Big Ten power poll
- September 20, 2012 - 7:54 PM
BIG TEN POWER POLL
1. Ohio State (3-0; vs. UAB)
Braxton Miller leads the Big Ten in rushing, plus gets 203 yards per game passing.
2. Michigan State (2-1; vs. E. Michigan)
Offensive line suddenly leaky: ninth in rushing, four sacks vs. Notre Dame.
3. Northwestern (3-0; vs. South Dakota)
Venric Mark leads the nation in punt returns, averaging 37.3 yards.
4. Nebraska (2-1; vs. Idaho State)
Rex Burkhead returned to practice this week and should play.
5. Michigan (2-1; at Notre Dame)
Denard Robinson in two games vs. the Irish: 582 yards passing, 366 rushing.
6. Minnesota (3-0; vs. Syracuse)
Lone nonconference victory vs. BCS opponent since '04? Yep: Syracuse.
7. Purdue (2-1; bye)
QB Marve practicing, intends to play this year on a torn ACL.
8. Wisconsin (2-1; vs. UTEP)
Last in total offense, last in scoring: Who are these Badgers?
9. Illinois (2-1; vs. Louisiana Tech)
Backup QB Riley O'Toole threw five TDs vs. Charleston Southern.
10. Iowa (2-1; vs. Central Michigan)
Weisman for Heisman? FB had shocking 113 yards, two touchdowns.
11. Penn State (1-2; vs. Temple)
QB McGloin rising to the challenge with a league-high eight touchdown passes.
12. Indiana (2-1; bye)
Astronomical 26 flags, 273 penalty yards in just three games.
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