The Big Ten's Greatest Games: Football

Some games are so epic you just have to watch it again, or if you missed it the first time, this could be your chance to see it. If you like football, then you're going to love The Big Ten Network's "The Big Ten's Greatest Games: Football." You're invited to come be a part of football history with The Big Ten Network. This amazing show is packed full of enough college football action to keep any football fan satisfied. Each episode features a replay of a football game which stands out as one of the greatest games in Big Ten Conference history. The historic games they showcase might contain popular coaches, legendary football players, spectacular offensive performances, stunning defensive strategy, or all of the above.

Some fans like to re-live good memories, taking a second opportunity to enjoy a past victory. Some fans like to watch to see their current favorite players in college uniforms and developing the skills that make them so valuable to the team. Some people watch just to see a great football game. No matter what the reason they watch, fans love the show. Come give it a try and find out why you love to watch. You wouldn't want to miss a great game twice, would you? Even if you have already seen whichever game they're featuring, you never get tired of watching a really good game of football. These games are so great, we think you will want to watch them a third time!

Big Ten Network
3 Seasons, 69 Episodes
August 30, 2007
The Big Ten's Greatest Games: Football

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  • Unbeaten and second-ranked Ohio State won despite two long touchdown receptions by freshman wide receiver Anthony Carter from Michigan quarterback John Wangler. All-American Ohio State quarterback Art Schlichter threw for 196 yards.

  • The teams combined for 968 yards total offense.

  • Purdue erased a 28-10 halftime deficit behind quarterback Drew Brees, who completed 32 of 44 attempts for 286 yards and a pair of touchdowns to shock sixth-ranked Michigan.

  • Indiana scored the game's final 22 points to defeat Wisconsin for a second straight year.

  • A sell-out crowd at Camp Randall Stadium saw Wisconsin end a 21-year losing streak against Ohio State.

  • Ohio State trailed Minnesota, 31-0, but staged an incredible comeback, tying the record for the largest deficit overcome by a Division I-A team.

  • Hawkeye Albert Young had 179 yards rushing and two touchdowns for Iowa as the Hawkeyes were able to recover from a 17-3 halftime deficit.

  • Purdue quarterback Drew Brees rallied his team for 21 points in the fourth quarter, including a 64-yard touchdown pass to Seth Morales with 1:55 remaining.

  • Though Ohio State rallied to score 10 points in the final nine minutes to force overtime, Northwestern handed the Buckeyes their first loss in Evanston since 1958.

  • With less than two minutes to go, Minnesota quarterback Cory Sauter scored on a one-yard run and then completed a pass to Ryan Thelwell for the two-point conversion, as Minnesota rallied to defeat Purdue 39-38.

  • Iowa erased a 10-point deficit by forcing three second-half turnovers, though it was an Iowa turnover that ultimately affected the game.

  • On the final drive, Jeff Smoker, who was sacked an astounding 12 times, drove the Spartans 45 yards in just over two minutes to hand Michigan its first conference loss.

  • Wildcat kicker David Wasielewski made a 47-yarder as the clock ran out to lift Northwestern to a 27-26 victory.

  • Penn State came from behind to defeat Alabama and hand the Crimson Tide their first loss of the season. The Nittany Lions went on to complete an 11-0 undefeated regular season.

  • Northwestern defeated Michigan for the first time since 1965, a string of 19 consecutive losses.

  • Fighting Illini quarterback Jason Verduzco passed for 352 yards and three touchdowns as Illinois handed Jeff Blake and East Carolina their only loss of the season.

  • The Wolverines committed five turnovers in the first half and trailed No. 9 Wisconsin 19-0 at halftime before storming back for Michigan's largest ever comeback in the Big House. Michigan won 27-25.

  • Pat Devlin came off the bench for injured starting QB Daryll Clark in the fourth quarter and led the Lions to two scoring drives, sneaking in for the go-ahead touchdown to give No. 3 Penn State a 13-6 victory over No. 10 Ohio State.

  • Penn State's perfect season and hopes for a national title were dashed by Iowa's backup kicker. Daniel Murray hit a 31-yarder with a second left as the Hawkeyes stunned the third-ranked Nittany Lions, 24-23.

  • Woody Hayes and top-ranked Ohio State walked into Ann Arbor on a 22-game winning streak only to be upset by Bo Schembechler and a tenacious Wolverine defense 24-12. This game marked the start of what became known as the 'Ten Year War.'

  • The Buckeyes survived a scare at Memorial Stadium sneaking away with a 23-16 victory over the Illini. Ohio State needed overtime to finish off Illinois and with the victory improved their record to 12-0 on their way to a National Championship.

  • The one-two punch of Gopher running backs Marion Barber and Laurence Maroney was the perfect combo to grind out a 37-34 victory over the Badgers. A last second field goal by Minnesota sealed the game in the battle for Paul Bunyan's Axe.

  • In a contest between top-10 teams, Iowa and Penn State played a barn-burner which saw Penn State rally from a 3 TD deficit in the 4th quarter, only to come up short in overtime, 42-35. Heisman finalist Brad Banks led the Hawkeyes with 4 TD passes.

  • Despite a great performance by Heisman winner Doug Flutie, who threw for an unbelievable 447 yards, Penn State held off No. 9 Boston College to come away with a 37-30 upset victory.

  • Illinois RB Robert Holcombe set a school record by rushing 43 times for 315 yards. It wasn't enough as Cory Sauter capped a six-play, 80-yard drive with a quarterback sneak for the winning score with 46 seconds left, giving Minnesota a 23-21 win.

  • Chad Henne connected with Braylon Edwards for two 4th quarter TDs as the Wolverines stormed back from a 17-point deficit to force overtime. A third TD from Henne to Edwards in triple overtime sealed the 45-37 victory.

  • Tom Brady (30-41, 285 yards) was outdone by MSU's Bill Burke, who threw for 400 yards and a pair of touchdowns. Plaxico Burress hauled in 10 passes for 255 yards for the Spartans, who knocked off the Wolverines, 34-31.

  • Minnesota upset No. 11 Purdue in a double overtime clash largely thanks to Laurence Maroney's career-high 217 yards rushing on an astounding 46 carries. This marked the first victory for the Gophers against the Boilermakers in seven seasons.

  • Indiana running back Anthony Thompson broke the NCAA record for career touchdowns (65) during the game, but llini quarterback Jeff George tossed five touchdown passes guiding his team to a 41-28 victory.

  • Indiana receiver James Hardy grabbed three touchdowns and more than 100 yards receiving in the Hoosiers' biggest win against a ranked opponent since 1987. Kellen Lewis accounted for four Indiana touchdowns to help clinch a 31-28 victory.

  • Minnesota jumped out to an early lead on No. 4-ranked Michigan, but the Wolverines roared back scoring 31 points in the 4th quarter to take home a 38-35 victory.

  • During an incredible 'cinderella' season, linebacker Pat Fitzgerald led the Wildcats to their first Big Ten title in 59 years by topping Penn State 21-10, earning the team a ticket to the Rose Bowl.

  • A high scoring shoot-out saw Iowa QB Chuck Hartlieb throw for a school-record 558 yards while completing 44 of 60 pass attempts. Hoosier RB Anthony Thompson rushed for 3 TDs, but it was a key goal line stand by Indiana which preserved a 45-34 victory.

  • In front one of the largest crowds in Camp Randall Stadium history, the Badgers rallied late, scoring 17 fourth quarter points to beat Michigan 23-20.

  • The Gophers' Mike Hohensee set school records for completions (37), pass attempts (64), yards (444) and touchdowns (5) as Minnesota knocked Ohio State out of Rose Bowl contention with a 35-31 victory.

  • Despite four touchdowns from NC State quarterback Philip Rivers, the Buckeyes defense made a goal line stand to seal a 44-38 victory in a triple overtime thriller.

  • Wisconsin running back Michael Bennett powered his way through the Ducks for 290 yards rushing. Oregon's Joey Harrington threw for 361 yards but the Badger defense forced three costly interceptions, ultimately leading to a 27-23 victory for Wisconsin.

  • Wisconsin's Michael Bennett carried the ball 48 times for 293 yards but it still wasn't enough to take down Northwestern. The Wildcats racked 544 yards of total offense en route to their 47-44 double overtime victory.

  • Illinois handed Colorado its only loss during the Buffalos' National Championship season, roaring back from a 17-3 deficit to win 23-22. The Fighting Illini engineered a 63-yard game-winning march capped by a Howard Griffith touchdown run.

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