As a Purdue University alum I took a road trip down to watch Purdue's football team take on Iowa. While the trip was enjoyable the actual game was painful to watch as Purdue dropped their third straight game. It is quite obvious to me that it is going to be a long season for the Boilermakers. However, the Big Ten conference is filled with parody. It was most likely a historic day with Ohio State, Michigan, Wisconsin and Purdue all losing on the same Saturday. When was the last time that happened? My other Alma mater, Northwestern beat Wisconsin which completed the list of upsets. This leaves Penn State as the clear favorite in the Big Ten but Michigan State is also looking tough. You have got to love college football, especially in the Big Ten.