With another bowl season behind us - a highly successful one, at that - we decided to pick BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart's brain about the conference's 7-1 performance. Get our full Q&A inside.
The Big Ten posted a glistening 7-1 mark in bowls. Only an Outback Bowl loss by Michigan on New Year’s Day kept the league from going 8-0. Bottom line: There was a lot to enjoy. Here is the Best of the Big Ten Bowl Season.
After a slow start, the Badgers took control in the second quarter, forged a 24-14 halftime lead and never looked back behind the play of a strong defense and balanced offense to win the Orange Bowl, 34-24,.
Penn State capped a special season with a resounding 35-28 win vs. Washington in the Fiesta Bowl. It makes some wonder: If there was a six- or eight-team playoff, how would the Nittany Lions do?
Tonight, Ohio State showed that it was playoff-worthy with a dominating 24-7 victory vs. Pac-12 champ USC. Ohio State raced to a 24-0 lead in the second quarter and never looked back.
Northwestern had to turn back a two-point conversion attempt that would have won the game in the final seconds, making for some tense moments for Wildcat fans. But it was worth the stress for NU, which held on for a 24-23 win vs. Kentucky in the Music City Bowl.
The Big Ten went 3-7 in college football bowl games and took part in some of the most memorable moments and games of the season. Tom Dienhart rolls out his Best of the Bowls here.
"Whoa, Nellie!" indeed. Penn State and USC combined to score a Rose Bowl record 101 points in a 52-49 thriller Monday that went the Trojans' way following a last-second field goal. Get BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart's best of the Rose Bowl inside.
Matt Boermeester kicked a 46-yard field goal as time expired, and No. 9 Southern California rallied from a 14-point deficit in the fourth quarter for a spectacular 52-49 victory over No. 5 Penn State on Monday night in the highest-scoring Rose Bowl ever played.
The dreary bowl run continues for Iowa, which has now lost five in a row. The last three bowl losses have been bad, falling 45-28 to Tennessee in the TaxSlayer, 45-16 to Stanford in the Rose and now this 30-3 beating at the hands of Florida.