The roundup of everything that happened in Week 11 of the Big Ten season including the recaps of the games, rankings, bowl projections, coach rankings, schedules, and predictions for the rest of the games.
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Big Ten Week 12 Game Rankings
Player of the Week
QB Dwayne Haskins, Ohio State & RB Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin
And throw in Maryland RB Anthony McFarland, too, running 21 times or 298 yards and two scores. Haskins pulled off the win, though, completing 28-of-38 passes for 405 yards and three scores with a pick.
Taylor ran 33 times for 321 yards and three touchdowns, including the game-winner in the third overtime to beat Purdue 47-44.
7. Iowa 63, Illinois 0
Iowa ripped up Illinois with 28 second quarter points and three first half Nate Stanley touchdown passes. The D forced four Illini turnovers and allowed just 220 yards.
6. Penn State 20, Rutgers 7
Trace McSorley threw two touchdowns and the defense held down the Rutgers offense – allowing just a fourth quarter touchdown – as Penn State got through.
5. Nebraska 9, Michigan State 6
It wasn’t pretty, but Nebraska got three Barret Pickering field goals in the fourth quarter to hold down a punchless Michigan State offense.
4. Northwestern 24, Minnesota 14
The Wildcats pulled off the win with 11 fourth quarter points including a Clayton Thorson touchdown day to put it away.
3. Michigan 31, Indiana 20
Michigan survived and advanced as the D clamped down allowing just three second half points. Shea Patterson threw a touchdown pass and Karan Higdon put it away with a third quarter scoring run.
2. Wisconsin 47, Purdue 44 3OT
The first half was awful, the second half and the overtimes were brilliant. Jonathan Taylor ran for 321 yards and four scores as the Badgers overcame David Blough’s 386-yard, four touchdown day.
1. Ohio State 52, Maryland 51 OT
Maryland rolled at will on the ground – with Anthony McFarland running for 298 yards and two scores – but the defense couldn’t stop Dwayne Haskins, who threw three touchdown passes and ran for three more, including one in OT. The Terps scored in overtime, but Tyrrell Pigrome misfired on a two-point conversion attempt.