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The Big Ten Conference endured several unexpected and embarrassing setbacks during non-conference play, but several of the league members have rebounded over the past couple of weeks and the Legends Division looks deeper than ever.
The Iowa Hawkeyes have re-established their ground attack behind four straight 100-yard rushing efforts by Mark Weisman and outlasted the Michigan State Spartans to improve to 4-2 on the year and 2-0 in Big Ten play.
The Wisconsin Badgers and Michigan Wolverines appear to be back on track offensively, which has put the rest of the Big Ten on notice after their early-season struggles.
Previously, unheralded running back Venric Mark has the Northwestern Wildcats off to a 6-1 start and right in the thick of the Legends Division race through Week 7, while the Minnesota Golden Gophers are the worst team in the division with a 4-2 record.
Meanwhile, the Ohio State Buckeyes continue to put up massive numbers on offense and have yet to lose in Urban Meyer's debut season in Columbus.
The Penn State Nittany Lions are performing much better than expected as well and are currently 4-2 in Bill O'Brien's first season with the team.
Even the Indiana Hoosiers are managing to put up points against the members of the Big Ten, which is an optimistic sign for Kevin Wilson in Bloomington.
The only bad team in the conference right now are the Illinois Fighting Illini, who have now lost their last five games against Football Bowl Subdivision opponents.