We have favorites and we have loyalties, but if the Big Ten is going to climb out the national perception doldrums, we're going to have to do it together. That means that we have to all be pulling in the same direction. Here's what I want to see from each Big Ten team in their non-conference battles this week. These columns are really short this time of year...
Wisconsin gets to rest this week. They moved their fourth non-con game to the first week of December. They'll be flying out to Hawaii to play the Warriors.
Don't wake a sleeping Badger.
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What I Want
I want Wisky to rest up and plan how to stop their slide.
What I Expect
The bruises of the last two weeks to heal...while the memories live on.
What We've Got So Far
The Big Ten is 28-10 (.737) out of conference. The league is 5-8 against BCS Conference teams (plus Notre Dame). Indiana's loss to Virginia guarantees that the Big Ten can finish with no better than a .500 record against the other BCS schools. The league has two losses to non-BCS teams (Northern Illinois over Purdue and Central Michigan over Michigan State).