4. Big Ten Surprise, Disappointment
Big Ten Team That Will Surprise
It’s not time to start making plans to go up the road for the Big Ten Championship in Indianapolis, but the Hoosiers have their best team year under head coach Tom Allen.
QB Michael Penix is healthy and in place to be one of the Big Ten’s newest stars, the rest of the skill players are terrific, and the lines are solid enough to hold up in the biggest battles.
IU is still in the Big Ten East, so the expectations have a bit of a cap, but it’ll be good enough to pull off at least one massive upset.
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Big Ten Team That Will Disappoint
Disappointment is relative with Husker fans more than ready for the program to be a big national thing again. It’s not a bad team, and it’ll likely go bowling, but it’s not that much better than last season’s version that went 5-7 in a season when everything was supposed to kick in.
The hope is for the offense to finally be amazing with QB Adrian Martinez in his third year at the helm under Scott Frost, but the defensive front is just okay, the all-around talent is just okay, and other parts of the West – like Wisconsin, Iowa, Minnesota, and an improved Northwestern – are a whole lot better than okay.