Big Ten Power Rankings: Hoosiers close to last after Week 9

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Wisconsin Badgers running back Braelon Allen (0). Mandatory Credit: Dale Young-USA TODAY Sports /

Last game: 35-24 win vs. Purdue
Next game: Nov. 5 vs. Maryland

Braelon Allen and the Wisconsin Badgers needed a bye week after their hard-fought win on October 22. Now they have a chance to build on that momentum and take on a Terrapins team that may still be without their star quarterback, Taulia Tagovailoa.

The Badgers are undefeated all-time against Maryland, 3-0, winning by an average margin of 25.7 points per game. The two games played in Madison between the two teams have resulted in blowouts, with Wisconsin winning by 25 points in 2017 and 45 points in 2014. It won’t be similar to that differential, but it could end up being an important win for the Badgers if they can take down Maryland.