• Ohio State has 28 consecutive Big Ten regular-season victories under Urban Meyer, one short of the record conference winning streak for a Football Bowl Subdivision school. Florida State won 29 consecutive ACC games under Bobby Bowden from 1992 to 1995. The Buckeyes have a bye this week but can match the record Nov. 7, when the Gophers visit Columbus.
• Wisconsin could have quarterback Joel Stave (concussion) and running back Corey Clement (sports hernia) back for Saturday’s game against Rutgers. Without Clement, the Badgers rank only 11th in the Big Ten in rushing offense (152.5 ypg). Wisconsin, which plays at TCF Bank Stadium on Nov. 28, has won five road games in a row and is bowl-eligible for the 14th consecutive season.
• ESPN’s Big Ten Blog has plenty of good content each week, and it also delivered a true 21st-century romance. Two Michigan alums, Kate and Brandon, met in the comments section of the blog in 2012. Kate was bleu_girl_04, and Brandon was AAWolv. Their conversations about Brady Hoke and Bo Pelini gradually turned flirtatious. They met in 2013 and married last weekend — a Michigan bye week, of course. Their best man was even a guy named Tom Brady (but not The Tom Brady).