Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 11/26/11
            The play-in game for the Big Ten Championship was never really that close as the #16 Wisconsin Badgers routed #19 Penn State, 45-7, in front of a packed house at Camp Randall on Senior Night. The Badgers (10-2, 6-2) will now represent the Leaders Division against a surging Michigan State team who has won eight of their last nine. QB Russell Wilson and RB Montee Ball proved to both be worthy of the all-mighty Heisman as both players either tied or broke NCAA records on Saturday afternoon. Following the game, UW’s Head Coach Bret Bielema said “I think we can play with anyone in the country, regardless of conference or ranking.” What It Means: If you don’t have Wilson or Ball (accounted for six total touchdowns) on your Heisman Ballot, you’re absolutely out of your mind. Both players have flourished against some of the best defenses in the country. Coming into this week, the following opponents of the Badgers ranked in the top 20 nationally: Penn State (3rd), Michigan Sta...
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