Was this a down year for all three of those programs? Absolutely. Still, it was a positive for Maryland to beat three perennial Big Ten powers in its first year as a member of the conference. All three wins are good for perception. They could also help the Terps in recruiting, considering Iowa, Penn State and Michigan have all landed top prospects from Maryland and/or Washington, D.C., in recent years. While the Terps lost their final two games, this was a solid first year in the Big Ten.