Another riveting weekend of college football s behind us. Once again all the experts could not accurately predict all the mayhem and upsets. Certainly no one predicted the plight the Big 10 suffered. Heading into Saturday's action the one might conference had an opportunity to prove it' s strength nationally instead collectively the schools of the Big 10 fell well short.
The Middle Of The Pack
When you think Big 10 you think Michigan, Ohio State & Michigan State, we'll get to them in a minute. Early Saturday it was the middle of the road schools in the conference that were embarrassed.
First Purdue fell short at home against Central Michigan. A game not only the Boilermakers should have won but a game they should have won big. Things do not get easier for the derailed school as Notre Dame awaits them in Indianapolis this week.
Then North Western also lost at home to a lesser opponent in Northern Illinois. The Wildcats are in complete disarray as injuries have depleted their depth chart.
Although Iowa eventually did defeat the Akron Zips the game was not very pretty. Iowa struggled all day on both sides of the ball an are fortunate to get by the Zips.
If your a fan of the MAC you are extremely pleased with the play of their teams as they took two out of three against a formidable conference.
Ohio State Influx
Just a couple short weeks ago the Buckeyes were national favorite for a playoff birth. Yet time can be cruel and unforgiving. First Ohio State suffered a devastating loss at quarterback in Braxton Miller. Lost for the season the Heisman hopeful's injury has drastically changed the way the Buckeyes are received.
Saturday Ohio State hit an all new low losing to Virginia Tech at home. The Buckeyes with this loss may have not only cost them a shot at a national title but a conference championship as well. State's offense sputtered and stalled all evening and their defense was folded as if it was made of paper.
Urban Meyer faces his toughest test to date at Ohio State as he hope to salvage this season.
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