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Video: Norries Wilson accepts blame for Rutgers' 4th-down spike

The Michigan State-Rutgers game was a wild one, and it saved its wildest moment for the final seconds. [ MORE: Week 6 scoreboard | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Best of Week 6 | Week 6 picks revisited | Week 6 uniforms | Video: Jehu Chesson returns opening kick for TD | Video: Braxton Miller highlight grab | Video: Norries Wilson takes blame | Video: Randy Edsall gets passionate ] With the clock ticking down and Rutgers in Michigan State territory trailing 31-24, the Spartans sacked Chris Laviano on third down. The Scarlet Knights rushed to the

Here's what Big Ten football teams wore in Week 6

Week 6 marked the first week of every game featuring Big Ten teams. [ MORE: Week 6 scoreboard | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Best of Week 6 | Week 6 picks revisited | Week 6 uniforms | Video: Jehu Chesson returns opening kick for TD | Video: Braxton Miller highlight grab | Video: Norries Wilson takes blame | Video: Randy Edsall gets passionate ] As is the case every week nowadays, several Big Ten teams wore new or alternate uniform designs in Week 6. Indiana, playing at Penn State, was the most noticeable, donning its state

No. 4 Michigan State holds off feisty Rutgers, 31-24

Freshman LJ Scott scored on a 3-yard run with 43 seconds to play and No. 4 Michigan State won ugly for the second straight week with a 31-24 victory over Rutgers on Saturday night.

Dienhart: Jordan Canzeri, 'vintage' Iowa impress en route to 6-0

IOWA CITY, Iowa – There goes Jordan Canzeri, bolting off tackle 75 yards in the brilliant Iowa sunshine. Touchdown Iowa! [ MORE: Week 6 scoreboard | Big Ten standings | Big Ten stats | Week 6 uniforms | Canzeri, Iowa have “vintage effort | Video: Jehu Chesson returns opening kick for TD | Video: Braxton Miller highlight grab | Video: Randy Edsall gets passionate ] And so it went on this glorious homecoming afternoon. Canzeri’s third quarter mad dash gave Iowa a 23-13 lead. And, it essentially iced the game in which the Hawkeyes rode Canzeri all day—and showed why

Catch up on late afternoon Week 6 Big Ten football games

No. 18 Michigan shut out No. 13 Northwestern, 38-0, Wisconsin rallied to beat Nebraska, 23-21, and Minnesota routed Purdue, 41-13, in late afternoon Big Ten action. Catch up on all of today’s action on our Big Ten scoreboard. Looking for available live in-game highlights? We got them! Check us out on YouTube and on Facebook and on Twitter (use the links below for school Twitter accounts): Illinois football highlights Indiana football highlights Iowa football highlights Maryland football highlights Michigan football highlights Michigan State football highlights Minnesota football highlights Nebraska football highlights Northwestern football highlights Ohio State football highlights Penn State

Watch Randy Edsall's passionate response to reporter's question

According to multiple media reports, Randy Edsall was rumored to be coaching his final game at Maryland, win or lose, Saturday afternoon at Ohio State. [ MORE: Get Week 6 Big Ten scores, stats & AP recaps ] The Terrapins gave the defending national champs and top-ranked Buckeyes quite the game for two-plus quarters before falling 49-28. Edsall was asked about his future during his post press conference, and one reporter asked the coach if it was unique for him to be shaking all of his players’ hands before the game. Edsall gave this passionate response: “Have you been to

#BTNStandout: Jehu Chesson takes the opening kickoff for a TD

Michigan wanted to get off to a fast start against Northwestern on Saturday afternoon. [ MORE: Catch up on all of today’s Week 6 action on our Big Ten scoreboard ] Mission accomplished. Jehu Chesson took the opening kickoff of the game 96 yards for a touchdown, bringing Wolverine fans to their feet. Check it out at the top of the post. Talk about a great start! Looking to watch the rest of the game but not near a TV? We’ve got you covered! Watch here on our BTN2Go mobile app. Enjoy, Michigan fans! Here’s a trio of great pictures

#BTNStandout: Braxton Miller makes a highlight catch

Ohio State coach Urban Meyer said he wanted to get Braxton Miller the ball more often this week. [MORE: Track all of today’s Week 6 action on our Big Ten scoreboard ] Mission accomplished. Watch this play, and you can see why. Leading 14-7 midway through the second quarter, Cardale Jones aired it out to Miller, who made an incredible diving catch. The following play, Jones hooked up with Miller yet again, this one for a 19-yard touchdown strike. Earlier in the game, Miller had an incredible shake and bake move, which electrified the crowd. Check it out. Welcome back,

Catch up on today's early Week 6 Big Ten Football action

Big Ten fans were treated to three outstanding football games on Saturday afternoon, highlighted by No. 1 Ohio State’s 49-28 win over Maryland. Catch up on all of today’s Week 6 action on our Big Ten scoreboard. Looking for available live in-game highlights? We got them! Check us out on YouTube and on Facebook and on Twitter (use the links below for school Twitter accounts): Illinois football highlights Indiana football highlights Iowa football highlights Maryland football highlights Michigan football highlights Michigan State football highlights Minnesota football highlights Nebraska football highlights Northwestern football highlights Ohio State football highlights Penn State football

DiNardo examines Ohio State's mental approach to football

On Saturday’s “Big Ten Football Pregame Show,” we aired a feature story on the Ohio State football team’s psychological approach to football games. [ MORE: Track today’s Week 6 action on our Big Ten scoreboard ] BTN analyst Gerry DiNardo sat down with Ohio State coach Urban Meyer as well as an expert on the performance of people and organizations to talk about how the Buckeyes mentally prepare for events. That expert is Tim Kight, who is the CEO and Founder of Focus 3. Meyer and Kight met just two years ago, but he was quickly become an intriguing part