Neither Northwestern nor Michigan made a bowl game a season ago. This year, though, their matchup is a battle of two top-20 teams.
A week after not getting into the end zone in a loss to Iowa, Wisconsin could be without its top receiver in another division showdown against Nebraska.
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.
What a difference a year has made for the Iowa Hawkeyes.
It's only the first day of October, but we're already talking about games that will have huge impacts on the race in the Big Ten West.