweet out your vote. We’ll be tabulating the hashtag totals all day and throughout the show. The hashtags are:  #NorthwesternDefense #UWDefense #IUOffense #PSUOffense #PurdueDefense