The Big Ten announced its Week 13 Big Ten Players of the Week on Monday. See all of the honorees in this post. Offensive Player of the Week: Melvin Gordon, Wisconsin, Jr., RB • Recorded 264 all-purpose yards and two touchdowns to lead Wisconsin to a road victory over Iowa • Ran for 200 yards on 31 carries, matching the Big Ten and school record for most rushing yards in a season of 2,109 yards set by former Badger Ron Dayne in 1996 • Became the fastest player to reach 2,000 yards in NCAA history, doing so on his 241st
So, Melvin Gordon had the FBS single-game rushing mark for one week, as Oklahoma’s Samaja Perine broke it on Saturday with 427 vs. Kansas. Here he is talking about it. Of course, loss of the record doesn’t do a thing to diminish what Gordon has done. Just ask Tom Oates of Madison.com. Oates notes that Heisman candidacies aren’t constructed solely of numbers. They also consist of clutch performances, tough performances, winning performances. Gordon’s fourth quarter Saturday at Iowa had a touch of all three. It was very impressive. *** Tough loss for Michigan on Saturday, which fell at home to
Jerry Palm of CBSSports.com has released his latest bowl projections, and he has 10 Big Ten teams in the postseason.
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Ohio State remains No. 7 in the latest Coaches Poll, released Sunday. The Buckeyes, who rallied to beat Indiana on Saturday, are No. 7 for the third straight week. [ MORE: Get our latest Big Ten football coverage ] Michigan State and Wisconsin both move up one spot, to No. 7 and No. 14, respectively. The Spartans routed Rutgers for their second straight win, while the Badgers nipped Iowa to move one game away from the Big Ten title game. Minnesota jumps into the poll, coming in at No. 22 after rallying past Nebraska on the road. The Cornhuskers are
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Ohio State hasn’t lost a Big Ten regular-season game since Nov. 26, 2011, a span that includes a Big Ten-record 23 straight wins following Saturday’s 42-27 victory over Indiana. To get a sense of just how long ago Ohio State’s last Big Ten loss was, here’s some context. It’s been 1,093 days. Ohio State quarterbacks have accounted for 132 touchdowns. Devin Gardner was wearing No. 7, his first of three numbers. Jared Sullinger was in his final year in Columbus. Nick Swisher was still with the New York Yankees. Robert Griffin III was on his way to winning the Heisman
This GIF, courtesy of sbnation.com, is too good not to share. That’s Northwestern true freshman running back Solomon Vault on the bench Saturday in West Lafayette, Indiana, trying to quench his thirst. Only problem is, his helmet – err, facemask – kept getting in the way. Hey, at least Vault had his helmet on and was ready to go should his number be called. The coaching staff has to like that. Vault, who has 108 total yards and two rushing touchdowns on the season, did not compile any stats in Northwestern’s 38-14 victory, which put it one win from bowl