Big Eight vs. Big Ten West

Back in the days of the Big Eight, to win the national title, you had to beat OU and then a Miami or Florida State. Two difficult games. But two games. It will never be that way again. The Big Ten West is much better than the Big Eight. Deeper. Better coached. There are no weeks off.

Sports Illustrated

The Sports Illustrated cover of Tom Osborne after his first national championship.

Tom Osborne

Tom Osborne with his first of three national championship trophies. Osborne would lead the Huskers to national titles in 1994, 1995 and 1997.

Wisconsin

Nebraska's Wyatt Mazour gets stopped by Wisconsin's Reggie Pearson and Jack Sanborn. The Badgers played in the Rose Bowl this season. They couldn’t overcome Oregon, but the Badgers did rank eighth in the CFP rankings.

Iowa

Iowa kicker Keith Duncan celebrates kicking the winning field goal against Nebraska in 2019. The Hawkeyes like the rest of the Big Ten West are "growing teeth," according to Tom Shatel.

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