Neither Northwestern nor Michigan made a bowl game a season ago. This year, though, their matchup is a battle of two top-20 teams.
After a four-week absence, Matt Frazier was back on the field for Northwestern in last weekend's win over Minnesota.
Surprisingly, Saturday's game between Northwestern and Michigan has gone from preseason afterthought to a matchup of top-20 teams.
After the season’s first full week of conference play, one thing is clear: The Big Ten West race ought to be a real fun one.
A narrow victory over Purdue was not enough to keep Michigan State the No. 2 team in the country.