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What if Missouri had joined the Big Ten in 1996?

Missouri SB Nation site Rock M Nation has an ongoing series playing the what-if game of Mizzou joining the Big Ten in 1996.


What If...Mizzou had joined the Big Ten? (1996-99)

What If...Mizzou had joined the Big Ten? (2000-02)

 

A fun exercise, but putting PSU in a division with Missouri, Iowa, Illinois, Purdue, and Indiana with a protected annual series against the Spartans would be immense.  Rock M's figures PSU would be 7-0 against Missouri, with final results as shown:

1996, PSU goes 11-1, 2nd in the Big Ten South

1997, PSU goes 9-2, 2nd in the Big Ten South

1998, PSU goes 11-0, loses to O$U in the Championship game, beats UCLA in the Rose Bowl

1999, PSU goes 10-2, beats MSU in the Championship game, beats Stanford in the Rose Bowl

2000, PSU goes 6-6, 2nd in the Big Ten South

2001, PSU goes 6-5, 3rd in the Big Ten South, loses to Washington State in Sun Bowl

2002, PSU goes 11-1, 2nd in Big Ten South, loses to USC in the Orange Bowl

 

Two thoughts: 1) I would figuratively murder for these results to be true, and 2) I have a hard time believing the results when I look at the specifics.  Kevin Thompson and Company putting PSU to an 11-0 record in 1998?  Only if PSU had the weakest conference schedule in BCS history.

Anyway, it's a good read.

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