Defense wins championships.
Don't believe it? Just ask the Michigan State Spartans and the Stanford Cardinal.
It's the two most wonderful times of the year.
First comes the holiday season, with all its merriment, then comes bowl season and the slate of games featuring Big Ten teams.
Two Big Ten players were included on the AP All-America First Team when the rosters were released Tuesday, but don't think they were alone in being honored on a national level.
Darqueze Dennard is the Big Ten's biggest winner. Individually, at least.
Big Ten, big stage.