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Big Ten links: Big backs get no Heisman love

Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

Don't miss the awards show tonight (ESPN, 8 p.m. ET). I'm guessing the Big Ten takes home some hardware.

Time to read up.

"The Heisman campaign of Ohio State running back Beanie Wells didn't end when he hurt his right foot in the second half of the season opener against Youngstown State. It ended when quarterbacks at Oklahoma, Texas and Florida lined up under center and put defenses under attack. When it comes to the Heisman these days, you've got to throw for show. That's why anointing Wells as the preseason favorite, which was a popular opinion that I shared, was faulty logic from the start. "Genial quarterback with mind-blowing numbers for successful team" was the real favorite all along."