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, but that doesn't mean that they haven't revealed some key aspects of what this season has in store. None of the teams have tackled conference opponents yet, meaning they are warming up for their biggest games of the season. After only two weeks, though, the teams are already dividing themselves into the teams with potential to impress and those who will have to dig themselves out to make a bowl game. Be there for some of the best games by getting NCAA Football tickets online. Illinois: The Illini started off the season in a rough way with a 37-9 loss to Missouri during Week One. The loss was hard as they only converted six out of 16 third-down conversion attempts. They got a needed dose of confidence during Week Two with a 45-17 win over Illinois State. Backup quarterback Eddie McGee had to come in for an injured Juice Williams, and he was 13 of 17 for 164 yards, one touchdown and one interception. Running back Jason Ford also had a great game, tallying 137 yards and one touchdown on 10 rushing attempts. Indiana: The Hoosiers have started the season with an impressive 2-0 record, but that is obviously before facing their tough conference opponents. Week one, they topped Eastern Kentucky 19-13. The win came despite the fact that quarterback Ben Chappell threw two interceptions. He still managed to tally 326 yards and one touchdown that game. Week two, Indiana topped Western Michigan 23-19. That game was much cleaner offensively, with no turnovers. Running back Demetrius McCray tallied 134 yards and one touchdown in 17 carries. Indiana hasn't historically been a powerhouse in their conference, but they could upset a team or two since they are going in with momentum. Iowa: Prior to the start of the season, Iowa was ranked 22. They dropped out of the Top 25 after a narrow 17-16 Week One victory over Northern Iowa, saved only by two blocked field goals. The bright spot of that game was quarterback Richard Stanzi, who threw for 242 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions. They dominated in a more impressive way in Week Two with a 35-3 win over Iowa State, but it wasn't enough to get them back in the rankings yet. Michigan: Michigan started the season unranked and got off to a good start with a 31-7 victory over Western Michigan. That game was apparently a warm up to something much bigger, as they took on number 18 Notre Dame the next week and came out on top 38-34. That win came with just seconds left in the game when quarterback Tate Forcier hit Greg Mathews with a five-yard touchdown pass. The win dropped the Fighting Irish from the rankings and put Michigan at number 25. They needed that win to show they are still in the running for elite rankings. Michigan State: The Spartans began their season with an impressive 44-3 victory over Montana State. Their two quarterbacks, Kirk Cousins and Keith Nichol, had five touchdowns between them. Unfortunately, their celebration was halted during Week Two when they narrowly fell to Central Michigan 29-27. They seemed to have the victory in the bag, but Central came back in the final minute to score both a touchdown and a field goal, thanks to a well-placed onside kick. That loss showed cracks in this season's armor. Minnesota: Minnesota came out strong on their Week One game against Syracuse, scoring 14 points in the first quarter. Syracuse had them by six at the half, however. Minnesota rallied to score two field goals before the end of the game, sending them into overtime. Eric Ellestad nailed a 35-yard field goal in overtime to finally give them a 23-20 victory. Thanks to a fourth-quarter rally, Minnesota won their second game as well, topping Air Force 20-13. The stars of the game were the Golden Gophers wide receiver Eric Decker and linebacker Nate Triplett, who are sure to keep impressing. Northwestern: Northwestern had little mercy during week one while racking up a 47-14 victory against Towson. They didn't escape nearly as unscathed in Week Two, however, when they topped Eastern Michigan 24-27. They had a 21-point lead partway through the second quarter, but allowed Eastern Michigan to come back and tie in the final minutes of the game. A 49-yard field goal by Stefan Demos finally secured the win in the final seconds. Ohio State: Ohio State started the season ranked sixth and dropped two positions after their 31-27 victory over Navy during Week One. They dropped to 11th the next week after a hard-fought battle against USC, where the Trojans came out on top 18-15. Even with the close games, The Buckeyes should have a strong season. Penn State: Unlike Ohio State, Penn State has only been rising in the rankings. They started out ranked ninth and rose to seventh after an impressive 31-7 victory over Akron. They next week, they had a definitive 28-7 victory over Syracuse with an impressive performance by quarterback Daryll Clark. That win took them to number five. They are the team with the most potential for a championship this year. Purdue: The big story for the Boilermakers' Week One 52-31 win over Toledo was Ralph Bolden. The running back tallied a staggering 234 yards and two touchdowns in 21 carries. It was also a needed victory for new coach Danny Hope. More eyes were on Oregon when they faced Purdue during Week Two, thanks to the team suspending running back LeGarrette Blount for the rest of the season after he punched an opposing player. Oregon handed Purdue a 38-26 loss in the hotly contested match. Wisconsin: Wisconsin topped Northern Illinois 28-20 during Week One, but they seemed to tire late in the game as they allowed 14 points in the fourth quarter. They had to fight a little longer during Week Two to tally a win against Fresno State, but a field goal in the second overtime finally gave them a 34-31 win. Author's Resource Box This article was sponsored by http:www.stubhub. StubHub sells ticke Flaws.