As we get set to kick off this 113th season of Big Ten football, we're conscious that the conference is currently rolling with a negative street cred balance. Because of that perception, we find ourselves a fan of every other team in the Big Ten during these first few weekends of the year. Even you dorks up North.
The Illini (Missouri), Spartans (Cal) and Wolverines (Utah) have the heavies this weekend and we're counting on 70-0 blowouts across the board.
A mere hours away from kickoff, we turn to former Hoosier coach Bill Mallory for inspiration:
Clutch. Your Saturday open thread lives here.