Sean Merriman, web editor, October 10, 2014

There are five Big Ten clashes on Saturday's slate. I sat down with BTN senior writer Tom Dienhart and asked him to pick out three Big Ten players who are on the spot in Week 7. Watch his answers above.


Here?s a snippet of what Dienhart said about his three players.

1. Northwestern RB Justin Jackson

Slowly but surely, we've seen this guy emerge as the go-to guy in the backfield for Northwestern when they want to run the ball.

2. Minnesota QB Mitch Leidner

Leidner's going to have to hit those open receivers in order to open up that Northwestern defense, which is pretty good.

3. Penn State QB Christian Hackenberg

The running game has been stagnant to non-existent, putting more pressure on Hackenberg.