Week 9 brought the expected and the unexpected in the Big Ten.
Penn State won 10 games last season and didn't go to a bowl game. The Nittany Lions will likely reach the six-win plateau this season, but that won't send them to a bowl game either.
The chaos that hit college football in Week 8 missed the Big Ten, though the Legends and Leaders were not without their own drama.
Three weeks and counting.
There won't be nearly as much hype this weekend. No "Gameday," no nighttime atmosphere, few columns about the fate of the program riding on one game.