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• Nebraska was the pick here to win the Legends Division, but not anymore after watching what Wyoming did Saturday — with nine rushes of more than 10 yards and eight passes of more than 15 yards.
After countless missed tackles, Coach Bo Pelini said, “I equate it to a basketball game where you miss a lot of layups. We’ll be better because of the experience.”
• As Michigan State’s quarterback carousel continues turning, the Spartans need better wide receiver play, too. The quarterbacks combined to go 17-for-37 for 116 yards in last week’s 26-13 victory over Western Michigan, but those totals included six dropped passes. Spartans receivers also dropped nine of 54 passes in the spring game.
• Gophers coach Jerry Kill had this to say about his former team, Northern Illinois, knocking off Iowa 30-27: “I’ll be honest; I think Iowa’s a better football team than they were a year ago. I think Northern’s got a good football team. They’ve got good players who can make some plays.”
BIG TEN POWER POLL
1. Michigan (1-0): The Wolverines looked the best of any Big Ten team in Week 1. Bring on the Irish.
2. Ohio State (1-0): Braxton Miller’s Heisman campaign started with leg cramps and a pick six against Buffalo.
3. Wisconsin (1-0): Another gimme this week (Tennessee Tech) before a Week 3 test at Arizona State.
4. Northwestern (1-0): Took care of business at Cal; Cain Colter expected back from his concussion this week.
5. Nebraska (1-0): New year, new defensive issues. If Wyoming can do that, what about UCLA in Week 3?
6. Michigan State (1-0): Two older quarterbacks have struggled; maybe it’s redshirt freshman Tyler O’Connor’s turn.
7. Penn State (1-0): Christian Hackenberg thrived in his debut, but the running game sputtered against Syracuse.
8. Gophers (1-0): They did what they had to do against UNLV and must do the same at New Mexico State.
9. Indiana (1-0): Scored 72 points against Indiana State after scoring 24 vs. the Sycamores last year.
10. Iowa (0-1): After tough loss to Northern Illinois, Iowa should end seven-game skid against Missouri State.
11. Illinois (1-0): Nathan Scheelhaase had a great game, but the defense had trouble against Southern Illinois.
12. Purdue (0-1): Rough debut for new coach Darrell Hazell against Cincinnati, which faces Illinois next.
|Cincinnati - WP: M. Lorenzen||7||FINAL|
|Pittsburgh - LP: J. Locke||1|
|Miami - WP: M. Latos||2||FINAL|
|Washington - LP: S. Strasburg||1|
|NY Yankees - WP: M. Pineda||6||FINAL|
|Toronto - LP: M. Estrada||3|
|Philadelphia - LP: C. Billingsley||0||FINAL|
|Atlanta - WP: S. Miller||9|
|Baltimore - LP: B. Norris||2||FINAL|
|NY Mets - WP: B. Colon||3|
|Tampa Bay - LP: D. Smyly||0||FINAL|
|Boston - WP: R. Porcello||2|
|Los Angeles - WP: Z. Greinke||8||FINAL|
|Milwaukee - LP: M. Garza||2|
|Cleveland - LP: D. Salazar||3||FINAL|
|Kansas City - WP: J. Vargas||5|
|Detroit - LP: S. Greene||2||FINAL|
|Chicago WSox - WP: J. Samardzija||5|
|Oakland - WP: J. Chavez||2||FINAL|
|Minnesota - LP: T. May||1|
|Texas - WP: W. Rodriguez||7||FINAL|
|Houston - LP: S. Feldman||1|
|Chicago Cubs - LP: E. Jackson||4||FINAL|
|St. Louis - WP: M. Harris||7|
|Seattle - LP: D. Leone||4||FINAL|
|LA Angels - WP: H. Street||5|
|San Diego - LP: A. Cashner||0||FINAL|
|San Francisco - WP: R. Vogelsong||6|
Poll: Does it bother you that Tyus Jones chose Duke over Minnesota?