NorthwesternIt was the first time since 2002 that none of the league's teams could muster a win on New Year's Day.
It was the first time since 2002 that none of the league's teams had a win on New Year's Day.
The biggest disappointments were Michigan and Michigan State. They embarrassed themselves and the conference, losing by a combined 101-21 to Mississippi State and Alabama.
Adding salt to the Big Ten wounds, Nebraska, which becomes the Big Ten's 12th member next season, was upset by Washington 19-7 in the Bridgeport Education Holiday Bowl.
The Big Ten did manage to win two non-New Year's Day bowl games with one more to be played.
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