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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3.  The non-conference games

Give the Big Ten credit – it really is stepping up its non-conference game.

Not everyone faces an FCS team, and just about everyone has one monster date among the three outside of the Big Ten. Nine teams’ best non-conference games are away from home including all of them in the West.

So how do all of the Big Ten non-conference slates look, ranking all three games for each team from best to worst?

Big Ten East

Indiana
1) Cincinnati, 2) at WKU, 3) Idaho

Maryland
1) West Virginia, 2) Kent State, 3) Howard

Michigan
1) Washington, 2) Western Michigan, 3) Northern Illinois

Michigan State
1) at Miami, 2) WKU, 3) Youngstown State

Ohio State
1) Oregon, 2) Tulsa, 3) Akron

Penn State
1) Auburn, 2) Ball State, 3) Villanova

Rutgers
1) at Syracuse, 2) Temple, 3) Delaware


Big Ten West

Illinois
1) at Virginia, 2) UTSA, 3) Charlotte

Iowa
1) at Iowa State, 2) Colorado State, 3) Kent State

Minnesota
1) at Colorado, 2) Miami University, 3) Bowling Green

Nebraska 
1) at Oklahoma, 2) Buffalo, 3) SE Louisiana

Northwestern
1) at Duke, 2) Ohio, 3) Indiana State

Purdue
1) at Notre Dame, 2) Oregon State, 3) at UConn

Wisconsin
1) Notre Dame (in Chicago), 2) Army, 3) Eastern Michigan

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