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Floyd of Rosedale is heading to Iowa City

No big shocks this Saturday in the Big Ten, as Ohio State and Iowa remained unbeaten. Nebraska won two games in a row for the first time, while Michigan State got back on track, Michigan won the wildest Big Ten game of 2015 and Northwestern pushed its winning streak to three.

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Dienhart: It all boils down to the last two games for Ohio State

Nov 14, 2015; Champaign, IL, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes running back Ezekiel Elliott (15) hold up the Illibuck trophy after the game at Memorial Stadium. Ohio State defats Illinois 28-3. Mandatory Credit: Mike DiNovo-USA TODAY Sports

Watch our Ohio State-Illinois highlight

Another week, another win for Ohio State. That’s 23 in row for the Buckeyes and 30 in succession vs. Big Ten teams in regular-season games. This time, Illinois was the object in between Ohio State and its lofty goals, falling 28-3 to a Buckeyes squad that was just too good and too talented. Sorry, Illini.

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Taking a quick look at Big Ten East vs. Big Ten West matchups

Oct 31, 2015; Iowa City, IA, USA; The Maryland Terrapins face off against the Iowa Hawkeyes line of scrimmage during the second half at Kinnick Stadium. Iowa won 31-15.  Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

Jeff Long discusses Iowa's CFP ranking

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Last Saturday was a big one for the Big Ten West, a division that often is maligned and perceived to be less-than when compared to an East division that features power/elite programs like Ohio State, Michigan, Michigan State and Penn State.

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Your updated look at the Big Ten division scenarios

Nov 7, 2015; Bloomington, IN, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes running back LeShun Daniels Jr. (29) celebrates a touchdown with his team during the second half of the game at Memorial Stadium. The Hawkeyes defeated the Hoosiers 35-27. Mandatory Credit: Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

Gerry DiNardo praises perfect Hawkeyes

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There are three weeks left in the season, and both Big Ten division races remain up for grabs. But know this: Iowa is in firm control in the West. In the East, Ohio State is in the driver’s seat. Both are unbeaten, the last perfect teams in the Big Ten.

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Dienhart: 'Iowa isn't going away, America. Deal with it'

Nov 7, 2015; Bloomington, IN, USA; Iowa Hawkeyes tight end George Kittle (46) and Iowa Hawkeyes tight end Henry Krieger Coble (80) celebrate a touchdown during the first half of the game against the Indiana Hoosiers at Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Marc Lebryk-USA TODAY Sports

Watch our full Iowa-Indiana highlight

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It wasn’t always fancy, it wasn’t always pretty … but in the end, it was effectively spectacular for the Hawkeyes. Welcome to Iowa football, 2015, which moved to 9-0 with a 35-27 win at Indiana on Saturday afternoon.

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Dienhart: Jerry Kill was one of game's best coaches, people

Sep 26, 2015; Minneapolis, MN, USA; Minnesota Golden Gophers head coach Jerry Kill kneels down after the game against the Ohio Bobcats at TCF Bank Stadium. The Gophers won 27-24. Mandatory Credit: Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports

Watch Jerry Kill's full opening statement

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I shouldn’t have been surprised to see the e-mail. But, I still was caught off guard.

There it was, glowing on my computer screen: “University of Minnesota head football coach Jerry Kill announced this morning that he is retiring from his position effective immediately due to health reasons.”

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