The list of streaks that came to an end after an abysmal Saturday in the B1G
The B1G was bad on Saturday. There’s really just no other way to say it. The conference that was hoping to prove it was on the same level as the SEC still has a long way to go.
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When the dust settled, the B1G finished the day with an overall 6-7 record against non-conference foes. Ohio State punched the league’s only significant win, taking down No. 15 TCU. There were five other winners Saturday — Michigan, Indiana, Minnesota, Iowa and Penn State. Michigan State had a bye week.
Several of those seven losses in Week 3 ended some pretty lengthy streaks for five conference teams, and not streaks that you’d like to have broken.
Here’s a look at some of the damage that was sustained and records that were broken after an awful Saturday in B1G country:
- Rutgers: The loss to Kansas marked the first time the Jayhawks won back-t0-back FBS games for the first time since 2009.
- Wisconsin: The loss to BYU marked the first time the Badgers have lost a non-conference home game since 2003 (41 straight wins).
- Purdue: The Boilermakers start 0-3 for the first time since 1996.
- Nebraska: The Huskers start 0-2 for the first time since 1957.
- Northwestern: Akron’s win over the Wildcats was the Zips’ first victory over a B1G team since 1984.
- B1G: The conference lost seven non-conference matchups, the most in a single day since 1936.