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PSU football: attempting something rare

Penn State plays Iowa in the first game of the Big Ten season.  If PSU defeats them, they will have active winning streaks against every team in the Big Ten.

Previous Games Versus Big Ten Teams
Northwestern .09/30/06    W 33-7
Minnesota ......10/07/06    W 28-27
Illinois  ............09/27/08    W 38-24
Purdue ............10/04/08    W 20-6
Wisconsin ......10/11/08    W 48-7
Michigan ........10/18/08    W 46-17
Ohio State ......10/25/08    W 13-6
Indiana ...........11/15/08    W 34-7   
Michigan St. ...11/22/08    W 49-18
Iowa ................n/a

 

This would be the first time since Penn State began conference play that the Nittany Lions would have wins against every Big Ten squad.  The 1994 squad had not yet played Wisconsin in Big Ten play, then lost their first matchup against the Badgers in 1995.

As far as I can tell, this feat is exceedingly rare in Big Ten play overall.  I believe the only other team that has accomplished this since 1993 is Ohio State for a single week.  They had wins against all Big Ten squads after defeating Wisconsin on November 3rd, 2007, then lost their next game the following week against Illinois.  I've scanned the records of Michigan, Ohio State, Wisconsin, Iowa, and Northwestern and I've seen noone else who's done this since '93.

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