It’s that time of the week, time for me to reach into my mailbag. Keep those cards and letters coming, as there is much to talk about. This week, Ohio State’s BCS title game hopes, Michigan’s defense, Purdue’s Darrell Hazell and much more. So, let’s get started.
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Ohio State is still on the outside looking in when it comes to playing in the BCS title game (BCS Standings), but plenty of time remains. Don’t fret, Brutus. The Big Ten has a decent shot to get two teams into BCS bowls, with Wisconsin a good bet to finish 10-2 and claim a sweet postseason slot. In fact, I have the Badgers slotted to be an at-large BCS bowl team in this week’s rankings.
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The Big Ten office released its Week 8 Big Ten Players of the Week on Monday, and it includes a pair of first-time honorees. Michigan receiver Jeremy Gallon, the Offensive Player of the Week, highlights the list following his record-breaking 369 receiving yards in a wild win over Indiana. See all the honorees in this post.
What was your favorite play from Week 8 Big Ten action? Was it Carlos Hyde’s video-game-like touchdown run in Ohio State’s comeback win over Iowa? Or maybe Kofi Hughes’ ridiculous catch and touchdown run in Indiana’s wild loss at Michigan? Whatever it was, see if it made our Week 8 top 10 plays. Watch the video in this post.
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It’s Monday, and that means it’s time to take a look at BTN.com’s top 10 most-read stories and most-watched videos from the past week. See both lists in this post.