First Minnesota knocks off No. 1 Indiana, which wasn’t a complete surprise. Then Penn State beats No. 4 Michigan – perhaps the biggest shock of the season.
Who’d have thought a week ago that MSU’s loss to the Hoosiers wouldn’t be as much of a death-blow to the Spartans’ Big Ten title hopes? This makes Sunday’s game in Ann Arbor that much more important for MSU to rediscover the mojo it had in dismantling the Wolverines the first time around in East Lansing.
And the past two days also proves something I’ve said for months now – Penn State and Nebraska, to me, are every bit the big stories of the Big Ten. Regardless of records, neither has been the doormat people predicted at the start of the season. That only makes the conference that much more of a gauntlet.
Of course, we’ll see what that battle-tested nature means for how each team physically come March.