Oh what an upset it could have been. With the noose tightening for almost four quarters, Chad Henne seems to just have the magic touch leading his Wolverines back from a two possession deficit and defeating the Spartans 28-24. What is it with this Spartan program that just seems to fall apart at any sign of adversity. This was supposed to change with the sacking of John L Smith. Dantonio doesn't seem to be able to change this Spartan mystique.
Wisconsin held on for as long as it could but Ohio State could not be contained for four quarters. Ohio State exploded after a 17-17 tie to rout the Badgers in anticipation of the Michigan game coming just after the Illini roadbump next week. Wisconsin however gets to enjoy the number 2 team in the Big Ten after losing to the number 1 team. Fortunately they get to play this in Madison which will make the slow walk of defeat easier for the Badger players after the game next week.
Congratulations to Indiana for becoming bowl eligible! Its been quite a while for a program struggling for years in the Big Ten. Coach Hep would have been proud, God rest his soul. The players seem to have picked up the mentality of 'defending the rock'.
More woes for Minnesota and Northwestern where nothing seems to go right. Iowa seems to be picking up speed however so watch out for them as they get to host a woeful last place Golden Gopher team next week.