What five things matter the most about the 2019 Big Ten college football schedule? What do you need to know?
2019 Big Ten Football Schedules
Big Ten Composite, Ranking Top Games
East Indiana | Maryland | Michigan
Michigan St | Ohio St | Penn St | Rutgers
West Illinois | Iowa | Minnesota | Nebraska
Northwestern | Purdue | Wisconsin
Here’s what matters and what you need to care about with the 2019 Big Ten football schedule, starting with …
5. Who catches the biggest break in the West?
The teams in the East have it rough, with Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State and Ohio State all a part of the toughest division in college football – or second-toughest behind the SEC West.
But how about the Big Ten West?
Last year, a mediocre Northwestern team managed to win it in a shocking walk – it was over in early November – but this year, it’s not going to be so easy for the defending Big Ten champs. They get Iowa and Minnesota at home, but they have to deal with a road trip to Wisconsin.
Iowa has it the toughest in the division with that date in Evanston along with November road games at Wisconsin and Nebraska, and Purdue catches a miserable break with the games against the Hawkeyes, Wildcats and Badgers all on the road.
Minnesota gets Wisconsin in Minneapolis, but that comes after back-to-back games at Iowa and Northwestern. However, it does get Nebraska at home – that’s one of the few tough things Huskers have to deal with in division play.
Scott Frost’s team gets Northwestern at home to kick off October, but the bigger break comes at the end with both Wisconsin and Iowa having to make the trip to Lincoln in late November. The Huskers also have it okay against the East, playing Indiana and Maryland, but they do have to face Ohio State.