The Big Ten will name its defensive player of the year on Monday, and among ESPN's Big Ten reporters, Ohio State's Malik Hooker is the clear choice.
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Ohio State is the top team in the Big Ten. Michigan is No. 2. Neither will be playing in the conference title game.
Justin Jackson rushed for 173 yards and three touchdowns, John Moten added 128 yards and two touchdowns and Northwestern became bowl eligible with a 42-21 victory over Illinois on Saturday.
No. 3 Michigan at No. 2 Ohio State headlines the weekend's Big Ten action, but there are plenty of other games that have huge implications.
Offensive player of the year looks like a race between Saquon Barkley and J.T. Barrett; Buckeyes S Malik Hooker is the front runner on defense.
Enjoy the final weekend of matchups in the Big Ten, no matter what's on the line.
Ohio State's victory over Michigan State was closer than expected, but that wasn't enough to knock the Buckeyes out of No. 1 in the power rankings.
On a 37-degree day when a stiff wind made it feel much colder, Iowa used LeShun Daniels Jr.'s 159 yards and two touchdowns and a punt-return score by Riley McCarron to shut down Illinois, 28-0.
Will Ohio State and Michigan get caught looking ahead to their big matchup? We forecast the weekend in the Big Ten.
It took a while, but Illinois defensive lineman Carroll Phillips is finally experiencing the kind of success he always expected from himself.
Malik Hooker only had two tackles versus Maryland, but the safety didn't have many chances to make standout plays in Ohio State's blowout win.
Michigan's first loss of the season gave Ohio State the boost it needed to regain the top spot in this week's Big Ten Power Rankings.
Corey Clement ran for 123 yards and three touchdowns and No. 7 Wisconsin intercepted Illinois quarterback Jeff George Jr. four times in rolling to a 48-3 win on Saturday.
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Jeff George Jr. of Illinois is the first Power 5 quarterback to throw four interceptions and no touchdowns in the first half of a game since Michigan's Denard Robinson in 2012 against Notre Dame.
Josh Moyer ESPN Staff Writer
Wisconsin-Illinois has pretty much been the epitome of passing struggles so far today. Both teams have combined for just 10 completions at the half, and the Illini are especially struggling. Jeff George Jr. is 5-of-16 for FOUR interceptions. That certainly helps explain Wisconsin's 31-3 lead.
Clement has two early TDs for Badgers
Corey Clement runs untouched for this 4-yard TD, his second score of the game, to give No. 7 Wisconsin a 14-0 lead over Illinois.