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Big Ten CommunicationsPublished: 10/10/2023, Last updated: 4/23/2024
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Week 7 Football Release

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• Conference action continues this week, with five Big Ten contests highlighted by three divisional matchups. Minnesota, Nebraska and Northwestern will enjoy byes this week, with the complete schedule appearing to the right.

• Three Big Ten teams appear in the AP Poll this week. Michigan leads the conference at No. 2, followed by No. 3 Ohio State and No. 6 Penn State. Iowa, Maryland and Wisconsin are all receiving votes.

• Four Big Ten teams remain undefeated on the season, as Ohio State and Penn State are all 5-0, while Michigan is 6-0.

• Michigan and Penn State currently rank among the top 20 nationally in both scoring offense and scoring defense. The Wolverines lead the nation in scoring defense (6.7 points per game), while ranking No. 17 nationally in scoring offense (37.3 points per game). The Nittany Lions rank No. 2 nationally in scoring defense (9.6 points per game), while ranking 11th in scoring offense (40.6 points per game).

• Four additional Big Ten teams rank in the top 25 in terms of scoring defense: Ohio State (3rd, 10.2 points per game), Rutgers (13th, 14.7 points per game), Iowa (16th, 16.3 points per game) and Maryland (20th, 17.2 points per game).

• Michigan has won 22 consecutive regular season games, tied for the seventh-longest streak in Big Ten history (Ohio State, 2018-21). The Wolverines are in the midst of an 18-game conference winning streak, one shy of matching the program record (19) set from 1990-92. The current streak is the fifth-longest in Big Ten history.

• Blake Corum is up to 2,986 rushing yards, good for 10th all-time at Michigan and 86 yards shy of passing Billy Taylor for ninth. Corum’s 41 career rushing touchdowns place him tied-fourth all-time at U-M. The senior running back is tied as the national leader in rushing touchdowns (10) while wide receiver Roman Wilson is third in receiving touchdowns (eight). Corum also ranks fourth in total points scored (60).

• Through five games, Penn State has 18 different players who have recorded at least a full tackle for loss and 14 different players who have recorded at least a full sack. The Nittany Lions are the only FBS team with at least 14 players registering at least one sack this season. Penn State secured seven sacks at Northwestern, marking 10-straight games with at least three sacks, tied for the nation’s longest streak. Since 2014, Penn State has posted six or more sacks in 16 games, tied for most in the FBS.

• Ohio State’s Marvin Harrison Jr. recorded his third 100-yard receiving game this season with eight receptions for 163 yards and one touchdown in Ohio State’s 37-17 win vs. Maryland on Saturday. The wide receiver added a 58-yard second quarter catch and run to help the Buckeyes to a field goal and a tie game at the half, before his 17-yard touchdown reception in the fourth quarter clinched the win, giving Ohio State a 34-17 lead with just seven minutes to play. Harrison Jr. tied Michael Jenkins and Garrett Wilson for third at Ohio State with 10 100-yard receiving games.

• With a 24-14 victory against Rutgers on Saturday Luke Fickell becomes the first Wisconsin head coach to win five of his first six games since Bret Bielema in 2006. Badger quarterback Tanner Mordecai went 17-of-31 for 145 with a touchdown through the air, while Braelon Allen ran 21 times for 101 yards and a touchdown. Allen collected his 18th-career 100+ yard rushing performance, more than any other active A5 RB in the country. In each of UW’s last 19 wins, dating back to early 2021, Allen has run for 80+ yards. Allen has gone over 100 yards rushing in 16 of those 19 wins.

• Twelve Big Ten Conference students are among the 201 semifinalists for the 2023 William V. Campbell Trophy. Now in its 34th year, the Campbell Trophy is presented annually to the nation’s top football scholar-athlete. Representing the Big Ten as this year’s Campbell Trophy semifinalists are Illinois’ Isaiah Williams, Indiana’s Trey Walker, Maryland’s Taulia Tagovailoa, Michigan’s Zak Zinter, Michigan State’s Maverick Hansen, Nebraska’s Brian Buschini, Northwestern’s Bryce Gallagher, Ohio State’s Cody Simon, Penn State’s Olu Fashanu, Purdue’s Gus Hartwig, Rutgers’ Mayan Ahanotu and Wisconsin’s Maema Njongmeta.

• Last season, the Big Ten posted the fifth-highest single-season attendance total in conference history with 6,333,196 fans attending home games. Excluding 2020, this marked the ninth consecutive season and 10th time in 11 seasons that more than six million fans have attended Big Ten home football games.

• This season’s Playoff Semifinals will take place Monday, January 1, 2024, at the Allstate Sugar Bowl and the Rose Bowl. Houston will host the College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday, January 8, 2024, at NRG Stadium. The College Football Playoff matches the No. 1 ranked team vs. No. 4, and No. 2 vs. No. 3 in semifinal games that rotate annually among six bowl games – the Goodyear Cotton Bowl, Vrbo Fiesta Bowl, Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, Capital One Orange Bowl, Allstate Sugar Bowl and Rose Bowl Game.

Saturday, October 14, 2023








12:00 P.M.

Ann Arbor, Mich. (Conf.)

TV: Fox Stats Radio: Indiana Sports Radio Network

Michigan State


12:00 P.M.

Piscataway, N.J. (Conf.)

TV: Big Ten Network Stats Radio: WFAN 660-AM/101.9-FM, FOX Sports New Jersey 93.5-FM/1450-AM, SiriusXM 113 or 195, SXM app, Audacy app, Scarlet Knights app Video

Ohio State


12:00 P.M.

West Lafayette, Ind. (Conf.)

TV: Peacock Stats Radio: WAZY (96.5 FM)



3:30 P.M.

College Park, Md. (Conf.)

TV: NBC Stats Radio: Maryland Sports Radio Network Audio


Penn State

3:30 P.M.

University Park, Pa.

TV: Big Ten Network Stats Radio: Penn State Sports Network



4:00 P.M.

Madison, WI (Conf.)

TV: FOX Stats Radio: Badger Sports Network Video