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Dienhart: Here's my Big Ten midseason report

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Melvin Gordon 71-Yard TD Run vs. Northwestern

The days are growing shorter, as Halloween draws nearer. It all means one thing: We are at the midseason point of the season. Here’s a look back at what we’ve experienced so far in the 2013 season—and a look ahead at what’s about to come in the season-defining home stretch.

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Bowl Projections: Ohio State down to Rose Bowl

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Michigan at Penn State - Top Plays

I’m finally gonna acquiesce to the notion that Ohio State faces a challenge to get to the BCS title game. Yes, the Buckeyes have a great shot to go unbeaten. But that may not be enough for OSU to finish No. 1 or No. 2 in the final BCS standings, as teams like Alabama, Oregon and Clemson are primed to likely finish ahead of Ohio State if they remain unbeaten. So, I’m moving the Buckeyes from the BCS title game to the Rose Bowl.

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Watch our top 10 plays of Week 7

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Week 7 featured more than its share of impressive highlights. From Melvin Gordon’s long TD run to Frank Clark’s scoop and score to Allen Robinson’s late clutch catch, there was something for everyone. Watch our top 10 plays of Week 7 in this post.

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'Journey' cameras tracked Penn State-Michigan

This week on “The Journey: Big Ten Football 2013” presented by Best Buy captured their usual amazing shots from selected Big Ten action, including some great plays from the Penn State-Michigan game. Watch two of them in this post and learn more about Wednesday’s episode.

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Monday links: Where do Wildcats go from here?

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So much happened on Saturday. Where do we start with daily links? How about here, with a look at a Northwestern season that began with such promise but now is filled with questions after two losses in a row. That’s what happens when you play back-to-back games vs. arguably the Big Ten’s best teams–and not Illinois and Purdue, like Nebraska. Still, the Wildcat defeat at Wisconsin was particularly disturbing.

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