ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- You know my feelings on the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year race. It's over in my mind, as Purdue defensive end Ryan Kerrigan has done enough to win it.
But when it comes to pure playmaking ability, Wisconsin junior defensive end J.J. Watt is at the top of the list. No Big Ten defender has made more big plays at pivotal times this season than Watt, who just added another one to his résumé.
Watt, who entered Saturday's game with six pass breakups, tipped a Denard Robinson pass and came down with his first interception of the season. Robinson had been heating up as a passer to that point, and Watt's tip and pick likely seals this game for Wisconsin.
There are some outstanding defensive ends in college football, but the Big Ten has two of the nation's best in Watt and Kerrigan.
Wisconsin leads 41-21 with 9:04 left.