Defense is Michigan's strength this season, but don't sleep on Penn State's defense, either, as the Nittany Lions lead the nation in scoring D.
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Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer
Minnesota coach P.J. Fleck was on the staff at Rutgers seven years ago yesterday when Eric LeGrand was paralyzed on a play. "It puts everything in perspective," Fleck said. "All of us can learn so much from Eric LeGrand. All he's done is inspire an entire nation to row the boat and keep chopping."
Take a look back on the best performances of Week 7 in the Big Ten and look ahead to Week 8.
P.J. Fleck secured his first ESPN 300 commit of his Minnesota tenure with a pledge from DE Alex Reigelsperger.
Ohio State and Wisconsin played to their strengths in wins over Big Ten foes and in the process strengthened their postseason outlook.
L.J. Scott returned from an injury to rush for a career-high 194 yards and two touchdowns, helping 21st-ranked Michigan State hang on for a 30-27 victory over Minnesota on a soggy Saturday night after kickoff was delayed 34 minutes by lightning strikes.
Can Spartans keep their momentum?
ESPN's FPI projects the Michigan State-Minnesota game nearly even with the slight edge to Sparty. Minnesota is seeking its first win against the Spartans since 2009 and its first win against an AP-ranked Michigan State team since 1962.
Michigan and Michigan State hit the road after their rivalry clash, and Wisconsin will try to extend its streak over Purdue in Week 7.
Take a look back on the best performances of Week 6 in the Big Ten and look ahead to Week 7.
Michigan State made a big jump this week, while Ohio State has regained some of its lost momentum.
Markell Jones scored on a 12-yard run with 1:17 left and Elijah Sindelar rallied Purdue twice -- once before a heavy storm delayed Saturday's game and once after -- to beat Minnesota 31-17.
During a rain delay in the fourth quarter of Saturday's game, the Purdue football Twitter account passed the time by challenging the Minnesota football account to a game of virtual tic-tac-toe.
David Dobson ESPN Producer
Raining a bit in West Lafayette. But Purdue vs. Minnesota is scheduled to resume soon. Purdue leads 16-14. Restart tentatively set for 7:50 ET.
The annual Michigan State-Michigan and Wisconsin-Nebraska battles are typically close. Will history be a guide on Saturday?
Take a look back on the best performances of Week 5 in the Big Ten and look ahead to Week 6.
Big Ten teams had a few close wins and surprise losses this week, leading to some movement toward the middle and at the bottom of the power rankings.