Big Ten Conference play! Where all dreams are rebuilt anew...at least for a week or two. Then things usually revert back to how they were shaping up in the conference season. This sport is sort of predictable, after all.
We've got two stellar games this week, both of which are rematches of the two most consequential Big Ten season openers of 2011. At 3:30 p.m. is Ohio State at Michigan State; recall that last season Michigan State utterly embarrassed the Buckeyes in a 10-7 game that was nowhere near that close for the balance of the contest.
Meanwhile, the late game is one worth watching; Wisconsin travels to Nebraska, as the Huskers seek revenge for the 48-17 walloping Bucky put on them in Nebraska's very first conference game.
Let's take a look at those two games and the rest of the Big Ten's docket.