Daily Five: Every Power Five Team's Sandwich & Letdown Games

Daily Five: Every Power Five Team's Sandwich & Letdown Games

2018 Spring Football

Daily Five: Every Power Five Team's Sandwich & Letdown Games


Big Ten Sandwich/Letdown Games

The dangerous games in between bigger games the teams have to get up for.

Big Ten EAST


Sandwich/Letdown Game: Sept. 29 at Rutgers

The Scarlet Knights could be just about everyone’s letdown team, but for Indiana, the game comes on the road in between home games against Michigan State and Ohio State.
– Spring Analysis | Schedule Breakdown


Sandwich/Letdown Game: Nov. 10 at Indiana

The Terps can’t take any game for granted, and they’re going to need this with Michigan State to start out November, and followed up by Ohio State and at Penn State.
– Spring Analysis | Schedule Breakdown


Sandwich/Letdown Game: Nov. 10 at Rutgers

It’s a dog day road game coming off a run of Wisconsin, at Michigan State, and Penn State, and with Ohio State still coming up a few weeks later.
– Spring Analysis | Schedule Breakdown

Michigan State

Sandwich/Letdown Game: Nov. 3 at Maryland

The Spartans don’t have a true sandwich game, but it’s going to be a tough game to get up for with Ohio State and at Nebraska coming up next, and after dealing with a tough end of October.
– Spring Analysis | Schedule Breakdown

Ohio State

Sandwich/Letdown Game: Nov. 17 at Maryland

The Buckeyes can’t go 2017 Iowa after dealing with the trip to Michigan State and with the Michigan game to follow.
– Spring Analysis | Schedule Breakdown

Penn State

Sandwich/Letdown Game: Nov. 17 at Rutgers

Penn State doesn’t have much in the way of sandwich moments, but it has to go to Rutgers late in the year after playing at Michigan and against Wisconsin.
– Spring Analysis | Schedule Breakdown


Sandwich/Letdown Game: Sept. 22 vs. Buffalo

UB is good enough to win this – it’s good enough to potentially win the MAC. After going on the road to face Ohio State and Kansas, and with the Big Ten world kicking back in against Indiana the week after, Rutgers can’t lose this.
– Spring Analysis | Schedule Breakdown

Big Ten West


Sandwich/Letdown Game: Oct. 27 at Maryland

Illinois isn’t good enough to have a letdown game, but after dealing with a bruising trip to Wisconsin, and with a home game against Minnesota to follow, the interdivisional game could be a blip.
– Spring Analysis | Schedule Breakdown


Sandwich/Letdown Game: Sept. 15 vs. Northern Iowa

As much as Iowa likes to talk about getting into this game against the always-feisty Panthers, it’ll be tough to get up for it with Iowa State the week before and Wisconsin the week after.
– Spring Analysis | Schedule Breakdown


Sandwich/Letdown Game: Oct. 26 vs. Indiana

There isn’t a real sandwich game for the Gophers, but the home date with the Hoosiers is coming off road games at Ohio State and Nebraska.
– Spring Analysis | Schedule Breakdown


Sandwich/Letdown Game: Sept. 29 vs. Purdue

This isn’t just a dangerous home game for the Frosties – it comes in between road games against Michigan and Wisconsin.
– Spring Analysis | Schedule Breakdown


Sandwich/Letdown Game: Oct. 20 at Rutgers

The Wildcats have a brutal run against Michigan, at Michigan State and Nebraska before going to Piscataway, and then comes Wisconsin, Notre Dame, and at Iowa.
– Spring Analysis | Schedule Breakdown


Sandwich/Letdown Game: Oct. 13 at Illinois

How sleepy will the Boilermakers be after the week off? Before that, they go to Nebraska, and after going to Champaign they have to face Ohio State and a trip to Michigan State.
– Spring Analysis | Schedule Breakdown


Sandwich/Letdown Game: Oct. 20 vs. Illinois

The Badgers have to get up for three straight Big Ten showdowns against Iowa on the road, Nebraska, and then at Michigan. The trip to Northwestern after facing Illinois will be top of mind, too.
– Spring Analysis | Schedule Breakdown

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