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The conference rst awarded the Big Ten Medal of Honor in 1915, designed to recognize outstanding senior student-athletes whodemonstrate excellence in academics and athlecs. The conference will award the 100th Medal of Honor in 2014.
Contact: Scott Chipman, Assistant Commissioner, Communications • Ofce: 847-696-1010 ext. 141 • E-mail: schipman@bigten.org • Cell: 630-936-6005 • Twitter: @B1Gfootball
• Eight Big Ten teams are ranked or receiving votes inthe latest naonal polls.• Nine conference teams carry perfect 2-0 recordsinto the third week of the 2013 season.• Big Ten teams combine for 21 victories through therst two weeks of the new year.• Four acve Big Ten signal callers are among theBig Ten’s top 10 in career rushing yards by aquarterback.• Six conference student-athletes named nomineesfor 2013 Senior CLASS Award.
The Week in Review:
The second week of the 2013 cam-paign saw 11 conference squads post victories, including10 of those wins by 10 or more points. Eight Big Ten pro-grams not only won by at least two possessions, but alsoscored 40 or more points in the process. Illinois, Michigan,Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Ohio State, PennState and Wisconsin each won their second-week match-ups by those standards. Iowa, Michigan State and Purduealso earned triumphs last Saturday.
Where We Rank:
Eight different Big Ten teams arereceiving votes in the latest Associated Press (AP) or USAToday coaches polls, including five teams among the top20. Ohio State leads the conference at No. 4 in the APpoll and No. 3 in the coaches vote. Following a win overNotre Dame, Michigan moved up at least five spots ineach poll to appear at No. 11 in the media vote and No.12 in the coaches ranking. Northwestern, Wisconsin andNebraska also moved up in at least one poll, with theWildcats ranked No. 17/16 (AP/USA Today), the Badgersrated No. 20/T18 and the Cornhuskers ranked No. 23/15.Michigan State and Penn State continued to receive votesin at least one poll, while Illinois received votes fromboth voting groups for the first time since Oct. 24, 2011.
Record Crowd in Ann Arbor:
As college football’s largestvenue, Michigan Stadium occupies the top spots on theNCAA single-game attendance chart, but Saturday’s con-test against Notre Dame topped them all. MichiganStadium welcomed an NCAA-record 115,109 fans lastSaturday in the Wolverines’ contest under the lightsagainst the Irish, breaking the former stadium andnational record of 114,804, which was set in the twoteams’ previous meeting in Ann Arbor on Sept. 10, 2011.
ILLINOIS def. Cincinna, 45-17Navy def. INDIANA, 41-35IOWA def. Missouri State, 28-14#17/17 MICHIGAN def. #14/13 Notre Dame, 41-30MICHIGAN STATE def. South Florida, 21-6MINNESOTA def. New Mexico State, 44-21#22/19 NEBRASKA def. Southern Miss, 56-13#19/20 NORTHWESTERN def. Syracuse, 48-27#3/2 OHIO STATE def. San Diego State, 42-7PENN STATE def. Eastern Michigan, 45-7PURDUE def. Indiana State, 20-14#21/21 WISCONSIN def. Tennessee Tech, 48-0
Rankings: AP/USA Today 
Conference Games All GamesW-L PCT H A Div. Strk W-L PCT H A N Top 25^ Strk
Michigan 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0 0-0 L1 2-0 1.000 2-0 0-0 0-0 1-0 W2Michigan State0-0 .000 0-0 0-0 0-0W12-0 1.000 2-0 0-0 0-0 0-0W4 Minnesota0-0 .000 0-0 0-0 0-0L22-0 1.000 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-0W2 Nebraska 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0 0-0 W6 2-0 1.000 2-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 W2Northwestern 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0 0-0 W2 2-0 1.000 1-0 1-0 0-0 0-0 W5Iowa 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0 0-0 L6 1-1 .500 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 W1
Conference Games All GamesW-L PCT H A Div. Strk W-L PCT H A N Top 25^ Strk
Illinois 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0 0-0 L8 2-0 1.000 2-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 W2
Ohio State 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0 0-0 W8 2-0 1.000 2-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 W14Penn State* 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0 0-0 W2 2-0 1.000 1-0 0-0 1-0 0-0 W4Wisconsin 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0 0-0 L2 2-0 1.000 2-0 0-0 0-0 0-0 W2Indiana 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0 0-0 L3 1-1 .500 1-1 0-0 0-0 0-0 L1Purdue 0-0 .000 0-0 0-0 0-0 W3 1-1 .500 1-0 0-1 0-0 0-0 W1
^ AP or USA Today * Ineligible for postseason play 
B1G Moments inRose Bowl History 
Jan. 2, 1956MSU 17UCLA 14
With the score ed 14-14 and sevenseconds remaining in the game,Michigan State head coach DuyDaugherty elected to send sopho-more kicker Dave Kaiser onto theeld for a 41-yard eld goal aempt – despite Kaiser not having praccedfor two months due to a leg injury.Regardless, Kaiser booted the game-winner, securing a 17-14 victory.
#19/23 Washington vs. ILLINOIS 6 p.m., BTN(Soldier Field, Chicago)Bowling Green at INDIANA Noon, ESPNUIOWA at Iowa State 6 p.m., Fox Sports 1Akron at #11/12 MICHIGAN Noon, BTNYoungstown State at MICHIGAN STATE 2 p.m., BTNWestern Illinois at MINNESOTA Noon ET, BTN#16/17 UCLA at #23/15 NEBRASKA Noon, ABC
Western Michigan at #17/16 NORTHWESTERN 9 p.m., BTN
#4/3 OHIO STATE at California 7 p.m., FOXCentral Florida at PENN STATE 6 p.m., BTN#21/21 Notre Dame at PURDUE 8 p.m., ABC
#20/T18 WISCONSIN at Arizona State 10:30 p.m., ESPN
Rankings: AP/USA Today All mes are ET 
Drew Brees ended his collegiate career holding numerous school andconference records en route to winning Big Ten Medal of Honor laurelsin 2001. He was not only an All-American and a Maxwell Award winneron the eld, but was named Academic All-America of the Year hissenior season. He guided the Boilermakers to the Big Ten Champion-ship in 2000 and their rst Rose Bowl Game berth since 1967. Draedin 2001, he played ve seasons with San Diego before moving to NewOrleans in 2006. He became one of the many faces of the New Orleanscommunity following the Hurricane Katrina tragedy by establishingnumerous charitable foundaons to help the area in its recovery.
In 2014-15, men’s and women’s lacrosse will be added as the conference’s 27th and 28th ocial sports,giving the Big Ten more ocla sports than all conferences other than the Ivy League.
Two For Two:
Through the first two weeks of the conference season, nine Big Ten teams carryperfect 2-0 marks. Illinois, Michigan, MichiganState, Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, OhioState, Penn State and Wisconsin were each victo-rious in their first two contests of the 2013 sea-son, which has become a pattern in recent yearsfor many of the aforementioned programs.Northwestern has posted a 2-0 mark to the newyear for the seventh consecutive season, the lon-gest active streak in the conference. MichiganState is off to a 2-0 start for the fourth straightseason, Ohio State is officially 2-0 for the thirdstraight season and Minnesota has won its firsttwo games for the second consecutive season.
Let’s Play 21:
Following last week’s cumulativemark of 11-1, Big Ten squads have combined for a21-3 overall record through the first two weeks of the non-conference season. Good for a winningpercentage of .875, Big Ten teams are off to theirbest start in at least the last 10 seasons. In the lastdecade, conference squads combined for match-ing 18-3 marks, or .857 winning percentages, in2005 and 2008 and 18-4 ledgers, or .818 winningpercentages, in 2006, 2007 and 2009. Below is acloser look at the Big Ten’s records through thefirst two weekends of the previous 10 seasons.
Offenses Getting It Done:
Big Ten offenses haveproven to be some of the most prolific in thenation through the first two weeks as eight con-ference squads rank among the nation’s top 30 inscoring. Indiana leads all conference programs at54.0 points per game, good for seventh national-ly, while Michigan joins the Hoosiers in the top10 at No. 10 with 50 points per contest.Minnesota ranks 15th at 47.5 points per game,while Wisconsin and Nebraska are tied for 16that 46.5 points a game. Northwestern (22nd, 46.0points per game), Illinois (27th, 43.5) and OhioState (30th, 41.0) are also among the top 30nationally in scoring offense.
Not a Misprint:
A closer look at the confer-ence’s individual scoring leaders will show oneparticular standout. Michigan State’s ShiliqueCalhoun, a defensive lineman, is tied for sixthwith three touchdowns on the season. AgainstWestern Michigan in Week 1, Calhoun returneda fumble for a touchdown for his first careerscore. Last Saturday against South Florida,Calhoun not only returned a fumble for a score,but also had a pick-six in Michigan State’s 21-6victory. It marks the second time in as manyweeks a Big Ten defensive player has scored twotouchdowns in the same game asNorthwestern’s Collin Ellis recorded two inter-ception returns for touchdowns in the Wildcatsopening-weekend win over California.
Back in the Act:
A week after 11 touchdownswere scored by Big Ten defensive and specialteams units, the squads combined for sevenmore touchdowns during the second week of the season. The Michigan State defense hadtwo touchdowns and Minnesota’s defense andspecial teams units each had one score,Nebraska had two interception returns fortouchdowns and Purdue returned its openingkickoff to the end zone. Through two weekends,Big Ten defenses and special teams units havescored 18 touchdowns.
Four Tops:
After finishing with 87 rushing yardsagainst Syracuse on Saturday, Northwestern’sKain Colter climbed into the Big Ten’s top 10 listfor career rushing yards by a quarterback. Nowwith 1,784 career rushing yards, Colter ranks10th in conference history. He is now the fourthactive Big Ten signal caller to appear among thetop 10 quarterback rushers in conference histo-ry. Nebraska’s Taylor Martinez is the Big Ten’sactive leader among rushing yards by a quarter-back, now with 2,961 yards, which ranks thirdall-time. Ohio State’s Braxton Miller is eighth all-time with 2,068 yards and Illinois’ NathanScheelhaase is ninth in history with 1,792 rush-ing yards. A list of Big Ten standouts’ careerstats, and where they rank in conference histo-ry, can be found on Page 4 of this release.
Coach, School Career (Yrs) At School (Yrs) Big Ten OnlyLEGENDS DIVISION
Kirk Ferentz, IOWA 113-96 (18th) 101-75 (15th) 59-53Brady Hoke, MICH 68-57 (11th) 21-7 (3rd) 12-4Mark Dantonio, MSU 71-45 (10th) 53-28 (7th) 30-18Jerry Kill, MINN 138-89 (20th) 11-16 (3rd) 4-12Bo Pelini, NEB 51-20 (6th) 51-20 (6th) 12-4Pat Fitzgerald, NU 52-39 (8th) 52-39 (8th) 26-30
Tim Beckman, ILL 25-26 (5th) 4-10 (2nd) 0-8Kevin Wilson, IND 6-20 (3rd) 6-20 (3rd) 2-14Urban Meyer, OSU 118-23 (12th) 14-0 (2nd) 8-0Bill O’Brien, PSU 10-4 (2nd) 10-4 (2nd) 6-2Darrell Hazell, PUR 17-11 (3rd) 1-1 (1st) 0-0Gary Andersen, WIS 32-31 (6th) 2-0 (1st) 0-0
Oensive Player of the WeekJeremy Gallon, MichiganSr., WR, Apopka, Fla./Apopka
Finished with career highs in receiving yards (184) andtouchdowns (three) as Michigan defeated Notre Dame infront of an NCAA-record crowd of 115,109Collected eight catches to accrue 184 yards, the sixth-most in program history and most since Roy Roundtreerecorded 246 receiving yards in 2010Became the rst Wolverine with three touchdown grabsin a game since Mario Manningham in 2006Scored on touchdown grabs of 61 yards in the rstquarter, 12 yards in the second and 13 in the thirdRecords his rst career weekly honorLast Michigan Oensive Player of the Week:Devin Gardner (Nov. 19, 2012)
Defensive Player of the WeekShilique Calhoun, Michigan StateSo., DE, Middletown, N.J./Middletown North
Scored two defensive touchdowns, one on a fumblerecovery and another on an intercepon return, inMichigan State’s 21-6 win over South FloridaReturned a fumble four yards for a touchdown and anintercepon 56 yards for another, becoming the rstSpartan defender with three touchdowns in the sameseason since T.J. Turner in 1999Also nished with two tackles for loss and one sack asMichigan State allowed just 155 total yardsClaims his rst career Defensive Player of the Week honorLast Michigan State Defensive Player of the Week:Tyler Hoover (Oct. 25, 2010)
Special Teams Co-Players of the WeekMarcus Jones, MinnesotaJr., PR/KR, Wake Forest, N.C./Wake Forest-Rolesville
Returned a punt 65 yards for a touchdown in Minnesota’s44-21 win on the road against New Mexico StateMarked his second return touchdown of the season,having returned a kicko 98 yards in the Gophers’ openerWins his rst career Big Ten Special Teams Player of theWeek honorLast Minnesota Special Teams Player of the Week:Jordan Westein (Oct. 31, 2011)
Akeem Hunt, PurdueJr., KR, Covington, Ga./Newton
Took the opening kicko 99 yards for a touchdown andnished with 123 kicko return yards for the day asPurdue defeated Indiana State, 20-14, on SaturdayRecorded his second career kicko return touchdownaer having returned his rst 100 yards against OhioState in 2012Wins his rst career Big Ten Special Teams Player of theWeek honorLast Purdue Special Teams Player of the Week:Cody Webster (Sept. 10, 2012)
Freshman of the WeekCorey Clement, WisconsinRB, Glassboro, N.J./Glassboro
Recorded his second straight 100-yard rushing eort of theseason, nishing with 149 yards and two touchdowns on13 carries, an average of 11.5 yards per carry, inWisconsin’s 48-0 victory over Tennessee TechRan for fourth-quarter touchdowns from 1 yard and75 yards out, boosng his yards per carry average to 8.6through two gamesOne of three Badger running backs to rush for 100 yardsor more in two straight gamesWins his rst career weekly awardLast Wisconsin Freshman of the Week:James White (Nov. 22, 2010)
Year Record (Pct.)2013 21-3 (.875)
2012 16-8 (.667)2011 17-7 (.708)2010 17-4 (.810)2009 18-4 (.818)
Year Record (Pct.)
2008 18-3 (.857)2007 18-4 (.818)2006 18-4 (.818)2005 18-3 (.857)2004 16-6 (.727)
Through its agreements with CBS Sports, ABC/ESPN, FOX and BTN,nearly 1,000 Big Ten events are produced and distributed naonally on an annual basis.
(Number in parenthesis indicates total times aBig Ten team will face an opponent from thisconference.)
American (5)
Central Florida 0-0Cincinnati (2) 1-1Connecticut 0-0South Florida 1-0
ACC (2)
Syracuse (2) 2-0
Big 12 (1)
Iowa State 0-0
Colonial (1)
Maine 0-0
Conference USA (1)
Southern Miss 1-0
Independent (6)
BYU 0-0Navy 0-1New Mexico State 1-0Notre Dame (3) 1-0
MAC (13)
Akron 0-0Bowling Green 0-0Buffalo 1-0Central Michigan 1-0Eastern Michigan 1-0Kent State 0-0Massachusetts 1-0Miami (Ohio) 0-0Northern Illinois (2) 0-1Western Michigan (3) 1-0
MEAC (1)
Florida A&M 0-0
Missouri Valley (7)
Indiana State (2) 2-0Missouri State 1-0South Dakota State 0-0Southern Illinois 1-0Western Illinois 0-0Youngstown State 0-0
Mountain West (4)
San Diego State 1-0San Jose State 0-0UNLV 1-0Wyoming 1-0
Ohio Valley (1)
Tennessee Tech 1-0
Pac-12 (5)
Arizona State 0-0California (2) 1-0UCLA 0-0Washington 0-0
SEC (1)
Missouri 0-0Combined non-conference record 21-3
Iowa Illinois, Indiana, Penn StateMichigan Illinois, Purdue, WisconsinMichigan State Ohio State, Penn State, WisconsinMinnesota Illinois, Ohio State, PurdueNebraska Indiana, Ohio State, WisconsinNorthwestern Indiana, Penn State, Purdue
Illinois Iowa, Michigan, MinnesotaIndiana Iowa, Nebraska, NorthwesternOhio State Michigan State, Minnesota, NebraskaPenn State Iowa, Michigan State, NorthwesternPurdue Michigan, Minnesota, NorthwesternWisconsin Michigan, Michigan State, Nebraska
The Big Ten Conference football coaches weekly media teleconferences are held on Tuesdays from 11 a.m. - 1p.m. CT and connue through November 26. The calls are available for playback roughly two hours following theconclusion of each call through Thursday of each week. Calls will also be archived online at bigten.org. Contact theBig Ten Communicaons oce for the phone number and weekly passcode.The coaches order on each call is as follows. All mes are CT.11:00 a.m. - Brady Hoke, Michigan11:10 a.m. - Gary Andersen, Wisconsin11:20 a.m. - Bo Pelini, Nebraska11:30 a.m. - Mark Dantonio, Michigan State11:40 a.m. - Kirk Ferentz, Iowa11:50 a.m. - Jerry Kill, Minnesota12:00 p.m. - Tim Beckman, Illinois12:10 p.m. - Darrell Hazell, Purdue12:20 p.m. - Bill O’Brien, Penn State12:30 p.m. - Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern12:40 p.m. - Urban Meyer, Ohio State12:50 p.m. - Kevin Wilson, Indiana
Zeroes on the Scoreboard:
While its offense hasgotten off to a prolific start to the 2013 season, theWisconsin defense has posted an equally impressivenumber through two games – zero. The Badgershaven’t allowed a single point through two games,shutting out both Massachusetts and Tennessee Techto start the season. They become the first confer-ence team to open the season with consecutiveshutout efforts since Ohio State did so in 1963. TheBuckeyes are also the last defense to record consecu-tive shutouts at any point of the season, achievingthe feat in 2009. In its first two games, Wisconsin hasallowed a total of 325 yards of total offense, an aver-age of 162.5 per contest.
Heads of the CLASS:
Six Big Ten student-athleteswho excel both on and off the field have been select-ed as candidates for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award incollegiate football. The Big Ten’s six candidates areIllinois’ Nathan Scheelhaase, Indiana’s Greg Heban,Nebraska’s Taylor Martinez, Ohio State’s JackMewhort, Penn State’s John Urschel and Wisconsin’sChris Borland. To be eligible for the award, a student-athlete must be classified as an NCAA Division I FBSsenior and have notable achievements in four areasof excellence - community, classroom, character andcompetition. The Buckeyes’ James Laurinaitis wasnamed the inaugural football winner of the SeniorCLASS Award in 2008. The 30 candidates will be nar-rowed to 10 finalists midway through the regularseason, and those 10 names will be placed on theofficial ballot. For more information on all the candi-dates, visit seniorCLASSaward.com.
A Look at Last Week’s Stat Leaders:
Last weekend’sgames saw numerous Big Ten standouts record impres-sive stat lines on the offensive and defensive ends.Offensively, nine conference rushers recorded 100 ormore yards on the ground, including three Wisconsinplayers for the second straight week and two runnerseach from Minnesota and Penn State. Iowa’s MarkWeisman led all Big Ten rushers with 180 yards and twotouchdowns against Missouri State. In the passinggame, five signal callers threw for more than 250 yards,led by a 363-yard performance with four touchdownstrikes from Indiana’s Nate Sudfeld against Navy. On thereceiving end, six players caught seven or more passesor totaled 100 or more receiving yards, withNorthwestern’s Tony Jones leading all players with ninecatches for 185 yards and one touchdown againstSyracuse. Defensively, six Big Ten standouts finishedwith 10 or more tackles, with Illinois’ Jonathan Browntotaling 14 stops, while nine defenders recorded twotackles for loss, paced by two-sack efforts fromPurdue’s Bruce Gaston and Jalani Phillips. A recap of some of the Big Ten’s Week 2 statistical leaders can befound online on the Big Ten football blog on bigten.org.
Another Year of Trophy Games:
The first rivalry tro-phies of the 2013 season will be on the line this week-end when Iowa travels to Iowa State and Purdue hostsNotre Dame. Since 1977, the Hawkeyes and Cyclonesface off with the Cy-Hawk at stake, with Iowa owninga 23-13 series edge. The Boilermakers and Irish will bebattling for the Shillelagh, which was first awarded in1958. The Irish hold a 37-19 advantage with the tro-phy at stake.
Now there are more ways than ever to follow Big Ten football. The Big Ten football blog can be accessed directly atwww.bigten.org/blog/football and will feature daily notes, previews, recaps and more. You can also keep track of BigTen football in real-me by following the conference on Twier @BigTenConf and @B1Gfootball or become a fan of the Big Ten Conference on Facebook and receive exclusive updates.

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