Joshua S. Kelly
The Orange Bowl was billed as a battle of big-time quarterbacks, pitting Braxton Miller vs. Tajh Boyd. It certainly lived up to its billing as a shootout, as Clemson won a wild 40-35 contest that featured four lead changes and 1,003 combined yards. Miller finished with 269 total yards; Boyd had 497 in one of the best games of the postseason.
Joshua S. Kelly
Braxton Miller passed for 246 yards and two touchdowns, but Ohio State fell to Clemson 40-35 in the Discover Orange Bowl on Friday night. This marked Ohio State’s second straight loss- after having won each of its previous 24 under coach Urban Meyer, whose record in BCS games is now 4-1.
Former MSU and current Pittsburgh Steelers running back Le’Veon Bell was one of many former Spartan players who made the trip out to California to see MSU take on Stanford in the 100th annual Rose Bowl game. I caught up with the former All-Big Ten back after the Spartans memorable 24-20 Rose Bowl win.
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He loves his teammates and he loves the game of football. If you’re an NFL team and that is important to you, then Allen Robinson is an ideal draft pick. He’s also 6-foot-3, has elite speed and can jump much higher than you, or anyone else reading this article. But it’s the other intangibles that are going to make Allen Robinson a successful NFL player.
It’s finally here: My first edition of Big Ten Three-Pointers, my weekly fun and informative look back and forward around the Big Ten hardwood. We offer up scoreboards and other features like BTN Connect daily, of course, but I like to take a concentrated look at the week in one special take. I also have a few notes for you to keep in mind before we dive in.
Time for today’s top Big Ten stories. Let’s start in cold and snowy Wisconsin, where the end to the Badgers’ football season has sent a chill down the spins of many fans. Wisconsin ended the season with consecutive losses to Penn State and South Carolina, as a season with BCS promise melted into a disappointing finish. Does a 9-4 record and bowl loss equal a successful season for Wisconsin?