Coming into week 11 of Big Ten play, nearly half the league still had aspirations for a Rose Bowl appearance and every team but Illinois and the sanctioned duo was still in the mix for bowl eligibility. Nebraska, Michigan and Wisconsin faced stiff tests to stay atop the conference.
Although none of these three teams ended up being upset, the Cornhuskers and the Wolverines made their games more than interesting.
The fans of both Legends Division leaders must continue to sit on the edge of their seats, even with seemingly easier opponents coming up on the horizon. A single loss could knock either Nebraska or Michigan out of the division championship.
In seemingly less important action, Purdue picked up their first win in a while and Minnesota kept Illinois reeling with a sixth consecutive loss. That keeps almost every team in the mix for a 6-6 record and a chance to continue practicing through December.
Every team has now played ten games and will play two more in the next two weeks. Before we turn to those full slates of games to close out the regular season, let's take a look at what we learned from week 11 in the Big Ten.