B1G MOMENTS IN ROSE BOWL HISTORY - Jan. 1, 1997 - Ohio State 20, Arizona State 17: Trailing by three with 1:40 to play at its own 35, Ohio State turned to quarterback Joe Germaine to lead them down the field. Three completions to Dimitrious Stanley, and two ASU pass interference calls, led the Buckeyes to the Sun Devil five-yard line with 24 seconds left. Germaine connected with a wide open David Boston for the game-winning touchdown with 19 seconds remaining..
BIG TEN MEDAL OF HONOR 100TH ANNIVERSARY SPOTLIGHT - Minnesota's Tony Dungy: Dungy was Minnesota's recipient of the 1977 Big Ten Medal of Honor, following a standout career as the Gophers' starting quarterback. He ended his career as the school's leader in pass attempts, completions, touchdown passes and passing yards. He was twice named the team's Most Valuable Player before moving on to a successful career as a player and coach in the National Football League. Dungy's life has been marked by many community service initiatives. He also supports numerous non-profit organizations such as Big Brothers/Big Sisters, the Boys and Girls Club, Prison Crusade Ministry and Family First, leading to his name gracing the conference's annual Humanitarian Award.
Where We Rank: Seven Big Ten teams are receiving at least one vote in the latest Associated Press (AP) or USA Today coaches polls . . .
Still Undefeated: Only eight teams in the Football Bowl Subdivision have started the season with 4-0 marks, four of which compete in the Big Ten . . .
Serious Streaks: After completing their non-conference slates with unblemished marks, two conference programs boast some of the nation's longest winning streaks heading into Big Ten play. With 16 straight victories, Ohio State holds the nation's longest active winning streak . . Boasting seven consecutive triumphs, Northwestern holds the nation's third-longest active winning streak . . .
Return to the Record Book: Iowa's Kevonte Martin-Manley secured a place within the Big Ten records book last weekend after returning two punts to the end zone. Only two other conference players, Wisconsin's Earl Girard in 1947 and Ohio State's Garcia Lane in 1983, have returned two punts for a touchdown in the same game . . .
Rush, Rush, Rush: With six conference teams among the nation's top 25 in rushing offense, it should come as no surprise that Big Ten rushers have combined for 35 100-yard efforts this season. There have been nine instances this season where two or more teammates have rushed for 100 or more yards in the same game . . .
Trophy Time: On Saturday, Iowa visits Minnesota in the annual battle for the Floyd of Rosedale . . .
Good Works: Nebraska's C.J. Zimmerer and Northwestern's Jeff Budzien were two of 11 Football Bowl Subdivision student-athletes named to the 2013 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team . . .
For a Good Cause: The AFCA will hold its sixth annual Coach to Cure MD effort with the games of September 28. More than 110 FBS schools, including Big Ten programs, will be wearing a Coach to Cure MD patch to raise awareness and funding for Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy research . . .