B1G MOMENTS IN ROSE BOWL HISTORY - Jan. 2, 1956 - MSU 17, UCLA 14: With the score tied 14-14 and seven seconds remaining in the game, Michigan State head coach Duffy Daugherty elected to send sophomore kicker Dave Kaiser onto the field for a 41-yard field goal attempt – despite Kaiser not having practiced for two months due to a leg injury. Regardless, Kaiser booted the game-winner, securing a 17-14 victory.
BIG TEN MEDAL OF HONOR 100TH ANNIVERSARY SPOTLIGHT - Purdue's Drew Brees: Drew Brees ended his collegiate career holding numerous school and conference records en route to winning Big Ten Medal of Honor laurels in 2001 . . .
The Week in Review: The second week of the 2013 campaign saw 11 conference squads post victories, including 10 of those wins by 10 or more points. Eight Big Ten programs not only won by at least two possessions, but also scored 40 or more points in the process . . .
Where We Rank: Eight different Big Ten teams are receiving votes in the latest Associated Press (AP) or USA Today coaches polls, including five teams among the top 20 . . .
Record Crowd in Ann Arbor: As college football's largest venue, Michigan Stadium occupies the top spots on the NCAA single-game attendance chart, but Saturday's contest against Notre Dame topped them all. Michigan Stadium welcomed an NCAA-record 115,109 fans last Saturday in the Wolverines' contest under the lights against the Irish, breaking the former stadium and national record of 114,804, which was set in the two teams' previous meeting in Ann Arbor on Sept. 10, 2011.
Two For Two: Through the first two weeks of the conference season, nine Big Ten teams carry perfect 2-0 marks . . .
Let's Play 21: Following last week's cumulative mark of 11-1, Big Ten squads have combined for a 21-3 overall record through the first two weeks of the non-conference season. Good for a winning percentage of .875, Big Ten teams are off to their best start in at least the last 10 seasons . . .
Offenses Getting It Done: Big Ten offenses have proven to be some of the most prolific in the nation through the first two weeks as eight conference squads rank among the nation's top 30 in scoring . . .
Not a Misprint: A closer look at the conference's individual scoring leaders will show one particular standout. Michigan State's Shilique Calhoun, a defensive lineman, is tied for sixth with three touchdowns on the season . . .
Back in the Act: A week after 11 touchdowns were scored by Big Ten defensive and special teams units, the squads combined for seven more touchdowns during the second week of the season .
Four Tops: After finishing with 87 rushing yards against Syracuse on Saturday, Northwestern's Kain Colter climbed into the Big Ten's top 10 list for career rushing yards by a quarterback. Now with 1,784 career rushing yards, Colter ranks 10th in conference history. He is now the fourth active Big Ten signal caller to appear among the top 10 quarterback rushers in conference history .
Zeroes on the Scoreboard: While its offense has gotten off to a prolific start to the 2013 season, the Wisconsin defense has posted an equally impressive number through two games – zero. The Badgers haven't allowed a single point through two games . ..
Heads of the CLASS: Six Big Ten student-athletes who excel both on and off the field have been selected as candidates for the 2013 Senior CLASS Award in collegiate football. The Big Ten's six candidates are Illinois' Nathan Scheelhaase, Indiana's Greg Heban, Nebraska's Taylor Martinez, Ohio State's Jack Mewhort, Penn State's John Urschel and Wisconsin's Chris Borland . . .
Another Year of Trophy Games: The first rivalry trophies of the 2013 season will be on the line this weekend when Iowa travels to Iowa State and Purdue hosts Notre Dame. Since 1977, the Hawkeyes and Cyclones face off with the Cy-Hawk at stake, with Iowa owning a 23-13 series edge. The Boilermakers and Irish will be battling for the Shillelagh, which was first awarded in 1958. The Irish hold a 37-19 advantage with the trophy at stake.