Author: Isaac Mills
MADISON- Although the Badgers have not played in two weeks, the Big Ten is now moving into the midway point of this shortened season. Here are some of the winners and losers around the Big Ten through week three.
3. Minnesota: After losing to Michigan and an overtime loss to Maryland, Minnesota looks bad. Tanner Morgan isn’t looking as good as he was last year, averaging 50 fewer yards a game and already having two interceptions this season.
2. Wisconsin: Even though they had a great first game and haven’t lost since the Badgers had a team outbreak of COVID-19 and had to cancel their last two games. This could cost them at the end of the season. Wisconsin definitely looks like a CFB playoff contender all problems aside.
1. Penn State: Their CFB playoff hopes ended after their week one loss to Indiana and their fall hasn’t stopped, as they started the year 0-3. I mean they haven’t even played Ohio State yet, so this year is definitely a scratch.
3. Maryland: After getting blown out by Northwestern, Taulia Tagovailoa has caught fire and looks more and more like himself every week. Looking at their remaining schedule they could be contenders for the top half of their division.
2. Indiana: They beat Penn State in a wild game and followed it up with a great win over Michigan. Indiana is no longer a sleeper for the number two spot in the Big Ten East.
1. Northwestern: The Wildcats started off the season blowing out a hot Maryland squad while having more wins already than most people projected. If Peyton Ramsey can limit his interceptions, they have a chance to win a couple more games.