Big Ten Football Schedule 2021: Winners, Losers, 5 Things You Need To Know

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Big Ten Football Schedule 2021: Winners, Losers, 5 Things You Need To Know

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Big Ten Football Schedule 2021: Winners, Losers, 5 Things You Need To Know

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4. Who misses the big boys from the other division?

It’s the most important aspect of the Big Ten schedule – who do you play from that other division?

Every team plays a nine game conference schedule with six divisional games along with three against the other division.

But as you’ll see, not all schedules are created equal – ask anyone from the West who has to play Ohio State.

Big Ten East

Indiana
Games vs. West: at Iowa, Minnesota, at Purdue
So that means no … Illinois, Nebraska, Northwestern, Wisconsin

Maryland
Games vs. West: at Illinois, Iowa, at Minnesota
So that means no … Nebraska, Northwestern, Purdue, Wisconsin

Michigan
Games vs. West: at Nebraska, Northwestern, at Wisconsin
So that means no … Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Purdue

Michigan State
Games vs. West: Nebraska, at Northwestern, at Purdue
So that means no … Illinois, Iowa, Minnesota, Wisconsin

Ohio State
Games vs. West: at Minnesota, at Nebraska, Purdue
So that means no … Illinois, Iowa, Northwestern, Wisconsin

Penn State
Games vs. West: Illinois, at Iowa, at Wisconsin
So that means no … Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Purdue

Rutgers
Games vs. West: at Illinois, at Northwestern, Wisconsin
So that means no … Iowa, Minnesota, Nebraska, Purdue


Big Ten West

Illinois
Games vs. East: Maryland, at Penn State, Rutgers
So that means no … Indiana, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State

Iowa
Games vs. East: Indiana, at Maryland, Penn State
So that means no … Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State, Rutgers

Minnesota
Games vs. East: at Indiana, Maryland, Ohio State
So that means no … Michigan, Michigan State, Penn State, Rutgers

Nebraska 
Games vs. East: Michigan, at Michigan State, Ohio State
So that means no … Indiana, Maryland, Penn State, Rutgers

Northwestern
Games vs. East: at Michigan, Michigan State, Rutgers
So that means no … Indiana, Maryland, Ohio State, Penn State

Purdue
Games vs. East: Indiana, Michigan State at Ohio State
So that means no … Maryland, Michigan, Penn State, Rutgers

Wisconsin
Games vs. East: Michigan, Penn State, at Rutgers
So that means no … Indiana, Maryland, Michigan State, Ohio State

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NEXT: The non-conference games

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