It’s no secret that the Big Ten lost a lot of talented receivers. Just how much, you ask? All seven of last year’s receiving yards leaders are gone, to be exact, and only two (Devin Funchess and Christian Jones) of the top 10 return. Who will lead the Big Ten this year? See Tom Dienhart, Sean Merriman and Brent Yarina’s picks. RECEIVING YARDS 2013 leader: Allen Robinson, Penn State – 1,432 2014 returning leader: Devin Funchess, Michigan – 748 Tom Dienhart: Christian Jones, Northwestern. With Kain Colter gone, the NU offense figures to lean toward the aerial game. And Christian
The Big Ten lost a plethora of talent at wide receiver, including touchdown reception leader Quincy Enunwa, who hauled in 12 scoring grabs. With Enunwa gone, the Big Ten is certain to feature a new TD reception king. Who will it be? See Tom Dienhart, Sean Merriman and Brent Yarina’s predictions in this post. RECEIVING TD 2013 leader: Quincy Enunwa, Nebraska – 12 2014 returning leader: Shane Wynn, Indiana – 11 Tom Dienhart: Shane Wynn, WR, Indiana. He paced the Hoosiers with 11 TD grabs last season on just 46 receptions. With Cody Latimer (9 TDs) and Kofi Hughes (7)
The Big Ten lost a lot of talent at receiver, including, but not limited to, Jared Abbrederis, Corey Brown, Quincy Enunwa, Jeremy Gallon, Cody Latimer and Allen Robinson. With all of that top-flight production gone, which receiver will have the best 2014 season? See BTN.com’s Sean Merriman and Brent Yarina’s predictions in this post. Sean Merriman Stefon Diggs, Maryland. From a pure talent standpoint, Diggs gets my vote for the top wideout in the Big Ten next season, and it really isn’t even that close. The only question is, how will Diggs respond after having surgery to repair a broken fibula
Week 11 in the Big Ten featured plenty of highlight-reel plays. My two favorite: Ameer Abdullah’s dive into the end zone for the game-winning score at Michigan and Shane Wynn’s incredible diving catch near the sideline vs. Illinois. Didn’t see the plays? Watch them in this post. Also, vote for the top play. Here’s Abdullah making a clutch play for the second consecutive week. In Week 10, let us not forget, Abdullah picked up the all-important 4th-down (Watch it!) that set up the last-second Hail Mary. This time around, he makes a fantastic play to put Nebraska ahead for good.
Indiana is rolling, to put it mildly. The Hoosiers jumped out to a 45-7 first-half lead, fueled by six touchdown drives that were all 75 seconds or less. None were faster than Shane Wynn’s impressive 58-yard punt return, though. Watch Wynn break a few tackles and blow by Indiana State defenders now, and see Wynn’s two other touchdowns in this post. [ RELATED: Check out our Indiana State-Indiana live blog ] Shane Wynn of the #Hoosiers with the punt return if the Year!!!! (#70MinutesIntoTheSeason) — Mike Hall (@BTNMikeHall) August 30, 2013 That isn’t Wynn’s only touchdown on the night. He
The Big Ten offensive, defensive and special teams players of the week and freshman of the week for games on Oct. 8 were announced this morning by the Big Ten Conference. Who do you think won them? Find out inside and watch our latest edition of the Big Ten Blast. Offensive Player of the Week: Taylor Martinez, Nebraska Martinez helped Nebraska rally from a 21-point deficit, the biggest comeback in school history, to defeat Ohio State in the Huskers’ first Big Ten home contest. Defensive Player of the Week: Tavon Wilson, Illinois Wilson returned a fumble 66 yards for a