Only six Big Ten Games occurred this weekend, so it's a short CARNAGE REPORT:
- Indiana was the only team not playing a conference game. They throttled notably bad football team North Texas. You probably knew that.
- Ohio State gave Maryland the kind of B1G welcome the Hoosiers were hoping to give last week, annihilating the Terrapins in front of their fans in a very merciless fashion. Maybe Maryland will think about that the next time they come to Bloomington and try to beat us to a pulp. Maybe.
- Michigan State welcomed Nebraska to East Lansing and held off a furious 4th quarter rally by the Huskers. Noted soothsayer Tommy Armstrong Jr. promised that Nebraska will go 11-1 and see MSU again in Indianapolis. Thanks for the spoilers, and I mean that sincerely. I might have had to watch a Nebraska-Rutgers game if you hadn't just told me the ending.
- Speaking of Rutgers, they narrowly edged out an incomprehensibly bad Michigan team and RUSHED THE FIELD. This is like rushing the basketball court after beating an unranked Minnesota team, and who would ever do that?
- In a game contractually-obligated to occur, Illinois was completely outclassed by Purdue but Tim Beckman maintains that if you take away all those points Purdue scored, Illinois would have won. (Never letting that quote go. Ever.)
- Northwestern continues their reign of terror over the conference as they took down another supposedly good team in Wisconsin. It's all fine if Northwestern keeps it up and gets to six wins, but I have this feeling they're gonna finish 5-7 instead of 3-9 and take out a couple other team's bowl bids with them.
B1G in the CFP?