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Nebraska will have plenty of competition in the Big Ten, but Michigan State is one of several teams that could test the Huskers for conference supremacy. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images.
Nebraska will have plenty of competition in the Big Ten, but Michigan State is one of several teams that could test the Huskers for conference supremacy. Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images.

The Legends Division is going to be a dogfight. Nebraska is the reigning champion and don't expect a letdown with the amount of talent coming back to Lincoln.

Northwestern, Michigan and Michigan State will have plenty to say about the Huskers repeating. The Nov. 16 matchup with the Spartans is interesting. Nebraska can score, but MSU can't; however, the Spartans have a tremendous defense and will limit the Huskers' big plays. 

The division race will likely come down to one game. MSU is in prime trap-game position in between Huskers' road trips to Michigan and Penn State. Nebraska loses at home to MSU, goodbye Big Ten title game. 

Prediction: Nebraska is good and should be in the Top 15 much of 2013. It won't let the Spartans walk into Lincoln and steal one.