Big Ten Awards – Week 9

Team of the Week – Minnesota.  How many people coming into this past weekend had the Gophers beating Iowa, who came off 2 Big Ten wins at home?  As an Iowa fan it hurt to see the loss come the way it did, but the Gophers threw the sink at the Hawks, again.  Congrats to Jerry Kill on his first Big Ten win too.

Helmet Stickers – Fitzgerald Toussaint : RB : Michigan – The wolverine Running back ran for 177 yards vs the Boilermakers and 2 scores to help in the Wolverines rout of Purdue

Marcus Coker: RB : Iowa – In the Hawkeye loss to the Gophers, the Iowa running back ran for a career best of 260 yards and a score.  It was the most yards in a loss in a big ten Game since Lawrence Maroney in 2005 for the Gophers vs Wisconsin.

Game of the Week : Ohio State 33 – Wisconsin 29 – For the second straight week the Badgers fall at the hands of a hail mary.  This time Braxton Miller scrambled and bought enough time for WR Devin Smith to break free in the back of the end zone and the two connected for a 40 yard score and sent the Badgers to their 2nd straight conference loss.  The win hurt the Badgers chances going to Indy with the Penn State win over Illinois.

Big Ten Takeaway – A week after Michigan State took the lead in the Legends Division; Nebraska took their manhood away and said “Not so fast” as the Huskers manhandled the Spartans.  Nebraska still has games vs Penn State, Iowa and Michigan left so that may hurt their chances and we can probably all agree its wide open.

National Takeaway – The SEC is rolling.  4 teams in the top 10, and they play each other this week.  But you won’t hear about the second game this weekend much.  Arkansas – South Carolina is going to be just as good as LSU-Alabama. 

My Heisman Ballot – Andrew Luck – QB Stanford : Kellen Moore – QB Boise State : Robert Griffin III – QB Baylor

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