Loved this from J.P. Giglio of the Raleigh News & Observer heading into the weekend:
"Every conference schedules its share of fan-fleecing games, but the Big Ten has outdone itself ...
"It's the unofficial Big Ten-MAC challenge, with eight games between the two conferences. Those are gems compared to Wisconsin's home game with Austin Peay and Michigan State's date with Northern Colorado.
"Keep in mind, we don't have a playoff because that would devalue the regular season. The Big Ten has already done that."
By the way, Purdue and Minnesota lost to their MAC opponents, Toledo and Northern Illinois ... proving that the Bad Eleven can't even get a fan-fleecing weekend right.