Rough start

The Big Ten is off to a rough start in this year’s bowl season, going 0-2, and 0-4 if you count losses by incoming members Maryland and Rutgers. A look at the conference’s performance so far:

Texas Bowl

• Syracuse 21, Gophers 17

Buffalo Wild Wings Bowl

• Kansas State 31, Michigan 14

Pinstripe Bowl

• Notre Dame 29, Rutgers 16

Military Bowl

• Marshall 31, Maryland 20