The Big Ten has often been accused of playing a style of football that isn't always particularly exciting. While power running backs and mammoth defensive linemen slogging it out on a cold, muddy and often snowy November evening may not be the kind of thrill-a-minute game those with minuscule attention spans enjoy, the 2013 Big Ten race is shaping up to be one of the most intriguing in the nation.
The predictions of a Michigan-Ohio State conference title game are already pouring in, and everyone is assuming we'll see a back-to-back installment of "the game" come late November and early December. But is an old-fashioned Buckeyes vs. Wolverines matchup for the title in Indianapolis a foregone conclusion?
Let's take a peek at some Big Ten teams that could spoil the conference's dream Indy matchup before the Wolverines and Buckeyes both head to the new East Division in 2014.