For those looking for close and competitive games in college football, the Big Ten has a plethora ready and waiting if this weekend is any indication. Out of six games involving conference teams, four of them ended with overtime or a win by fewer than three points.
Perhaps this should have been expected considering that many of the top teams in the conference were facing the one team that has really had their number over the past few seasons. Nebraska, Ohio State and Michigan escaped the previous problems against Northwestern, Purdue and Michigan State, but only barely. Penn State exorcised its demons against Iowa in much more convincing fashion, though.
Every week has lessons to be learned though, and Week 8 is full of those lessons. Let's take a look at what we learned from this past weekend of Big Ten football.