A look at the most exciting and memorable Big Ten games in a season defined by must-win scenarios.
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Gift cards, hats, backpacks and watches are just part of the haul nearly each Big Ten player can expect in bowl swag.
Not all records are created equal. Some teams fatten up on cupcakes to secure wins, while others load up on tough teams despite the risk of losses. You'll notice the difference this bowl season.
Anemia Bowl in Detroit
Don't expect many points in the Quick Lane Bowl pitting Boston College vs. Maryland, writes Ted Miller. Maryland is 92nd in scoring (24.6 PPG) while the Eagles are a woeful 123rd (19.1 PPG). Best, worst bowls
The Big Ten bowl season is fileld with compelling matchups. So how does our top-10 ranking of Big Ten bowls look?
The Nittany Lions are one of the hottest teams in the country as they leapfrogged Michigan in the CFP rankings -- and in the Big Ten Power Rankings.
Believe in BC at Quick Lane Bowl
The 2015 Eagles failed to win a game in ACC play. Adam Rittenberg likes the 2016 Eagles to come home from Detroit with a bowl win over their former ACC opponents. Bowl predictions
One of these teams will end a long bowl-win drought when Maryland (last bowl win in 2010) takes on Boston College (2007) in the Quick Lane Bowl.
The Big Ten enjoyed its status as the best conference in the country in 2016. Bowl season offers the chance to keep that title going into 2017.
For now, Ohio State is our only lock to make the playoff, but there is an opportunity for another Big Ten team.
Maryland lost a commitment from the No. 16-ranked prospect in the 2017 class, defensive end Joshua Kaindoh, who had been committed to the Terps since April.
While Wisconsin and Penn State each rallied to earn spots in the Big Ten title game, the Ohio State-Michigan game turned out to be an instant classic.
Ohio State is the top team in the Big Ten. Michigan is No. 2. Neither will be playing in the conference title game.
A quarterback, a running back and three defenders earned the final helmet stickers of the Big Ten's regular season.
Maryland Terrapins quarterback Caleb Rowe's fiance, Sarah Molina, is a former women's soccer player for Maryland.
Ty Johnson ran for 168 yards, Teldrick Morgan returned a punt 83 yards for a score and Maryland finally became bowl eligible by beating Rutgers 31-13 Saturday.
Maryland runs reverse for 28-yard TD
Maryland dual-threat QB Tyrrell Pigrome takes the reverse and runs 28 yards for a score, increasing the Terps' lead to 21-7 over Rutgers.
Terps up 14-0 after 83-yard punt return
Teldrick Morgan breaks one tackle and returns the punt 83 yards to the house to give Maryland a two-score lead over Rutgers.
Watch: Rutgers at Maryland
Maryland, after starting the season 4-0, needs to beat Rutgers at home in order to reach a bowl game. ESPN's FPI gives the Terrapins an 82.7 percent chance to win. Live on ESPNews/WatchESPN
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.
For a few hours on Saturday before their matchup against Michigan State, Penn State fans will be rooting hard for the Buckeyes.
Can Maryland sneak into a bowl?
There is only one potential landing spot when it comes to bowl games for the Terrapins, according to ESPN's Mark Schlabach and Brett McMurphy. Bowl projections
Not much changed in the Big Ten's bowl projections this week, but you can expect things to get crazy after this weekend's action.
Maryland @ Boston College Eagles
Ford Field - Mon 12/26