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Who cares? The Illini proved they are on their way to a Big Ten Championship.

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The Big Ten almost had a sweep yesterday, if it wasn't for Indiana being so Hoosier about it.

The Illini of course are now on their way to a Big Ten Championship after yesterday's destruction of the Cincinnati Bearcats. What about the rest of the Big Ten?

Navy 41 Indiana (1-1) 35

Navy rushed for 444 yards in route to their first win on the road against a Big Ten opponent since 1979. These Hoosiers can't play any defense.

Minnesota (2-0) 44 New Mexico State 17

The Gophers averaged 8.0 yards per carry and did what a Big Ten team should do to an inferior opponent on the road. Now can you explain to me why the hell Minnesota was playing New Mexico State on the road?

Michigan State 21 (2-0) South Florida 6

Michigan State's offense is dreadful, but they have a top defense. Shilique Collins outscored the offense with two defensive touchdowns. The Spartans are going to be painful to watch this year (edit. note: THIS year?). They need to send this team back to the 1920's.

Iowa (1-1) 28 Missouri State 14

The Hawkeyes were up 21-0 after three, but Missouri State made it a ball game again, scoring on two quick TDs early in the fourth. It wasn't an impressive performance over a FCS opponent, but as the Illini showed us, winning the game is what's important.

Purdue (1-1) 20 Indiana State 14

Say hello to the worst team in the conference.

Akeem Hunt had a good day with 82 rushing yards and a 90 yard kickoff return for a touchdown, but Indiana put up 73 points against Indiana State last weekend and Purdue was only able to get 20. That's not a good sign for things to come.

Wisconsin (2-0) 48 Tennessee Tech 0

The Badgers have two straight shutouts scoring at least 45 points to start the season. Play a real team you pansies.

Ohio State (2-0) 42 San Diego State 7

Braxton Miller sprained his left knee. It doesn't appear to be very serious, but it will be something to monitor as the season progresses.

Kenny Guiton threw for 2 TDs and ran for another in lieu of Miller. The Bucks can probably beat California on the road and Florida A&M at home without Miller, but they will need him back quickly as they start conference play against Wisconsin.

Nebraska (2-0) 56 Southern Miss 13

The Husker's defense bounced back nicely after last week's poor performance. They contributed two touchdowns for Nebraska.

It was a feel-good performance all-around, and they needed it. 18th ranked UCLA will be in Lincoln next week.

Michigan (2-0) 41 Notre Dame 30

Notre Dame is backing out of the Michigan series, and the Wolverines made sure to leave them with a lasting memory. They even played the Chicken dance in the stadium to mock the Irish.

Michigan had another great performance from Devin Gardner, who wore 98 to honor Michigan legend Tom Harmon. They scored 41 points against a very good Irish defense.

After their game last week, I mentioned that I think they are serious contenders for the Legends division title. This game might make them the favorites, though Northwestern is close.

Penn State (2-0) 45 Eastern Michigan 7

Christian Hackenberg had another solid performance in his second game and Penn State was able to cruise to an easy victory.

Northwestern (2-0) 48 Syracuse 27

The Cats gained 581 yards, and showed how many offensive weapons they have at their disposal in thier dominating win over the Orange. The defense also had four interceptions in the game.

Northwestern had a ridiculous turnover differential last season at +14, and they are already at +4 after two games in 2013.

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