We were 2-5 in Big Ten Games decided by 4 or fewer points during the regular season. Not trying to pretend we were some championship caliber team but **we were not as far from the rest of the pack** as some of you like to act like we were.

Boy, I'm not sure I can get on board with that.

The fact we only played in 7 games of four or fewer points and didn't win ANY games by more than 3 points tells you how uncompetitive we were. Eleven of our 21 Big Ten games were single digits, including all three wins, but only only 8 of our 18 losses were by single digits.

We were outscored by 12.3 ppg in our Big Ten games, by far last in the Big Ten. Second-to-last was Nebraska at -5.3 ppg deficit. Penn State was 10th at 0.0 ppg (scored the same as they allowed). Rutgers was 9th at +.7 ppg.

*Here is the comparison of #14 Minnesota and #13 Ohio State (BIG TEN GAMES ONLY, INCLUDING BTT):*
Total Wins: MINN 3, OSU 8

Total Losses: MINN 18, OSU 16

Single Digits wins: MINN 3, OSU 4

Double Digit wins: MINN 0, OSU 4

Single Digit losses: MINN 8, OSU 11

Double Digit losses: MINN 10, OSU 5

Losses of 20+ pts: MINN 4, OSU 2

Losses of 35+ pts: MINN 2, OSU 0

Largest margin of victory: MINN 3, OSU 16 (twice)

Frankly, that IS quite a gap from last place to second-to-last place.