We take a look at stories on one offensive line and one defensive line in today’s installment of Big Ten Links. Also, Urban Meyer is keeping an eye on the AP poll while Illinois fans are taking a long, hard look at Tim Beckman. One longtime Big Ten writer breaks out some wild stats from the season so far while another continues to grade the units at Penn State. Let’s get to the roundup of stories in this post.
Drew Brees broke Johnny Unitas’ NFL record for most consecutive games with a TD pass in 48 straight games. Did anyone see any of this coming for the former standout Purdue quarterback? And how good can Brees be when his career eventually ends? Also, Russ Lande updates his Top 10 Big Ten NFL draft prospects, and there is movement among the names. Watch last week’s list in the video in this post to get ready for tonight. Our panel discuss that and more on tonight’s “The Next Level” at 5:30 p.m. ET on BTN & BTN2Go.
This isn’t a great weekend for games, especially with Nebraska and Penn State off. And the league’s two best teams appear to be in mismatches, with Michigan hosting Illinois and Ohio State visiting Indiana.
It’s halftime, if you will, so let’s review. It seems crazy, but we’re halfway through conference play already. So with that being said, I think it’s suitable to sit back and reflect on where each of our seven teams is at this point. See my first-half analysis for every Big Ten team in this post.
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The question was posed, and BTN football analysts Howard Griffith and Chris Martin gave their educated answers. So, which electric running quarterback is more crucial to his team: Braxton Miller or Denard Robinson?
Six weeks are in the books, and the bowl picture is coming into a bit sharper focus … a bit. To review: The Big Ten has tie-ins with eight bowls—but it has only 10 bowl-eligible schools, as Penn State and Ohio State are banned from the postseason in 2012.
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