College Football: The Not-So-Big Ten


Illinois lost, 26-7, to Southern Methodist. Minnesota got shut out by Missouri, 24-0. Indiana was embarrassed, 20-10, by little Miami of Ohio. Oh, well, shrugged Midwestern football fans, accidents will happen. But then Michigan's No. 7-ranked Wolverines were upset, 21-7, by unranked North Carolina, and Washington — a team that had been blanked 10-0 by the Air Force Academy a week before — rolled up 413 yds. on the ground to beat Ohio State, 38-22. Even before last Saturday's game, when Nebraska smashed Wisconsin, 31-3, the Chicago Daily News asked: WHAT HAS HAPPENED TO THE BIG TEN?


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