One wonders how many battles Paul Bunyan had that carried as much as importance as this weekend's meeting between Michigan and Michigan State.
Despite boasting the country's top defense for much of this season, Michigan State had yet to appear in any top-25 poll. Until Sunday.
Week 9 brought the expected and the unexpected in the Big Ten.
Though Illinois' loss to Wisconsin was a blowout — the second such loss in the last two games for the Illini — there was a bright side.