Ohio State’s Marvin Harrison Jr., top, has 59 receptions for 1,063 yards and 12 touchdowns this season.

— Morry Gash, Associated Press

Ohio State's five-star recruit stockpile doesn't even count Marvin Harrison Jr.

The Buckeyes' Marvin Harrison Jr. is "only" a four-star recruit, but he has blossomed into one of the top players in the country.

Vikings, Timberwolves among Minnesota teams winning with collegial coaching; P.J. Fleck's Gophers are not

In his seventh season in Minnesota, P.J. Fleck is 49-32 as Gophers head coach.

— Alex Kormann, Star Tribune

P.J. Fleck's me-first approach stands in contrast to Kevin O'Connell, Chris Finch and other Minnesota leaders — both in style and success.

Gophers work to put back the pieces, with a daunting trip to Ohio State next

The Gophers gave up 49 points to last place Purdue on Saturday, including this touchdown run by Devin Mockobee. Now they face undefeated Ohio State.

— Michael Conroy, Associated Press

Gophers coach P.J. Fleck said, with some of the team's best players injured, finding consistency has been a challenge week to week.

College football's biggest debacle isn't in Big Ten. It's in College Station, Texas, where they have $75 million to burn

Jimbo Fisher will leave Texas A&M and become a very rich man.

— Thomas Graning, Associated Press

The problem, all $75 million of it, in Aggieland is Texas-sized and makes anything happening in Michigan or Minnesota seem small-time.

Big Ten football power rankings: Gophers all tied up after Purdue beatdown

Purdue gained 604 yards against the Gophers in its 49-30 victory Saturday.

— Michael Conroy, Associated Press

The Big Ten West is a hotbed of mediocrity right now and Randy Johnson demonstrates that in his latest power rankings.

Gophers QB Athan Kaliakmanis: 'I'm nowhere near where I want to be'

Over the past two games, Gophers redshirt sophomore Athan Kaliakmanis has shown stretches of play during which he has looked the part of a successful Big Ten quarterback, but he has been inconsistent at other times.

— Alex Kormann, Star Tribune

Athan Kaliakmanis continues to show flashes but needs more consistency — and fewer dropped passes by his teammates.

Will Badgers' nightmare stretch continue? Find out in Randy Johnson's Big Ten picks.

The Badgers need one more win to reach bowl eligibility. They play Nebraska at home Saturday before playing at Minnesota on Nov. 24.

— Charles Rex Arbogast, Associated Press

The Gophers aren't the only Big Ten West team in misery. Wisconsin has dropped four of the past five.