Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Poll: Best B1G bowl performance (player)
By Brian Bennett
Earlier today, we presented you with our Big Ten bowl helmet stickers, recognizing five outstanding performances from the postseason.
Now it's time to decide on which one was the best of the Big Ten bowls. Here are the candidates and their particulars:
Recognizing the top individual performances by Big Ten players in the postseason:
Minnesota CB Michael Carter: Carter had two interceptions, a pass breakup and seven tackles in Minnesota's 34-31 loss to Texas Tech in the Meineke Car Care Bowl of Texas.
Michigan State RB Le'Veon Bell: Bell carried 32 times for 145 yards and a touchdown and also threw a pass for 29 yards in Michigan State's 17-16 win over TCU in the Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl.
Nebraska RB Rex Burkhead: Burkhead ran 24 times for 140 yards and a touchdown and had four catches for 39 yards and a score in the Cornhuskers' 45-31 loss to Georgia in the Capital One Bowl.
Michigan WR Jeremy Gallon: Gallon caught nine passes for 145 yards and two touchdowns in the Wolverines' 33-28 loss to South Carolina in the Outback Bowl.
Northwestern DL Quentin Williams: We honored the Wildcats' secondary as a whole for our helmet stickers, but we'll go with Williams for this individual nomination. He had a pick-six, a sack and two tackles for loss in Northwestern's 34-20 win over Mississippi State in the Taxslayer.com Gator Bowl.
Which player had the best bowl showing? Vote now in our poll. (Tomorrow, we'll take at the best offensive and defensive units from the league's postseason).