What will be the name of the Big Ten's next trick play? We've already seen "Little Giants," "Mousetrap" and "Chain."
Your suggestions are welcome.
You have to be good and lucky to win a national title, and Michigan State might be both, Michael Rosenberg writes in the Detroit Free Press. Everyone remembers "Mousetrap," but the Spartans wouldn't still be undefeated without The Drive, Joe Rexrode writes in the Lansing State Journal.
Wisconsin followed up the Ohio State win with an impressive encore, Michael Hunt writes in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. After two huge wins, the Badgers have earned a bye week, Tom Mulhern writes in the Wisconsin State Journal.
Ohio State's defense responded from a humbling loss with a dominating performance, Bob Hunter writes in The Columbus Dispatch. Strong grades for the Buckeyes in Week 8 from Jon Spencer of the Mansfield News Journal.
This week, Iowa gets one final chance to prove it's a Big Ten championship contender, Marc Morehouse writes in The (Cedar Rapids) Gazette. Iowa continued to be its own worst enemy in a loss filled with what-ifs, Sean Keeler writes in the Des Moines Register.
Penn State game balls from the win at Minnesota. Rob Bolden's injury could prompt Penn State to use multiple quarterbacks this week, Mark Wogenrich writes in The (Allentown) Morning Call.
Illinois has turned things around on special teams this season, Shannon Ryan writes in the Chicago Tribune. The Illini defense deserves some props, too, Loren Tate writes in The (Champaign) News-Gazette.
Five lessons from Northwestern's heartbreaking loss to Michigan State, Teddy Greenstein writes in the Chicago Tribune. The Wildcats' momentary lapse against "Mousetrap" cost them dearly, Rick Morrissey writes in the Chicago Sun-Times.
Purdue once again faces a quarterback dilemma after Rob Henry's hand injury, Mike Carmin writes in The (Lafayette) Journal and Courier.
Indiana quarterback Ben Chappell didn't look like himself against Illinois, Andy Graham writes in The (Bloomington) Herald-Times (subscription required).