Big Ten Football Power Rankings: Week 4

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Sep 19, 2015; Ann Arbor, MI, USA; Michigan Wolverines fullback Sione Houma (39) receives congratulations from teammates after scoring a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the UNLV Rebels at Michigan Stadium. Michigan won 28-7. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

It took a ridiculous fourth-quarter comeback after being down 30-10 for Nebraska to tie things up with Miami and head into overtime. However, Tommy Armstrong Jr. threw a devastating interception in the OT to give the Hurricanes a shot to win with just a field goal.

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Armstrong was very inaccurate on the day, just 21-of-45, but he passed for 309 yards, four touchdowns and three interceptions. The defense allowed Brad Kaaya to pass for nearly 400 yards, though. The Cornhuskers suffered yet another close, heartbreaking loss.

Michigan came into the season with high expectations for head coach Jim Harbaugh and so far, the Wolverines have been meeting, maybe even exceeding, those goals. Through three games, this team is 2-1 and has outscored opponents 63-14.

Jake Rudock isn’t all that impressive, but the run game racked up over 250 yards in the win over UNLV and the defense was stout. Rudock may not be the quarterback this team needs, but he is giving Michigan the best chance to win right now.

Minnesota moves down in our power rankings this week because of its unimpressive three-point win over a lackluster Kent State squad. The Golden Gophers may ultimately end up being a top-three or four team in the Big Ten, but they aren’t showing it thus far.

The defense was solid against the Golden Flashes, but Minnesota’s run game is just not the same without David Cobb.

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