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Big Ten has two big upsets by 4 p.m. today

The Michigan Wolverines are now two games back in the Big Ten East, and they lost last week to a Michigan State team that got annihilated by previously-winless Iowa

Peyton Hendershot of the Indiana Hoosiers catches a touchdown pass while being defended by Ben VanSumeren of the Michigan Wolverines during the second quarter at Memorial Stadium on November 07, 2020 in Bloomington, Indiana. Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images

Week 10 of the college football season started off with a bang on Saturday as two top-25 teams were upset by conference opponents. In Bloomington, IN, the 13th-ranked Indiana Hoosiers defeated the 23rd-ranked Michigan Wolverines 38-21.

It’s a big win for the Hoosiers, who are now 3-0 and will likely inch closer towards the top-10. But for the Wolverines, it only puts head coach Jim Harbaugh on a hotter seat in Ann Arbor. After losing last week to “little brother” Michigan State Spartans 27-24, this was a must-win for Michigan.

But the Hoosiers had other ideas as sophomore quarterback Michael Penix Jr. torched the Wolverines’ defense for 342 yards and three touchdowns. Meanwhile, Michigan junior quarterback Joe Milton had 13 completions on 26 attempts for 279 touchdowns, three touchdowns, and an interception. However, he was a lone bright spot for the Wolverines’ offense as the running game only had 18 rushing yards. Junior running back Hassan Haskins was the team’s leading rusher with 19 yards on six carries.

And if that wasn’t bad enough Block M, those Spartans they lost to at home last week got wrecked by the winless Iowa Hawkeyes 49-7. MSU junior quarterback Rocky Lombardi threw three interceptions, the second time this season he’s been multi-picked.

Next week, the Wolverines are scheduled to play the Wisconsin Badgers at the Big House. But no one knows if that game will be played considering the number of COVID-19 cases that the Badgers are fighting.

It might be in their best interests to hope the Badgers and quarterback Graham Mertz stay home for another week.

Two of the hottest seats in P5 jobs coming into the season belonged to Jim Harbaugh and Clay Helton. Helton barely survived his big game today (which is so on brand)... but Harbaugh? It might be a problem unless this season gets on track and quickly.