Each week, we honor the best performances in Big Ten football games with our game balls. As you might expect, nobody from Nebraska gets a mention, but despite B1G suckage, there were some noteworthy performances in the Big Ten this weekend.
Mar'Queis Gray, Minnesota.
Set a school record with his fifth 100 yard game as a quarterback. Gray rushed for 109 yards and two touchdowns, and completed six of eight passes for 100 yards.
Braxton Miller, Ohio State
With Carlos Hyde straining his MCL on Saturday and Jordan Hall still recovering from a foot injury, Miller is really the only rushing threat the Buckeyes had. He rushed 27 times for 141 yards and three touchdowns and completed 18 of 24 passes for 155 yards and a touchdown. Urban Meyer is concerned that he used Miller too much this weekend, though.
Denard Robinson, Michigan
Like Miller, Robinson carried the Wolverines this weekend. Robinson led Michigan with 218 yards rushing on 20 carries with two touchdowns. The rest of the Wolverines? 11 carries for -4 yards. Yowza. Through the air, Robinson completed 14 of 25 passes for 208 yards and two more touchdowns.
Andrew Maxwell, Michigan State
Against Central Michigan, Michigan State quarterback rebounded from a shaky first week performance by completing 20 of 31 passes for 275 yards and two touchdowns. That allowed Le'Veon Bell's workload to drop to a mere 18 carries for 70 yards and two touchdowns.
Tyler Scott, Northwestern
The Wildcats' defensive tackle had six tackles, none more important than his final sack of Vanderbilt quarterback Jordan Russel, who fumbled the ball away with just under two minutes to play to seal the victory.
Brett Hundley, UCLA
Can't forget the redshirt freshman who sunk Nebraska by completing 21 of 33 passes for 305 yards and four touchdowns, as well as rushing 12 times for 53 yards.