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Around the Big Ten, Week 12: Iowa sinks Minnesota’s boat, Michigan State disappoints

Every Sunday, after an entire Saturday’s worth of college football, we’ll take a look around the Big Ten. As the conference as a whole fights for respectability in the non-conference, or as its power dynamics shift on a week-to-week basis this fall, we’ll follow every team and try to piece together the puzzle that is the 14-week-long season all the way up until Indianapolis.

Here are the top storylines from Week 12:

Iowa topples No. 8 Minnesota

Last week, the Gophers hit a high. Yesterday, they hit a hangover.

After last week’s upset of Penn State, Minnesota sat at 9-0, with an undefeated season seemingly within reach.