1. Really … who has the hardest Big Ten schedule?
It’s hard to give Michigan State too much love considering all three non-conference games are at home, and Tulsa and Western Michigan are layups before hosting Arizona State. But the Big Ten schedule is a bear.
Everyone has it rough in the Big Ten East, but the Spartans have to go to Ohio State, and then they have to travel to Wisconsin from the West the following week.
They get Penn State at home, but they have to go to Michigan. Making matters worse, along with that trip to Madison, they also have to go to Northwestern.
Maryland has a sneaky-nasty schedule in Mike Locksley’s first season. Hosting Syracuse will be a problem, and going to Temple is a trap.
The Penn State and Michigan games are at home, but the Terps have to go to Ohio State and Michigan State as part of a killer November. Try this out … Michigan, at Ohio State, a week off, Nebraska, and at Michigan State.
Along with playing the Huskers from the West, they have to go to both Purdue and Minnesota as part of a run of three road games in four weeks – and then comes that tough November run.
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