Sean Merriman, web editor, October 23, 2014

There are five Big Ten clashes on Saturday's slate. I sat down with BTN senior writer Tom Dienhart and asked him to point out three Big Ten players who are on the spot in Week 9. Watch his answers above.


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

1. Michigan QB Devin Gardner

For Michigan to have any hope at all to turn the tables in this rivalry, Gardner is going to have to have a big ballgame.

2. Penn State QB Christian Hackenberg

He's going to have to figure out some way to stay upright and make some plays downfield against an Ohio State team that's playing as well as anyone in the conference right now.

3. Maryland WR Stefon Diggs

He's going to pose some problems for Wisconsin's defense, which is very good. This could keep the running lanes open for the Terrapins' ground attack.