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IS THIS THE YEAR for Iowa, Penn State, Michigan, Michigan State and Others? Big Ten Football Week 3 In Review

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Tremendous destiny ahead!

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This feels like one of the more auspicious starts to a season of Big Ten football. While Illinois is in the familiar position of waiting to see if the new coach can back into a bowl at 6-6 in three years, Northwestern is in an odd year, Indiana, Wisconsin and Nebraska have already picked up conference losses and Purdue couldn’t quite get it done, the rest of the fanbases still harbor some grandiose dreams (Purdue and Wisconsin might be included, and Nebraska has the opportunity to wake them back up!)

Penn State and Iowa each have two ranked-at-the-time wins including a B1G and a P5 non-con, Ohio State has the most talented roster in the conference and views a season-opening non-conference loss as a good omen, Michigan State is ranked for the first time under Mel Tucker, Maryland survived their annual Week 3 meltdown with a 3-0 record intact, Rutgers is good enough to reliably take out the trash, Minnesota just went on the road and held a P5 team to 63 yards and Michigan’s rushing attack looks better than it’s looked in a long time.

Let’s talk about what this all means.