The Big Ten’s perception, already in question after a lackluster year, is taking a huge hit during the 2013-2014 bowl season. The conference has thus far notched just one victory (Nebraska over Georgia) in five games, as Minnesota, Michigan, Wisconsin and Iowa have all lost their respective matchups.
Players around the country are starting to notice too – check out what USC safety Dion Bailey, who recently declared for the NFL draft, had to say about Michigan State after watching Stanford score on its opening drive during the Rose Bowl.
It is a lot easier to be a great defense in the big10.. Welcome to the real world MSU.. #Pac12
— Dion Bailey (@dbailey_18) January 1, 2014
Bailey and his Trojans were one of just two teams to beat the Cardinal on the year. We’ll see if the Spartans can hang around and prove him wrong.