B1G MOMENTS IN ROSE BOWL HISTORY - Jan. 2, 1967 - Purdue 14, USC 13: Thanks to two touchdowns from fullback Perry Williams, Purdue carried a 14-7 lead into the fourth quarter against USC. The Trojans scored with 2:28 remaining in the game and elected to go for the two-point conversion. The attempt was intercepted by George Catavolos, securing the Boilermaker win in their first postseason game.
BIG TEN MEDAL OF HONOR 100TH ANNIVERSARY SPOTLIGHT - Penn State's John Urschel: Urschel, who claimed the Big Ten Medal of Honor last May, was a first-team All-Big Ten honoree in 2012, starting all 12 games at right tackle and helping the Nittany Lions lead the Big Ten in total offense during the conference season. A candidate for the 2013 National Football Foundation National Scholar-Athlete Award, he earned his bachelor's degree in less than three years on campus. He earned his first master's degree last May and is currently working on his second master's. This semester, he is teaching Integral Vector Calculus and researching multigrid methods and computational mathematics.
Breaking Down the Legends Division: Three teams carry winning records within the Legends Division, including two with perfect marks in conference play . . .
A Look at the Leaders Division Race: Two programs carry three conference wins and are atop the Leaders Division standings . . .
Continuing the Streak: Ohio State extended the nation's longest active winning streak to 19 games last Saturday, the second-longest stretch in program history and equaling the 19 straight triumphs during the 2005-06 and 2002-03 seasons. The 19 victories rank as the eighth-longest stretch in Big Ten annals . . . The Buckeyes are now 7-0 on the season and one of just 10 teams around the country still boasting a perfect record and one of six who have won their first seven games.
Record-Setting Day in Ann Arbor: Last Saturday's Indiana-Michigan contest, a 63-47 Wolverine win, featured some of the best offensive performances in Big Ten history. Receiver Jeremy Gallon recorded the most productive day in conference annals, totaling 369 receiving yards to shatter the previous conference record of 301 yards set by Purdue's Chris Daniels in 1999. Gallon's yardage is the second-highest total in Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) history, averaging 26.4 yards per catch in the win. Wolverine quarterback Devin Gardner set a program record with 503 passing yards, while his 584 yards of total offense is one yard shy of the Big Ten record. Gardner's and Gallon's efforts are single-game highs in the FBS this season. The 110 combined points mark the third-highest single-game total in Big Ten history, while the game's 17 scoring drives averaged just 2:06.
Bowl Eligibility: Michigan and Michigan State reached the six-win mark to join Ohio State as bowl-eligible teams, while three others could reach the standard with another victory . . .
That's a First: Ohio State coach Urban Meyer made history in guiding the Buckeyes to victory last Saturday. Meyer won 20 straight games for the third time in his career, becoming the only coach in college football history to achieve the feat . . .
Mr. Automatic: Northwestern kicker Jeff Budzien set a new Big Ten record last weekend after converting both extra point attempts against Minnesota. The senior has now connected on each of his extra points in his career, converting 127 consecutive attempts to break the previous conference record of 126 set by Michigan's J.D. Carlson from 1989-91 . . .