Nothing overtly surprising happened in the B1G in Week 3.

Ohio State, Penn State and Michigan all easily won games they were supposed to and looked good while doing so. Wisconsin once again struggled early but got things going to finish strong.

Iowa finally surpassed Brian Ferentz’s 25-point threshold in downing Western Michigan and Maryland took care of business against a bad Virginia squad.

Between Iowa, Wisconsin, Maryland and perhaps even Minnesota, it’s hard to tell who the 4th best team in the conference is as of Week 3. We’ll roll with the Hawkeyes for now based off that defense.

Perhaps the most surprising result from Week 3 in the B1G was Michigan State just laying down for Washington. I think most thought the Huskies were going to win convincingly, but Saturday’s matchup can only barely be considered a sporting event. A garbage time touchdown saved the Spartans from being blanked in East Lansing.

Elsewhere … I think it may be time to officially say it: Welcome to the land of competition, Rutgers! It certainly has been a while. The Scarlet Knights easily took care of Virginia Tech on Saturday, 35-16, and look primed to earn at least 6 wins against a rough bottom of the conference. Wagner, MSU at home and Indiana are all games Rutgers should be favored in already sitting at 3 wins on the season.

The Scarlet Knights went to a bowl game in 2021 despite totaling 5 wins. The last time Rutgers cracked 6 wins on a season was back in 2014.

We’ll see if they can pull it off. For now, here are the B1G bowl projections following Week 3:

Big Ten bowl projections following Week 3

Rose Bowl (CFP semifinal): Michigan vs. Florida State

Fiesta Bowl: Penn State vs. Washington

Orange Bowl: Ohio State vs. North Carolina

Cheez-It Citrus Bowl: Iowa vs. Alabama

ReliaQuest Bowl: Wisconsin vs. Ole Miss

Music City Bowl: Maryland vs. Mizzou

Las Vegas Bowl: Minnesota vs. UCLA

Pinstripe Bowl: Rutgers vs. Louisville

Guaranteed Rate Bowl: Nebraska vs. UCF