4. Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State, Ohio State – do any of them have an advantage over the others?
It’s not just about playing the four big programs in the East, it’s also when.
Wisconsin has the worst luck of all the East teams – it has to play three of them. The Michigan and Michigan State games are in Camp Randall, but those are hardly easy considering there’s no layup against Rutgers or Indiana to help the cause – Bucky has to go to Ohio State.
In the East, none of the four teams will be able to catch their collective breaths against each other.
Ready? Annnnnnd …. go.
Penn State gets Michigan and at Michigan State in back-to-back weeks, and has to go on the road to face Ohio State.
The Buckeyes go to Rutgers the week before facing the Nittany Lions, and then they have to go to Ann Arbor to close out the regular season against Michigan. The Michigan State game? That comes after going to Nebraska.
Michigan and Michigan State get the the time off. The Wolverines have to go to Penn State, but they host Ohio State and have a week off before facing the Spartans. MSU gets a week off to rest up and get ready for the home date against Penn State, but has to go on the road to face Michigan and Ohio State.
Got all of that? Sorry, that’s a lot.
It really all comes down to the last two weeks when Ohio State plays Penn State and goes to Michigan. That’s your 2019 Big Ten East season.
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