2014 Big Ten Conference football season

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2014 Big Ten Conference football season
Big Ten Conference logo (2012).svg
League NCAA Division I FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision)
Sport Football
Duration August 28, 2014
through January 2015
Number of teams 14
TV partner(s) ABC, ESPN2, ESPN Inc., Big Ten Network, FOX (championship game)
Regular Season
East Division champions Ohio State
West Division champions Wisconsin
Championship Game
Champions Ohio State
  Runners-up Wisconsin
Championship Game MVP QB - Cardale Jones, Ohio State
Football seasons
← 2013
2015 →
2014 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East
#5 Ohio State x^   8 0         12 1  
#7 Michigan State   7 1         10 2  
Maryland   4 4         7 5  
Rutgers   3 5         7 5  
Michigan   3 5         5 7  
Penn State   2 6         6 6  
Indiana   1 7         4 8  
West
#17 Wisconsin x   7 1         10 3  
#25 Nebraska   5 3         9 3  
Minnesota   5 3         8 4  
Iowa   4 4         7 5  
Illinois   3 5         6 6  
Northwestern   3 5         5 7  
Purdue   1 7         3 9  
Championship: Ohio State 59, Wisconsin 0
^ – College Football Playoff participant
† – Conference champion
x – Division champion/co-champions
As of December 7, 2014; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2014 Big Ten Conference football season is the 119th season for the Big Ten. The conference begins its season on Thursday, August 28, as Minnesota and Rutgers begin their 2014 season of NCAA Division I FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision) competition. The remainder of the conference will begin their season on August 30.

This will be the league's first season as a 14-team conference as Maryland and Rutgers join the Big Ten Conference. It will also be the first season with the two seven-team divisions; when Maryland and Rutgers join, the conference will reorganize its divisions on a pure geographic basis. The six schools in the Central Time Zone will be joined by Purdue in the new West Division, with the other schools making up the East Division. Under the new setup, the only protected cross-division rivalry game will be Indiana–Purdue.[1]

Ohio State routed Wisconsin 59-0 to win the Big Ten championship in the conference's championship game in Indianapolis.

Rankings[edit]

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CFP Not released
Michigan State AP 8 7 13 11 9 10 8 8 8 8 7 12 10 10 7 7
C 8 6 13 11 9 10 8 6 5 5 6 12 9 8 7 7
CFP Not released 8 8 12 11 10 8 8
Minnesota AP RV RV RV RV RV 22 RV RV
C RV RV RV RV RV RV 24 RV RV RV RV 22 25 RV
CFP Not released 25 25 18 25
Nebraska AP 22 19 RV 24 21 19 21 19 16 17 15 11 21 RV 25 25
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CFP Not released 15 13 16 23
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Ohio State AP 5 8 22 23 22 20 15 13 13 13 13 8 7 7 6 5
C 6 7 18 18 20 18 15 13 12 13 11 7 7 7 6 4
CFP Not released 16 14 8 6 6 5 4
Penn State AP RV RV RV RV RV RV
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C 14 19 17 17 17 16 RV RV RV RV 24 22 15 14 11 17
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Legend
    Improvement in ranking
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  Not ranked previous week
  No change in ranking from previous week
RV Received votes but were not ranked in Top 25 of poll

Spring games[edit]

(Attendance in parentheses)[2]

April 5

  • Michigan (15,000)

April 11

  • Maryland (8,319)

April 12

  • Illinois (5,105)
  • Indiana (9,231)
  • Minnesota (5,000)
  • Nebraska (61,772)
  • Northwestern (N/A)
  • Ohio State (61,058)
  • Penn State (72,000)
  • Purdue (7,175)
  • Wisconsin (8,204)

April 26

  • Iowa (20,400)
  • Michigan State (35,000)
  • Rutgers (11,500)

Homecoming games[edit]

Team Date Opponent HC game record Attendance
Illinois October 25 Minnesota 44-57-2[3]
Indiana October 18 Michigan State 44-51-6[4]
Iowa October 11 Indiana 55-42-5[5]
Maryland October 18 Iowa
Michigan November 1 Indiana 86-27 [6]
Michigan State September 27 Wyoming 64-31-3 [7]
Minnesota October 18 Purdue 54-36-3[8]
Nebraska September 27 Illinois 77-22-4 [9]
Northwestern October 18 Nebraska
Ohio State October 18 Rutgers 67-19-5[10]
Penn State September 27 Northwestern 68-21-5[11]
Purdue September 27 Iowa 50-37-4[12]
Rutgers November 1 Wisconsin 52-28-2[13]
Wisconsin October 25 Maryland

Schedule[edit]

Index to colors and formatting
Big Ten member won
Big Ten member lost
Big Ten teams in bold

All times Eastern time.

† denotes Homecoming game

Week 1[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
August 28 7:00 PM Eastern Illinois Minnesota TCF Bank StadiumMinneapolis, MN BTN W 42–20   44,344
August 28 10:00 PM Rutgers Washington State CenturyLink FieldSeattle, WA FS1 W 41–38   30,927
August 29 7:30 PM Jacksonville State #8 Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI BTN W 45–7   75,127
August 30 8:30 AM Central Florida Penn State Croke ParkDublin, Ireland ESPN2 W 26–24   53,304
August 30 12:00 PM Youngstown State Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL BTN W 28–17   36,234
August 30 12:00 PM Indiana State Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN ESPNEWS W 28–10   38,006
August 30 12:00 PM Northern Iowa Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA BTN W 31–23   66,805
August 30 12:00 PM Appalachian State Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI ESPN2 W 52–14   106,811
August 30 12:00 PM #5 Ohio State Navy M&T Bank StadiumBaltimore, MD CBSSN W 34–17   57,579
August 30 12:00 PM Western Michigan Purdue Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN ESPNU W 43–34   37,031
August 30 3:30 PM James Madison Maryland Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD BTN W 52–7   45,080
August 30 3:30 PM Florida Atlantic #22 Nebraska Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE BTN W 55–7   91,441
August 30 3:30 PM California Northwestern Ryan FieldEvanston, IL ABC / ESPN2 L 24–31   34,228
August 30 9:00 PM #14 Wisconsin #13 LSU NRG StadiumHouston, TX ESPN L 28–24   71,599
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Week 2[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
Sept. 6 12:00 PM Western Kentucky Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL BTN W 42–34   38,561
Sept. 6 12:00 PM McNeese State #19 Nebraska Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE ESPNU W 31–24   91,082
Sept. 6 12:00 PM Akron Penn State Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA ABC / ESPN2 W 21–3   97,354
Sept. 6 12:00 PM Central Michigan Purdue Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN ESPNEWS L 38–17   36,410
Sept. 6 12:00 PM Howard Rutgers High Point Solutions StadiumPiscataway, NJ BTN W 38–25   48,040
Sept. 6 12:00 PM Western Illinois #18 Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI BTN W 37–3   77,125
Sept. 6 3:30 PM Ball State Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA ESPN2 W 17–13   64,210
Sept. 6 3:30 PM Maryland South Florida Raymond James StadiumTampa, FL CBSSN W 24–17   28,915
Sept. 6 3:30 PM Middle Tennessee Minnesota TCF Bank StadiumMinneapolis, MN BTN W 35–24   47,223
Sept. 6 3:30 PM Northern Illinois Northwestern Ryan FieldEvanston, IL BTN L 23–15   41,139
Sept. 6 6:30 PM #7 Michigan State #3 Oregon Autzen StadiumEugene, OR FOX L 46–27   59,456
Sept. 6 7:30 PM Michigan #16 Notre Dame Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame, IN (Michigan-Notre Dame rivalry) NBC L 31–0   80,795
Sept. 6 8:00 PM Virginia Tech #8 Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH ESPN L 35–21   107,517
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.
Date Bye Week
Sept. 6 Indiana

Week 3[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
September 13 12:00 PM Kent State #22 Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH ABC / ESPN2 W 66–0   104,404
September 13 12:00 PM Indiana Bowling Green Doyt Perry StadiumBowling Green, OH ESPNU L 45–42   23,717
September 13 12:00 PM West Virginia Maryland Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD (Maryland-WVU rivalry) BTN L 40–37   48,154
September 13 3:30 PM Iowa State Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA (Cy-Hawk Trophy) ESPN L 20–17   70,585
September 13 3:30 PM Miami (OH) Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI BTN W 34–10   102,824
September 13 4:00 PM Illinois Washington Husky StadiumSeattle, WA FOX L 44–19   62,325
September 13 4:00 PM Minnesota Texas Christian Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX FS1 L 30–7   43,958
September 13 7:30 PM Purdue #11 Notre Dame Lucas Oil StadiumIndianapolis, IN (Shillelagh Trophy) NBC L 30–14   56,832
September 13 8:00 PM Penn State Rutgers High Point Solutions StadiumPiscataway, NJ BTN  PSU 13–10   53,774
September 13 10:30 PM Nebraska Fresno State Bulldog StadiumFresno, CA CBSSN W 55–19   41,031
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.
Date Bye Week
September 13 #13 Michigan State Northwestern #18 Wisconsin

Week 4[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
September 20 12:00 PM Iowa Pittsburgh Heinz FieldPittsburgh, PA ESPNU W 24–20   48,895
September 20 12:00 PM Bowling Green #19 Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI ESPN2 W 68–17   79,849
September 20 12:00 PM Eastern Michigan #11 Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI BTN W 73–14   73,846
September 20 12:00 PM Southern Illinois Purdue Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN BTN W 35–13   31,434
September 20 12:00 PM Western Illinois Northwestern Ryan FieldEvanston, IL ESPNEWS W 24–7   32,016
September 20 12:30 PM Maryland Syracuse Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY ACC Network W 34–20   40,511
September 20 3:30 PM Rutgers Navy Navy-Marine Corps Memorial StadiumAnnapolis, MD CBSSN W 31–24   33,655
September 20 3:30 PM Utah Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI ABC / ESPN2 L 26–10   103,890
September 20 4:00 PM Indiana #18 Missouri Faurot FieldColumbia, MO SEC Network W 31–27   66,455
September 20 4:00 PM Massachusetts Penn State Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA BTN W 48–7   99,155
September 20 4:00 PM San Jose State Minnesota TCF Bank StadiumMinneapolis, MN BTN W 24–7   47,739
September 20 4:00 PM Texas State Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL ESPNEWS W 42–35   41,019
September 20 8:00 PM Miami (FL) #24 Nebraska Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE ESPN2 W 41–31   91,585
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.
Date Bye Week
September 20 #23 Ohio State

Week 5[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
September 27† 12:00 PM Wyoming #9 Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI ESPN2 W 56–14   74,227
September 27† 12:00 PM Northwestern Penn State Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA BTN  NW 29–6   102,910
September 27† 12:00 PM Iowa Purdue Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN BTN  IOWA 24–10   36,603
September 27 12:00 PM South Florida #19 Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI ESPNU W 27–10   78,111
September 27 12:00 PM Tulane Rutgers High Point Solutions StadiumPiscataway, NJ ESPNEWS W 31–6   48,361
September 27 12:30 PM Maryland Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN BTN  MD 37–15   44,313
September 27 3:30 PM Minnesota Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI (Little Brown Jug) ABC / ESPN2  MIN 30–14   102,926
September 27 6:00 PM Cincinnati #22 Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH BTN W 50–28   108,362
September 27† 9:00 PM Illinois #21 Nebraska Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE BTN  NEB 45–14   91,255
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Week 6[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
October 4 12:00 PM Purdue Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL (Purdue Cannon) ESPN2  PUR 38–27   45,046
October 4 12:00 PM #20 Ohio State Maryland Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD ABC  OSU 52–24   51,802
October 4 2:30 PM North Texas Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN BTN W 49–24   40,457
October 4 3:30 PM #17 Wisconsin Northwestern Ryan FieldEvanston, IL ESPN2  NW 20–14   42,013
October 4 7:00 PM Michigan Rutgers High Point Solutions StadiumPiscataway, NJ BTN  RUT 26–24   53,327
October 4 8:00 PM #19 Nebraska #10 Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI ABC  MSU 27–24   75,923
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.
Date Bye Week
October 4 Iowa Minnesota Penn State

Week 7[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
October 11† 12:00 PM Indiana Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA ESPNU  IOWA 45–29   68,590
October 11 12:00 PM Illinois Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI ESPN2  WIS 38–28   80,341
October 11 12:00 PM Northwestern Minnesota TCF Bank StadiumMinneapolis, MN BTN  MIN 24–17   49,051
October 11 3:30 PM #8 Michigan State Purdue Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN ABC / ESPN2  MSU 45–31   40,217
October 11 7:00 PM Penn State Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI ESPN2  MICH 18–13   113,085
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.
Date Bye Week
October 11 Maryland #21 Nebraska #15 Ohio State Rutgers

Week 8[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
October 18† 12:00 PM Purdue Minnesota TCF Bank StadiumMinneapolis, MN BTN  MIN 39–38   51,241
October 18† 12:00 PM Iowa Maryland Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD ESPN2  MD 38–31   48,373
October 18† 3:30 PM #8 Michigan State Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN (Old Brass Spittoon) ESPN  MSU 56–17   44,403
October 18† 3:30 PM Rutgers #13 Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH ABC / ESPN2  OSU 56–17   106,795
October 18† 7:30 PM #19 Nebraska Northwestern Ryan FieldEvanston, IL BTN  NEB 38–17   47,330
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.
Date Bye Week
October 18 Illinois Michigan Penn State Wisconsin

Week 9[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
October 25† 12:00 PM Minnesota Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL ESPNU  ILL 28–24   44,437
October 25† 12:00 PM Maryland Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI BTN  WIS 52–7   80,336
October 25 12:00 PM Rutgers #16 Nebraska Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE ESPN2  NEB 42–24   91,088
October 25 3:30 PM Michigan #8 Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI (Paul Bunyan Trophy) ABC  MSU 35–11   76,331
October 25 8:00 PM #13 Ohio State Penn State Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA (OSU-PSU rivalry) ABC  OSU 31–24 2OT  107,895
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.
Date Bye Week
October 25 Indiana Iowa Northwestern Purdue

Week 10[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
November 1† 12:00 PM Wisconsin Rutgers High Point Solutions StadiumPiscataway, NJ ESPN  WIS 37–0   52,797
November 1 12:00 PM Northwestern Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA BTN  IOWA 48–7   66,887
November 1 12:00 PM Maryland Penn State Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA (Maryland-PSU rivalry) ESPN2  MD 20–19   103,969
November 1† 3:30 PM Indiana Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI BTN  MICH 34–10   103,111
November 1 3:30 PM Purdue #17 Nebraska Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE ABC / ESPN2  NEB 35–14   91,107
November 1 8:00 PM Illinois #13 Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH (Illibuck) ABC  OSU 55–14   106,961
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.
Date Bye Week
November 1 #8 Michigan State Minnesota

Week 11[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
November 8 12:00 PM Penn State Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN BTN  PSU 13–7   42,683
November 8 12:00 PM Iowa Minnesota TCF Bank StadiumMinneapolis, MN (Floyd of Rosedale) ESPN2  MINN 51–14   49,680
November 8 12:00 PM #25 Wisconsin Purdue Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN ESPNU  WIS 34–16   35,068
November 8 3:30 PM Michigan Northwestern Ryan FieldEvanston, IL ESPN2  MICH 10–9   42,429
November 8 8:00 PM #13 Ohio State #7 Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI ABC  OSU 49–37   76,409
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.
Date Bye Week
November 8 Illinois Maryland #15 Nebraska Rutgers

Week 12[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
November 15 12:00 PM Iowa Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL BTN  IOWA 30–14   50,373
November 15 12:00 PM #8 Ohio State Minnesota TCF Bank StadiumMinneapolis, MN ABC  OSU 31–24   45,778
November 15 12:00 PM Temple Penn State Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA ESPN2 W 30–13   100,173
November 15 3:30 PM #11 Nebraska #22 Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI (Freedom Trophy) ABC  WIS 59–24   80,539
November 15 3:30 PM Northwestern #15 Notre Dame Notre Dame StadiumNotre Dame (Shillealagh Trophy) NBC W 43–40 OT  80,795
November 15 3:30 PM Indiana Rutgers High Point Solutions StadiumPiscataway, NJ BTN  RUT 45–23   47,492
November 15 8:00 PM #12 Michigan State Maryland Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD BTN  MSU 37–15   51,802
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.
Date Bye Week
November 15 Michigan Purdue

Week 13[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
November 22 12:00 PM Northwestern Purdue Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN ESPNU  NW 38–14   30,117
November 22 12:00 PM Penn State Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL ESPN2  ILL 16–14   35,172
November 22 12:00 PM Indiana #7 Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH BTN  OSU 42–27   101,426
November 22 12:00 PM Rutgers #10 Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI BTN  MSU 45–3   70,902
November 22 12:00 PM Minnesota #21 Nebraska Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE ESPN  MIN 28–24   91,186
November 22 3:30 PM #14 Wisconsin Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA (Heartland Trophy) ABC / ESPN2  WIS 26–24   68,610
November 22 3:30 PM Maryland Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI BTN  MD 23–16   101,717
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Week 14[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
November 28 12:00 PM Nebraska Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA (Heroes Trophy) ABC  NEB 37–34 OT  66,897
November 29 12:00 PM Illinois Northwestern Ryan FieldEvanston, IL (Land of Lincoln Trophy) ESPNU  ILL 47–33   31,137
November 29 12:00 PM Purdue Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN (Old Oaken Bucket) BTN  IND 23–16   40,079
November 29 12:00 PM Michigan #7 Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH (The Game) ABC  OSU 42–28   108,610
November 29 3:30 PM Rutgers Maryland Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD ESPNU  RUT 41–38   36,673
November 29 3:30 PM #10 Michigan State Penn State Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA (Land Grant Trophy) ABC / ESPN2  MSU 34–10   99,902
November 29 3:30 PM #22 Minnesota #14 Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI (Paul Bunyan's Axe) BTN  WIS 34–24   80,341
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Big Ten Championship Game[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
December 6 8:17 PM #11 Wisconsin #6 Ohio State Lucas Oil StadiumIndianapolis, IN FOX  OSU 59–0   60,229
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Bowl Games[edit]

Bowl Eligibility[edit]

Bowl Eligible[edit]

  • Illinois
  • Iowa
  • Maryland
  • Michigan State
  • Minnesota
  • Nebraska
  • Ohio State
  • Penn State
  • Rutgers
  • Wisconsin

Bowl Ineligible[edit]

  • Indiana
  • Michigan
  • Northwestern
  • Purdue

[14]

Bowl Games[edit]

Big Ten bowl games for the 2014 season are:

Bowl Game Date Site Television Time (EST) Big Ten Team Opponent Score Attendance
Heart of Dallas Bowl December 26 Cotton BowlDallas, TX ESPN 1:00 PM Illinois Louisiana Tech
Quick Lane Bowl December 26 Ford FieldDetroit, MI ESPN 4:30 PM Rutgers North Carolina
Pinstripe Bowl December 27 Yankee StadiumNew York, NY ESPN 4:30 PM Penn State Boston College
Holiday Bowl December 27 Qualcomm StadiumSan Diego, CA ESPN 8:00 PM #25 Nebraska #24 USC
Foster Farms Bowl December 30 Levi's StadiumSanta Clara, CA ESPN 10:00 PM Maryland Stanford
Cotton Bowl January 1 AT&T StadiumArlington, TX ESPN 12:30 PM #7 Michigan State #4 Baylor
Citrus Bowl January 1 Florida Citrus BowlOrlando, FL ABC 1:00 PM Minnesota #16 Missouri
Outback Bowl January 1 Raymond James StadiumTampa, FL ESPN2 1:00 PM #17 Wisconsin #19 Auburn
TaxSlayer Bowl January 2 EverBank FieldJacksonville, FL ESPN 3:20 PM Iowa Tennessee
College Football Playoff
Sugar Bowl January 1 Mercedes-Benz SuperdomeNew Orleans, LA ESPN 8:30 PM #5 Ohio State #1 Alabama
College Football Championship Game January 12 AT&T StadiumArlington, TX ESPN TBD

Rankings are from AP Poll. All times Eastern Time Zone.

Records against FBS conferences[edit]

2014 records against FBS conferences:

Through games of November 15, 2014

Conference Record
ACC 3-1
American 6-0
Big 12 0-3
C-USA 4–0
Independents 3-2
MAC 8-3
Mountain West 3–0
Pac-12 1-4
SEC 1-1
Sun Belt 2–0
Total 31-14

Big Ten vs other Power Conferences[edit]

This is a list of the power conference (P5) teams (ACC, SEC, Big 12, Pac-12) the Big Ten plays in the non-conference (Rankings from the AP Poll):

Date Visitor Home Site Opponent Conference Significance Score
August 28 Rutgers Washington State CenturyLink FieldSeattle, WA Pac-12 W 41–38
August 30 #14 Wisconsin #13 LSU NRG StadiumHouston, TX SEC Texas Kickoff L 28–24
August 30 California Northwestern Ryan FieldEvanston, IL Pac-12 L 24–31
Sept 6 #7 Michigan State #3 Oregon Autzen StadiumEugene, OR Pac-12 L 46–27
Sept 6 Virginia Tech #8 Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH ACC L 35–21
Sept 13 West Virginia Maryland Byrd StadiumCollege Park, MD Big-12 Maryland-WVU rivalry L 40–37
Sept 13 Iowa State Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA Big-12 Cy-Hawk Trophy L 20–17
Sept 13 Illinois Washington Husky StadiumSeattle, WA Pac-12 L 44–19
Sept 13 Minnesota TCU Amon G. Carter StadiumFort Worth, TX Big-12 L 30–7
Sept 20 Iowa Pittsburgh Heinz FieldPittsburgh, PA ACC W 24–20
Sept 20 Maryland Syracuse Carrier DomeSyracuse, NY ACC W 34–20
Sept 20 Utah Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI Pac-12 L 26–10
Sept 20 Indiana #18 Missouri Faurot FieldColumbia, MO SEC W 31–27
Sept 20 Miami (FL) #24 Nebraska Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE ACC W 41–31

Players of the Week[edit]

Week Offensive Defensive Special Teams Freshman
Player Position Team Player Position Team Player Position Team Player Position Team
Week 1[15] Ameer Abdullah RB NEB Johnathan Aiken S RUT Sam Ficken PK PSU J.T. Barrett QB OSU
DaeShean Hamilton WR PSU
Week 2[16] Wes Lunt QB ILL Drew Ott DE IOWA Sam Foltz P NEB Mike Dudek WR ILL
David Cobb RB MIN
Week 3[17] J.T. Barrett QB OSU Trevor Williams CB PSU De'Mornay Pierson-El PR NEB J.T. Barrett QB OSU
Week 4[18] Ameer Abdullah RB NEB William Likely CB MD Chris Gradone P NW Tegray Scales LB IND
Melvin Gordon RB WIS Chris Streveler QB MINN
Week 5[19] Ameer Abdullah RB NEB Cole Farrand LB MD Griffin Oakes PK IND Anthony Walker LB NW
J.T. Barrett QB OSU
Week 6[20] Gary Nova QB RUT Godwin Igwebuike S NW Kemoko Turay DE RUT Godwin Igwebuike S NW
Week 7[21] Tevin Coleman RB IND Jake Ryan LB MICH Matt Wile PK MICH Justin Jackson RB NW
Damien Wilson LB MINN Jalen Myrick KR MINN
Week 8[22] J.T. Barrett QB OSU Cedric Thompson S MINN Ryan Santoso PK MINN J.T. Barrett QB OSU
Week 9[23] Ameer Abdullah RB NEB Joey Bosa DE OSU Justin DuVernois P ILL DaeSean Hamilton WR PSU
Week 10[24] Corey Clement RB WIS Louis Trinca-Pasat DT IOWA Sam Ficken PK PSU Akrum Wadley RB IOWA
Jake Ryan LB MICH
Week 11[25] J.T. Barrett QB OSU Vince Biegel LB WIS Paul Griggs PK PUR J.T. Barrett QB OSU
Week 12[26] Melvin Gordon RB WIS Joe Schobert LB WIS Jack Mitchell PK NW J.T. Barrett QB OSU
Week 13[27] Melvin Gordon RB WIS Briean Boddy-Calhoun CB MINN David Reisner PK ILL Jalin Marshall WR/PR OSU
Ibraheim Campbell S NW Brad Craddock PK MD
Week 14[28] Gary Nova QB RUT Nate Gerry S NEB De'Mornay Pierson-El PR NEB J.T. Barrett QB OSU
R.J. Shelton KR MSU

Players of the Year[edit]

2014 Big Ten Player of the Year awards[29]

Award Player School
Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year Melvin Gordon Wisconsin
Nagurski-Woodson Defensive Player of the Year Joey Bosa Ohio State
Thompson-Randle El Freshman of the Year J.T. Barrett Ohio State
Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year J.T. Barrett Ohio State
Richter-Howard Receiver of the Year Tony Lippett Michigan State
Ameche-Dayne Running Back of the Year Melvin Gordon Wisconsin
Kwalick-Clark Tight End of the Year Maxx Williams Minnesota
Rimington-Pace Offensive Lineman of the Year Brandon Scherff Iowa
Smith-Brown Defensive Lineman of the Year Joey Bosa Ohio State
Butkus-Fitzgerald Linebacker of the Year Mike Hull Penn State
Tatum-Woodson Defensive Back of the Year Kurtis Drummond Michigan State
Bakken-Andersen Kicker of the Year Brad Craddock Maryland
Eddleman-Fields Punter of the Year Peter Mortell Minnesota
Dave McClain/Hayes-Schembechler Coach of the Year Jerry Kill Minnesota

All-Conference Players[edit]

Coaches All-Conference Selections[30]

Unanimous selections in ALL CAPS

Honorable Mention: ILLINOIS: V’Angelo Bentley, Mikey Dudek, Teddy Karras, Mason Monheim, Jihad Ward; INDIANA: Antonio Allen, Dan Feeney, Collin Rahrig, Bobby Richardson, Shane Wynn; IOWA: Andrew Donnal, Jordan Lomax, John Lowdermilk, Drew Ott, Tevaun Smith; MARYLAND: Cole Farrand, Andre Monroe; MICHIGAN: Brennan Beyer, Will Hagerup, Raymon Taylor; MICHIGAN STATE: Ed Davis, Jeremy Langford, Josiah Price, Marcus Rush, Mike Sadler; MINNESOTA: Cameron Botticelli, Josh Campion, Theiren Cockran, Tommy Olson; NEBRASKA: Zaire Anderson, Jake Cotton, Sam Foltz, Nate Gerry, Alex Lewis, Josh Mitchell; NORTHWESTERN: Chi Chi Ariguzo, Justin Jackson, Dean Lowry, Nick Van Hoose, Brandon Vitabile, Dan Vitale; OHIO STATE: Darryl Baldwin, Cameron Johnston, Joshua Perry, Devin Smith, Evan Spencer; PENN STATE: Adrian Amos, Deion Barnes, DaeSean Hamilton, Jesse James, Jordan Lucas; PURDUE: Landon Feichter, Paul Griggs; RUTGERS: Leonte Carroo, Kaleb Johnson; WISCONSIN: Vince Biegel, Rafael Gaglianone, Dallas Lewallen, Tyler Marz, Joe Schobert, Marcus Trotter, Dan Voltz.

Unanimous selections in ALL CAPS

Media All-Conference Selections[31]

Honorable Mention: ILLINOIS: Taylor Barton, V’Angelo Bentley, Ted Karras, Mason Monheim; INDIANA: Antonio Allen, Dan Feeney, Collin Rahrig, Bobby Richardson, Jason Spriggs, Shane Wynn; IOWA: Quinton Alston, Austin Blythe, Jake Duzey, John Lowdermilk, Desmond King, Louis Trinca-Pasat; MARYLAND: Sean Davis, Stefon Diggs, Cole Farrand, Darius Kilgo, Yannick Ngakoue; MICHIGAN: Brennan Beyer, Blake Countess, Devin Funchess, Raymon Taylor; MICHIGAN STATE: Ed Davis, Taiwan Jones, Jeremy Langford, Josiah Price, Marcus Rush, Mike Sadler; MINNESOTA: Cameron Botticelli, Josh Campion, Theiren Cockran, Eric Murray, Tommy Olson; NEBRASKA: Zaire Anderson, Kenny Bell, Maliek Collins, Corey Cooper, Jake Cotton, Alex Lewis, Josh Mitchell; NORTHWESTERN: Chi Chi Ariguzo, Ibraheim Campbell, Cameron Johnston, Brandon Vitabile, Dan Vitale; OHIO STATE: Darryl Baldwin, Vonn Bell, Ezekiel Elliott, Cameron Johnston, Devin Smith, Michael Thomas, Adolphus Washington; PENN STATE: Adrian Amos, Deion Barnes, Jesse James, Austin Johnson, Jordan Lucas, Angelo Mangiro, Trevor Williams; PURDUE: Landon Feichter, Robert Kugler, Frankie Williams; RUTGERS: Darius Hamilton, Kaleb Johnson, Kemoko Turay; WISCONSIN: Sam Arneson, Rafael Gaglianone, Darius Hillary, Dallas Lewallen, Tyler Marz, Joe Schobert, Marcus Trotter

All-Americans[edit]

There are many outlets that award All-America honors in football. The NCAA uses five official selectors to also determine Consensus and Unanimous All-America honors. The five teams used by the NCAA to compile the consensus team are from the Associated Press, the AFCA, the FWAA, The Sporting News and the Walter Camp Football Foundation. A point system is used to calculate the consensus honors. The point system consists of three points for first team, two points for second team and three points for third team. No honorable mention or fourth team or lower are used in the computation.

The teams are compiled by position and the player accumulating the most points at each position is named a Consensus All-American. If there is a tie at a position in football for first team then the players who are tied shall be named to the team. A player named first-team by all five of the NCAA-recognized selectors is recognized as a Unanimous All-American.[32]

2014 First Team All-Americans

Player School Position Selector
Melvin Gordon Wisconsin RB CBS Sports, USA Today, Walter Camp, ESPN, Athlon Sports, SB Nation, AP, Scout, SI, AFCA, Sporting News, FWAA, Phil Steele
Tevin Coleman Indiana RB CBS Sports, USA Today, Walter Camp, ESPN, Athlon Sports, SB Nation, AP, Scout, SI, AFCA, Sporting News, FWAA, Phil Steele
Maxx Williams Minnesota TE Sporting News, FWAA, Phil Steele
Brandon Scherff Iowa OT CBS Sports, USA Today, Walter Camp, Athlon Sports, SB Nation, AP, Scout, SI, AFCA, Sporting News, FWAA, Phil Steele
Kyle Costigan Wisconsin OG ESPN
Rob Havenstein Wisconsin OT AFCA
Jack Allen Michigan State C USA Today
Joey Bosa Ohio State DE CBS Sports, USA Today, Walter Camp, Athlon Sports, SB Nation, AP, Scout, AFCA, Sporting News, FWAA, Phil Steele
Michael Bennett Ohio State DT CBS Sports, SB Nation
Kurtis Drummond Michigan State CB FWAA, Phil Steele
Brad Craddock Maryland PK Phil Steele

Joey Bosa, Tevin Coleman, Melvin Gordon and Brandon Scherff were declared Unanimous All-Americans for 2014 having been named to the First Teams by all five selectors recognized by the NCAA (Associated Press, American Football Coaches Association, Football Writers Association of America, Walter Camp, Sporting News)

Academic All-Americans[edit]

Six Big Ten student-athletes were named to the Capital One Academic All-America first or second teams in football as announced by CoSIDA. The Big Ten has now led all Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) conferences in Academic All-Americans for 10 straight seasons, with 78 honorees over that time span.

First Team: Mark Murphy, Indiana; Mike Sadler, Michigan State; Maxx Williams, Minnesota; Davie Milewski, Rutgers. Second Team: Mark Weisman, Iowa; Jacoby Boren, Ohio State.[33]

To be eligible for the award, a player must be in at least his second year of athletic eligibility, be a first-team or key performer and carry a cumulative 3.30 grade point average (GPA).

National Award Winners[edit]

Attendance[edit]

Team Stadium Capacity Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5 Game 6 Game 7 Game 8 Total Average % of Capacity
Illinois Memorial Stadium 60,670 36,234 38,561 41,019 45,046 44,437 50,373 35,172 290,842 41,549 68.5%
Indiana Memorial Stadium 52,929 38,006 44,313 40,457 44,403 42,683 40,079 249,941 41,657 78.7%
Iowa Kinnick Stadium 70,585 66,805 64,210 70,585 68,590 66,887 68,610 66,897 472,584 67,512 95.6%
Maryland Byrd Stadium 51,802 45,080 48,154 51,802 48,373 51,802 36,673 281,884 46,981 90.7%
Michigan Michigan Stadium 109,901 106,811 102,824 103,890 102,926 113,085 103,111 101,717 734,364 104,909 95.5%
Michigan State Spartan Stadium 75,005 75,127 73,846 74,227 75,923 76,331 76,409 70,902 522,765 74,681 99.6%
Minnesota TCF Bank Stadium 50,805 44,344 47,223 47,739 49,051 51,241 49,680 45,778 335,056 47,865 94.2%
Nebraska Memorial Stadium 87,091 91,441 91,082 91,585 91,255 91,088 91,107 91,186 638,744 91,249 104.8%
Northwestern Ryan Field 47,130 34,228 41,139 32,016 42,013 47,330 42,429 31,137 270,292 38,613 81.9%
Ohio State Ohio Stadium 102,329 107,517 104,404 108,362 106,795 106,961 101,426 108,610 744,075 106,296 103.9%
Penn State Beaver Stadium 106,572 97,354 99,155 102,910 107,895 103,969 100,173 99,902 711,358 101,623 95.4%
Purdue Ross-Ade Stadium 56,400 37,031 36,410 31,434 36,603 40,217 35,068 30,117 246,880 35,269 62.5%
Rutgers High Point Solutions Stadium 52,454 48,040 53,774 48,361 53,327 52,797 47,492 303,791 50,632 96.5%
Wisconsin Camp Randall Stadium 80,321 77,125 79,849 78,111 80,341 80,336 80,539 80,341 556,642 79,520 99.0%
Total 6,358,858 66,311

2015 NFL Draft[edit]

Main article: 2015 NFL Draft
Team Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7 Total
Illinois
Indiana
Iowa
Maryland
Michigan
Michigan State
Minnesota
Nebraska
Northwestern
Ohio State
Penn State
Purdue
Rutgers
Wisconsin
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Head coaches[edit]

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