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The Pac-12 matchups aren’t the only tough games for the Big Ten this week.

Two of them are on the road: Penn State (0-1) at Virginia (1-0) and Purdue (1-0) at No. 22 Notre Dame (1-0). Iowa (1-0) hosts Iowa State (1-0) and Northwestern (1-0) is at home against Vanderbilt (0-1).

Games against non-BCS opponents have Michigan (0-1) playing Air Force (1-0) at home, Ohio State (1-0) at home against Central Florida (1-0), Michigan State (1-0) at Central Michigan (1-0), Minnesota (1-0) at home against New Hampshire (1-0) and Indiana (1-0) at Massachusetts (0-1).

Even though the Big Ten went 10-2 the opening weekend, only two games were against BCS foes, and some of the outcomes were surprisingly close.

One that wasn’t close was Michigan’s 41-14 loss to defending national champion and now-top-ranked Alabama.

Wolverines coach Brady Hoke said his players have recovered well from their disappointing performance in the much-anticipated Big Ten-SEC matchup.

“I think our guys are mature enough to understand that that’s one of 12 guaranteed opportunities we have, and we have 11 left,” Hoke said.