NCF Nation: Illinois Fighting Illini Miami Thomas

Posted by ESPN.com's Adam Rittenberg

No case of the Mondays today. The best week of the Big Ten's nonconference slate is officially under way. Despite an 11-0 mark in Week 2, the Big Ten still has plenty of work to improve its national reputation, and this is the time to do it. Matchups against top-ranked USC, No. 16 Oregon, No. 21 Fresno State and an always-spotlighted Notre Dame team provide the Big Ten the chance to change public opinion.

Quarterback questions linger at Iowa and Michigan, while injuries are piling up around the league. Here's a look:

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