Posted by moranis on 9/15/2012 11:04:00 PM (view original):
Big Ten got off to a great start after last week going 9-0 early, but the three night teams are all struggling.
great start? Let's look a little closer at the Big Ten results this week:
Ohio St - Lucky that Cal doesn't have a kicker.
Purdue - Beat up a winless MAC team
Illinois - Shut out a winless FCS team
Minnesota - Beat a MAC team by 5
Nebraska - Beat a 1 win Sun Belt team
Michigan - Hammered a winless MAC team
Penn St - Beat a winless Navy team
Northwestern - Beat a team from a BCS conference KUDOS!
Iowa - Beat a FCS team
That's the "great" 9-0 start. Followed by:
Michigan St - Lost at home by 17 to ND
Indiana - Lost to a MAC team
Wisconsin - Fortunate to escape with a win vs a WAC team which missed a 37 yd FG to end the game.
So far the B1G is 4-8 vs BCS schools. 3 of those wins belong to Northwestern.
Of their 26 wins 14 are against FCS or MAC schools.