2018 Preseason Big Ten Team-By-Team Predictions For Every Game

2018 Preseason Big Ten Team-By-Team Predictions For Every Game

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2018 Preseason Big Ten Team-By-Team Predictions For Every Game


What’s going to happen this season in the Big Ten? The schedules and predictions for each team and every game. 


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Big Ten East Schedules & Predictions

Big Ten Team Previews
EAST: Indiana | Maryland | Michigan
Michigan St | Ohio St | Penn St | Rutgers

WEST: Illinois | Iowa | Minnesota
Nebraska | Northwestern | Purdue | Wisconsin

Big Ten East

1. Ohio State
2. Michigan State
T3. Michigan
T3. Penn State
5. Maryland
6. Rutgers
7. Indiana

– The predictions aren’t far off from the Big Ten Preseason Team Rankings – which are based on how good the teams are going into the season – with it all once again coming down to the big games when Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State and Ohio State all facing each other. One of the biggest keys is that Penn State and Michigan deal with Wisconsin from the West, and Michigan State and Ohio State don’t.

– One of the biggest new things in the Big Ten East? Maryland should be far better if the quarterback situation is okay, and Rutgers is about to be much more competitive. They’re both good enough to come up with a shocker somewhere.

– The home field advantage is a huge deal, obviously. Michigan State gets Michigan and Ohio State at home, but has to go to Penn State. Ohio State also has to deal with a road date in Happy Valley, but gets Michigan in Columbus. The Wolverines having to go to Ohio State and Michigan State is a problem.

2018 Indiana Football Schedule

2018 Preseason Prediction: 4-8
2018 Preseason Big Ten Prediction: 1-8
Preview 2018: Rebuild And Make It Better

Sept. 1 at FIU W
Sept. 8 Virginia W
Sept. 15 Ball State W
Sept. 22 Michigan State L
Sept. 29 at Rutgers L
Oct. 6 at Ohio State L
Oct. 13 Iowa W
Oct. 20 Penn State L
Oct. 26 at Minnesota L
Nov. 3 OPEN DATE
Nov. 10 Maryland L
Nov. 17 at Michigan L
Nov. 24 Purdue L

2018 Maryland Football Schedule

2018 Preseason Prediction: 7-5
2018 Preseason Big Ten Prediction: 4-5
Preview 2018: Overdue For A Break

Sept. 1 Texas (in Landover) W
Sept. 8 at Bowling Green W
Sept. 15 Temple W
Sept. 22 Minnesota W
Sept. 29 OPEN DATE
Oct. 6 at Michigan L
Oct. 13 Rutgers W
Oct. 20 at Iowa L
Oct. 27 Illinois W
Nov. 3 Michigan State L
Nov. 10 at Indiana W
Nov. 17 Ohio State L
Nov. 24 at Penn State L

2018 Michigan Football Schedule

2018 Preseason Prediction: 9-3
2018 Preseason Big Ten Prediction: 6-3
Preview 2018: Eventually, This Will Happen

Sept. 1 at Notre Dame W
Sept. 8 Western Michigan W
Sept. 15 SMU W
Sept. 22 Nebraska W
Sept. 29 at Northwestern L
Oct. 6 Maryland W
Oct. 13 Wisconsin W
Oct. 20 at Michigan State L
Oct. 27 OPEN DATE
Nov. 3 Penn State W
Nov. 10 at Rutgers W
Nov. 17 Indiana W
Nov. 24 at Ohio State L

2018 Michigan State Football Schedule

2018 Preseason Prediction: 10-2
2018 Preseason Big Ten Prediction: 7-2
Preview 2018: It’s Okay To Be A Superpower

Aug. 31 Utah State W
Sept. 8 at Arizona State W
Sept. 15 OPEN DATE
Sept. 22 at Indiana W
Sept. 29 Central Michigan W
Oct. 6 Northwestern W
Oct. 13 at Penn State L
Oct. 20 Michigan W
Oct. 27 Purdue W
Nov. 3 at Maryland W
Nov. 10 Ohio State W
Nov. 17 at Nebraska L
Nov. 24 Rutgers W

2018 Ohio State Football Schedule

2018 Preseason Prediction: 11-1
2018 Preseason Big Ten Prediction: 8-1
Preview 2018: Be Perfect. That’s All

Sept. 1 Oregon State W
Sept. 8 Rutgers W
Sept. 15 at TCU W
Sept. 22 Tulane W
Sept. 29 at Penn State W
Oct. 6 Indiana W
Oct. 13 Minnesota W
Oct. 20 at Purdue W
Oct. 27 OPEN DATE
Nov. 3 Nebraska W
Nov. 10 at Michigan State L
Nov. 17 at Maryland W
Nov. 24 Michigan W

2018 Penn State Football Schedule

2018 Preseason Prediction: 9-3
2018 Preseason Big Ten Prediction: 6-3
Preview 2018: Give James Franklin His Due

Sept. 1 Appalachian State W
Sept. 8 at Pitt W
Sept. 15 Kent State W
Sept. 21 at Illinois W
Sept. 29 Ohio State L
Oct. 6 OPEN DATE
Oct. 13 Michigan State W
Oct. 20 at Indiana W
Oct. 27 Iowa W
Nov. 3 at Michigan L
Nov. 10 Wisconsin L
Nov. 17 at Rutgers W
Nov. 24 Maryland W

2018 Rutgers Football Schedule

2018 Preseason Prediction: 6-6
2018 Preseason Big Ten Prediction: 3-6
Preview 2018: Here Comes The Turn

Sept. 1 Texas State W
Sept. 8 at Ohio State L
Sept. 15 at Kansas W
Sept. 22 Buffalo W
Sept. 29 Indiana W
Oct. 6 Illinois W
Oct. 13 at Maryland L
Oct. 20 Northwestern W
Oct. 27 OPEN DATE
Nov. 3 at Wisconsin L
Nov. 10 Michigan L
Nov. 17 Penn State L
Nov. 24 at Michigan State L

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