Brent Yarina, Senior Editor, December 3, 2012

We found out where the Big Ten's seven bowl teams were headed Sunday night. Read Tom Dienhart's early thoughts on each game here. Now, it's time to familiarize ourselves a little more with the seven opponents. Who is the key player for each team, and why should we keep our eye on him during the bowl game?

[RELATED: View our 2012-13 bowl schedule]

Meet the Big Ten opponents' key players in this photo gallery below. Click on any picture for player stats and analysis.