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10-3, 2nd in Big Ten - West
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4dBrian Bennett

The 2016 Big Ten recruiting all-name team

Michigan State has its Messiah, and Northwestern can unchain Jango, while Nebraska has Dicaprio to act its way out of any trouble.

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Grading the recruiting classes: Big Ten

Grading the 2016 football recruiting classes in the Big Ten, which saw Ohio State deliver another top-5 class and Michigan finish with a fury.

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Top Big Ten recruit by team: 2011-2015

As signing day nears we're taking a look at the highest-impact prospects each Big Ten school has signed over the last decade, starting with 2001-15.

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Help is on the way: Northwestern Wildcats

Northwestern struggled mightily in the passing game, and top receivers Christian Jones and Dan Vitale have departed, creating room for new faces.

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20dJosh Moyer

Season's best Big Ten players: Nos. 11-15

Our week-long countdown of the top 25 players in the Big Ten this season continues with Nos. 11-15, which includes a pair of Spartans.

Football commits bond on official visit

18 of the 20 commits from Northwestern's 2016 recruiting class paid Evanston a visit last weekend, according to the WildcatReport. The soon-to-be Wildcats roomed together at a nearby hotel and had a packed weekend schedule that included a Northwestern basketball game. Read more in the WildcatReport

Northwestern defensive lineman Dean Lowry sacks Penn State quarterback Christian Hackenberg as the Wildcats beat Penn State 23-21 on Saturday at Ryan Field.

Lowry didn't let much by him

Dean Lowry is an underrated edge rusher, according to Pro Football Focus. He finished 16th overall at the position after performing well as a pass-rusher, but he's an elite run-stopper. Best players on top 25 teams (Insider)

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Season's best Big Ten players: Nos. 21-25

Our week-long countdown of the top 25 players in the Big Ten this season starts with Nos. 21-25, which includes a pair of Indiana offensive players.

Wildcats fall in final Power Rankings

After Northwestern's 45-6 loss to Tennessee, the Wildcats dropped more spots than any other team on our season-ending list. Power Rankings

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Wildcats shouldn't feel too down

Northwestern was blown out in the Outback Bowl, its third big beating taken this season. But the Wildcats can't feel too bad about their fourth 10-win season in program history. Moods of every bowl team

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Three questions for 2016: Northwestern Wildcats

The Wildcats mostly have questions on offense, where freshman QB Clayton Thorson will need to show improvement and NU will need more playmakers.

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Dobbs goes north by Northwestern

Tennessee QB Joshua Dobbs scores in the second half of the 45-6 romp over over Northwester. He did so by going up and over the pylon to eke out a TD. Best bowl pictures

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A not so happy holiday for the Big Ten

Michigan State, Iowa and Northwestern all lost by at least 20 points to ring in the New Year, giving the Big Ten a 2-3 record.


ICYMI: Tennessee QB scores amazing TD

Joshua Dobbs turned a bad snap and fumble into an 18-yard TD run. The Vols beat Northwestern 45-6 in the Outback Bowl.

Tennessee routs No. 13 Northwestern in the Outback Bowl (3:41)

Team Stats

Passing Yards139.3120th
Rushing Yards193.338th
Points For22.5108th
Points Against16.47th

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