Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Poll: Big Ten bowl MVP
By Brian Bennett
The Big Ten only won two of its seven postseason games, but there were some outstanding performances during the bowls by league players.
Which one was the best? We'll let you decide out of these five candidates:
- Michigan State QB Connor Cook: He passed for a career-high 332 yards and two touchdowns against a stingy Stanford defense to earn Rose Bowl MVP honors. Cook did have a pick-six and a couple of other near interceptions, however.
- Michigan State LB Kyler Elsworth: He filled in more than ably for the suspended Max Bullough, earning defensive MVP honors and sacrificing his body to make the key stop on Stanford's final, fourth-down play.
- Nebraska WR Quincy Enunwa: He capped off a terrific senior season with a career-best 129 yards and two touchdowns, including a 99-yard touchdown reception, to help beat Georgia in the Gator Bowl.
- Ohio State QB Braxton Miller: The Buckeyes lost the Orange Bowl to Clemson, but Miller gave it everything he had while taking a savage beating. He threw for 234 yards and two scores and ran for two more touchdowns, though he did have two interceptions.
- Wisconsin RB Melvin Gordon: The Badgers star ran like he did during the first half of the season against South Carolina, piling up 143 yards on 25 carries in the Capital One Bowl loss.
Vote now in our poll.