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The Big Ten had a decent enough weekend.

Indiana pulled off a marvelous win over ranked Missouri (ranked because they were in the SEC?). I don't know if you watched any of this game, but this didn't look like the same Indiana team we've seen in the past.

Nebraska's win over Miami was convincing. Michigan State annihilated Eastern Michigan in a game where at halftime Sparty had 320 yards to EMU's one. Wisconsin destroyed Bowling Green, setting a Big Ten rushing record with 644 yards while Melvin Gordon had five touchdowns and 253 yards, a performance that will probably get him Big Ten Offensive POTW.

Iowa pulled out their second string quarterback, showed some offense and came back to beat Pittsburgh, giving the Big Ten only their second win (at that time) against a power conference opponent. Purdue, Minnesota, Rutgers, Maryland, all winners.

The B1G problem was Michigan's horrible loss to Utah. Whether we like it or not, The Big Ten needs Michigan to be good. They are a marquee name program, and those outside the B1G pay attention to what they're doing. Their offense look disinterested. Their team looked like they didn't want to be there.

My recommendation to Michigan - fire athletic director Dave Brandon and do a complete reboot.

Florida State WR Rashad Greene's halftime speech lights spark, ignites overtime victory against Clemson - Tomahawk Nation
Rashad Greene has always been known as a guy that will set an example on and off the field, although quietly, but that changed Saturday night inside Doak Campbell Stadium.

Demarcus Robinson had a fun afternoon on Twitter - Alligator Army
Florida's stud wide receiver had Gators fans scratching their heads.

Alabama 42, Florida 21: Rolled by the Tide - Alligator Army
Florida took one of the most comprehensive defeats in program history on Saturday.

Rutgers' Paul James out for season with torn ACL - On the Banks
Rutgers' star running back was injured in the second quarter yesterday in Annapolis.

Big Ten football statistical review: Week 4 - Land-Grant Holy Land
The Big Ten had an up and down day with big wins for Indiana and Nebraska combined with a big loss by Michigan.

Full 2014 College Football Playoff and bowl projections: Adding 2 to New Year's - SBNation.com

The New Year's cluster adds a pair of devastating power-running teams and the Playoff foursome gets a little shuffle. A look at the state of all 38 games.

Still projected to the Holiday Bowl.

Nebraska Leans on Ameer Abdullah, New Identity in Win over Miami | AthlonSports.com
If this season is going to be different for Nebraska, how the Cornhuskers defeated Miami will be a good example why. A Nebraska team the last few years that found it way to four losses or found itself combusting on the sideline on Saturday found itself settling into an identity and a 41-31 win. At the same time, Miami gave Nebraska every excuse to lose its cool. Chippy play and personal foul penalties kept the game teetering on the very of a brawl.

Louisville Sports Commission - Paul Hornung Award Week Four Honor Roll
Ameer Abdullah is on the Honor Roll for Week 4

Iron N paints strong message to Husker fans, Miami visitors - Daily Nebraskan: Sports

As the canvas came down, 91,585 people in Memorial Stadium saw the classic skull and crossbones in the Nebraska helmet. Banners forewarned Miami they had entered their worst nightmare. Millions of viewers on ESPN2 saw it unfurl, but only a few saw how it all started and how it all came together.

This is pretty cool.

Miami Hurricanes Football: Breaking Down the Ugly Truth in Photos/Videos - State of The U
The 'Canes couldn't come close to stopping Ameer Abdullah and Nebraska's running game. There are several obvious reasons why.