2019 Big Ten Conference football season

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2019 Big Ten Conference football season
Big Ten Conference logo.svg
LeagueNCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision
SportFootball
DurationAugust 29, 2019
through January 2020
Number of teams14
TV partner(s)ABC, ESPN2, ESPN Inc., Big Ten Network, FOX, FS1
2020 NFL Draft
Regular season
Football seasons
← 2018
2020 →
2019 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
Indiana   0 0         0 0  
Maryland   0 0         0 0  
No. 7 Michigan   0 0         0 0  
No. 18 Michigan State   0 0         0 0  
No. 5 Ohio State   0 0         0 0  
No. 15 Penn State   0 0         0 0  
Rutgers   0 0         0 0  
West Division
Illinois   0 0         0 0  
No. 20 Iowa   0 0         0 0  
Minnesota   0 0         0 0  
No. 24 Nebraska   0 0         0 0  
Northwestern   0 0         0 0  
Purdue   0 0         0 0  
No. 19 Wisconsin   0 0         0 0  
Championship: December 7, 2019
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
As of August 23, 2019; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2019 Big Ten conference football season is the 124th season of college football play for the Big Ten Conference and is part of the 2019 NCAA Division I FBS football season.

This will be the Big Ten's sixth season with 14 teams. The defending league champion is Ohio State. The 2019 season will consist of a nine–game conference schedule for the fourth year in a row.[1]

The Big Ten will have two new coaches for the 2019 season, with Ohio State promoting offensive coordinator Ryan Day to head coach, replacing Urban Meyer who retired at the end of the 2018 season.[2] Maryland also has a new coach for 2019, hiring Mike Locksley to replace D.J. Durkin, who was fired in 2018[3] ultimately due to the events that led to the death of player Jordan McNair.

Previous season[edit]

Ohio State defeated Northwestern, 45–24, in the Big Ten Football Championship Game.[4] The win gave the Buckeyes their second consecutive Big Ten championship.

Nine teams participated in bowl games in the 2018 season and the league 5–4 in those games, however the Big Ten failed to land a team in the College Football Playoff for the second straight year.

Minnesota defeated Georgia Tech, 34–10 in the Quick Lane Bowl.[5] Wisconsin defeated Miami (FL), 35–3, in the Pinstripe Bowl.[6] Purdue lost to Auburn, 63–14, in the Music City Bowl.[7] Michigan State lost to Oregon, 7–6, in the Redbox Bowl. [8] Northwestern defeated No. 20 Utah, 31–20, in the Holiday Bowl. [9] Iowa defeated No. 18 Mississippi State, 27–22, in the Outback Bowl. [10] No. 13 Penn State lost to No. 16 Kentucky, 27–24, in the Citrus Bowl. [11]

In the New Year's Six Games, No. 8 Michigan lost to No. 10 Florida, 41–15, in the Peach Bowl. [12] And No. 5 Ohio State defeated No. 9 Washington, 28–23, in the Rose Bowl.[13]

Preseason[edit]

2019 Big Ten Spring Football and number of signees on signing day:

Recruiting classes[edit]

Rankings
Team ESPN[14] Rivals[15] Scout & 24/7[16] Signees
Illinois 54 50 53 26
Indiana 48 45 49 27
Iowa 43 40 41 23
Maryland 31 29 28 24
Michigan 20 24 21 21
Michigan State 34 26 32 22
Minnesota 30 43 38 25
Nebraska 21 21 23 24
Northwestern 49 60 59 18
Ohio State 2 2 2 26
Penn State 4 5 6 23
Purdue 46 49 51 25
Rutgers 59 58 57 22
Wisconsin 39 40 44 20

Big Ten Media Days[edit]

The Big Ten conducted its annual media days at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Chicago Magnificent Mile in Chicago, IL on July 23–24. The event commenced with a speech by Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany, and all 14 teams sent their head coaches and two selected players to speak with members of the media. The event along with all speakers and interviews were broadcast live on the Big Ten Network. The teams and representatives in respective order were as follows:

Preseason media polls[edit]

The Big Ten Media Days concluded with its annual preseason media polls in early August. Since 1992, the credentialed media has gotten the preseason champion correct just five times. Only eight times has the preseason pick even made it to the Big Ten title game. Below are the results of the media poll with total points received next to each school and first-place votes in parentheses. For the 2019 poll, Michigan was voted as the favorite to win both the East Division and the Big Ten Championship Game.[17]

East
Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 Michigan 222 (20)
2 Ohio State 214 (14)
3 Michigan State 156
4 Penn State 154
5 Indiana 86.5
6 Maryland 82.5
7 Rutgers 37
West
Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 Nebraska 198 (14)
2 Iowa 194.5 (14)
3 Wisconsin 172.5 (4)
4 Northwestern 142.5 (1)
5 Purdue 110.5
6 Minnesota 100 (1)
7 Illinois 34
Media poll (Big Ten Championship)
Rank Team Votes
1 Michigan over Nebraska 8
2 Michigan over Iowa 8
3 Ohio State over Iowa 6
4 Ohio State over Nebraska 4
5 Ohio State over Wisconsin 3
6 Nebraska over Michigan 2
7 Michigan over Wisconsin 1
8 Ohio State over Minnesota 1
9 Northwestern over Michigan 1

Preseason awards[edit]

Preseason All-Big Ten[edit]

East Division

  • Joe Bachie, Sr., LB, Michigan State
  • Kenny Willekes, Sr., DE, Michigan State
  • J. K. Dobbins, Jr., RB, Ohio State
  • Chase Young, Jr., DE, Ohio State
  • Yetur Gross-Matos, Jr., DE, Penn State

West Division

  • A.J. Epenesa, Jr., DE, Iowa
  • Adrian Martinez, So., QB, Nebraska
  • Paddy Fisher, Jr., LB, Northwestern
  • Rondale Moore, So., WR, Purdue
  • Jonathan Taylor, Jr., RB, Wisconsin

Rankings[edit]

  Pre Wk
2
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3
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4
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5
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6
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7
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12
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13
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14
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15
Final
Illinois AP
C
CFP Not released
Indiana AP
C
CFP Not released
Iowa AP 20
C 19
CFP Not released
Maryland AP
C
CFP Not released
Michigan AP 7
C 7
CFP Not released
Michigan State AP 18
C 20
CFP Not released
Minnesota AP RV
C RV
CFP Not released
Nebraska AP 24
C RV
CFP Not released
Northwestern AP RV
C 25
CFP Not released
Ohio State AP 5
C 5
CFP Not released
Penn State AP 15
C 14
CFP Not released
Purdue AP
C
CFP Not released
Rutgers AP
C
CFP Not released
Wisconsin AP 19
C 17-T
CFP Not released
Legend
    Improvement in ranking
  Drop in ranking
  Not ranked previous week
  No change in ranking from previous week
RV Received votes but were not ranked in Top 25 of poll
т Tied with team above or below also with this symbol

Schedule[edit]

Index to colors and formatting
Big Ten member won
Big Ten member lost
Big Ten teams in bold

All times Eastern time.

† denotes Homecoming game

Regular season[edit]

The Regular season will begin on August 29 and will end on November 30.

Week #1[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
August 29 9:00 PM South Dakota State Minnesota TCF Bank StadiumMinneapolis, MN FS1      
August 30 7:00 PM Tulsa No. 18 Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI FS1      
August 30 7:00 PM No. 19 Wisconsin South Florida Raymond James StadiumTampa, FL ESPN      
August 30 7:15 PM Massachusetts Rutgers HighPoint.com StadiumPiscataway, NJ BTN      
August 30 9:30 PM Purdue Nevada Mackay StadiumReno, NV CBSSN      
August 31 12:00 PM Akron Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL BTN      
August 31 12:00 PM Howard Maryland Maryland StadiumCollege Park, MD BTN      
August 31 12:00 PM Ball State Indiana Lucas Oil StadiumIndianapolis, IN CBSSN      
August 31 12:00 PM Florida Atlantic No. 5 Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH FOX      
August 31 12:00 PM South Alabama No. 24 Nebraska Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE ESPN      
August 31 3:30 PM Idaho No. 15 Penn State Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA BTN      
August 31 4:00 PM Northwestern Stanford Stanford StadiumStanford, CA FOX      
August 31 7:30 PM Miami (OH) No. 20 Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA FS1      
August 31 7:30 PM Middle Tennessee State No. 7 Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI BTN      
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Week #2[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
September 7 12:00 PM Rutgers Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA FS1      
September 7 12:00 PM Army Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI FOX      
September 7 12:00 PM Syracuse Maryland Maryland StadiumCollege Park, MD ESPN / ESPN2      
September 7 12:00 PM Cincinnati Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH ABC      
September 7 12:00 PM Vanderbilt Purdue Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN BTN      
September 7 3:30 PM Eastern Illinois Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN BTN      
September 7 3:30 PM Central Michigan Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI BTN      
September 7 3:30 PM Nebraska Colorado Folsom FieldBoulder, CO (CU-NU Rivalry) FOX      
September 7 3:30 PM Illinois Connecticut Rentschler FieldEast Hartford, CT CBSSN      
September 7 7:30 PM Western Michigan Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI BTN      
September 7 7:30 PM Buffalo Penn State Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA FOX      
September 7 10:30 PM Minnesota Fresno State Bulldog StadiumFresno, CA CBSSN      
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.
Date Bye Week
September 7 Northwestern

Week #3[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
September 14 12:00 PM Eastern Michigan Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL BTN      
September 14 12:00 PM Ohio State Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN FOX      
September 14 12:00 PM Pittsburgh Penn State Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA (PSU-Pitt Rivalry) ABC      
September 14 12:00 PM Maryland Temple Lincoln Financial FieldPhiladelphia, PA CBSSN      
September 14 3:30 PM Georgia Southern Minnesota TCF Bank StadiumMinneapolis, MN BTN      
September 14 3:30 PM UNLV Northwestern Ryan FieldEvanston, IL BTN      
September 14 4:00 PM Iowa Iowa State Jack Trice StadiumAmes, IA (Cy-Hawk Trophy) FS1      
September 14 4:00 PM Arizona State Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI FOX      
September 14 7:30 PM TCU Purdue Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN BTN      
September 14 8:00 PM Northern Illinois Nebraska Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE FS1      
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.
Date Bye Week
September 14 Michigan Rutgers Wisconsin

Week #4[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
September 21 12:00 PM Michigan Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI FOX      
September 21 Nebraska Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL      
September 21 Connecticut Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN      
September 21 Michigan State Northwestern Ryan FieldEvanston, IL      
September 21 Miami (OH) Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH      
September 21 Boston College Rutgers HighPoint.com StadiumPiscataway, NJ      
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.
Date Bye Week
September 21 Iowa Maryland Minnesota Penn State Purdue

Week #5[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
September 27 8:00 PM Penn State Maryland Maryland StadiumCollege Park, MD (MD-PSU Rivalry) FS1      
September 28† 3:30 / 4:00 PM Indiana Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI (Old Brass Spittoon)      
September 28 TBA Middle Tennessee State Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNU      
September 28 Rutgers Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI      
September 28 Minnesota Purdue Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN      
September 28 Ohio State Nebraska Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE      
September 28 Northwestern Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI      
Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.
Date Bye Week
September 28 Illinois

Week #6[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
October 5† 12:00 PM Purdue Penn State Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA ABC/ESPN/ESPN2      
October 5† 12:00 PM Iowa Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI TBA      
October 5† 3:30 PM / 4:00 PM Illinois Minnesota TCF Bank StadiumMinneapolis, MN TBA      
October 5† 3:30 PM / 4:00 PM Northwestern Nebraska Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE TBA      
October 5† 7:30 PM Michigan State Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH ABC/ESPN      
October 5 TBA Kent State Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNU      
October 5 Maryland Rutgers HighPoint.com StadiumPiscataway, NJ      
Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.
Date Bye Week
October 5 Indiana

Week #7[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
October 12† 12:00 PM Rutgers Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN TBA      
October 12† 12:00 PM Maryland Purdue Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN TBA      
October 12† 3:30 PM / 4:00 PM Michigan State Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI TBA      
October 12 TBA Michigan Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL ABC/ESPN/ESPN2      
October 12 Penn State Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA      
October 12 Nebraska Minnesota TCF Bank StadiumMinneapolis, MN (MN-NEB Rivalry)      
Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.
Date Bye Week
October 12 Northwestern Ohio State

Week #8[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
October 18 8:30 PM Ohio State Northwestern Ryan FieldEvanston, IL FS1      
October 19† 12:00 PM Wisconsin Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL TBA      
October 19† 12:00 PM Purdue Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA TBA      
October 19† 3:30 PM / 4:00 PM Minnesota Rutgers HighPoint.com StadiumPiscataway, NJ TBA      
October 19 Indiana Maryland Maryland StadiumCollege Park, MD      
October 19 Michigan Penn State Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA      
Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.
Date Bye Week
October 19 Michigan State Nebraska

Week #9[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
October 26† 12:00 PM Iowa Northwestern Ryan FieldEvanston, IL TBA      
October 26 TBA Notre Dame Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI (UM-ND Rivalry) ABC/ESPN/ESPN2      
October 26 TBA Maryland Minnesota TCF Bank StadiumMinneapolis, MN ABC/ESPN/ESPN2      
October 26 Illinois Purdue Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN (Purdue Cannon)      
October 26 Indiana Nebraska Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE      
October 26 Penn State Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI (Land Grant Trophy)      
October 26 Wisconsin Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH      
October 26 Liberty Rutgers HighPoint.com StadiumPiscataway, NJ      
Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Week #10[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
November 2† 12:00 PM Michigan Maryland Maryland StadiumCollege Park, MD TBA      
November 2 Rutgers Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL      
November 2 Northwestern Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN      
November 2 Nebraska Purdue Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN      
Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.
Date Bye Week
November 2 Iowa Michigan State Minnesota Ohio State Penn State Wisconsin

Week #11[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
November 9 Illinois Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI      
November 9 Iowa Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI (Heartland Trophy)      
November 9 Maryland Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH      
November 9 Penn State Minnesota TCF Bank StadiumMinneapolis, MN (Governor's Victory Bell)      
November 9 Purdue Northwestern Ryan FieldEvanston, IL      
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.
Date Bye Week
November 9 Indiana Michigan Nebraska Rutgers

Week #12[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
November 16 Indiana Penn State Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA      
November 16 Minnesota Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA (Floyd of Rosedale)      
November 16 Michigan State Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI (Paul Bunyan Trophy)      
November 16 Wisconsin Nebraska Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE (Freedom Trophy)      
November 16 Massachusetts Northwestern Ryan FieldEvanston, IL      
November 16 Ohio State Rutgers HighPoint.com StadiumPiscataway, NJ      
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.
Date Bye Week
November 16 Illinois Maryland Purdue

Week #13[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
November 23 Illinois Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA      
November 23 Michigan Indiana Memorial StadiumBloomington, IN      
November 23 Nebraska Maryland Maryland StadiumCollege Park, MD      
November 23 Michigan State Rutgers HighPoint.com StadiumPiscataway, NJ      
November 23 Minnesota Northwestern Ryan FieldEvanston, IL      
November 23 Penn State Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH (OSU-PSU Rivalry)      
November 23 Purdue Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI      
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Week #14[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
November 29 2:30 PM Iowa Nebraska Memorial StadiumLincoln, NE (Heroes Trophy) BTN      
November 30 12:00 PM Ohio State Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI (The Game) FOX      
November 30 Northwestern Illinois Memorial StadiumChampaign, IL (Land of Lincoln Trophy)      
November 30 Indiana Purdue Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN (Old Oaken Bucket)      
November 30 Maryland Michigan State Spartan StadiumEast Lansing, MI      
November 30 Wisconsin Minnesota TCF Bank StadiumMinneapolis, MN (Paul Bunyan's Axe)      
November 30 Rutgers Penn State Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA      
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Week #15 (Big Ten Championship Game)[edit]

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
December 7 8:00 PM Lucas Oil StadiumIndianapolis, IN FOX      
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Postseason[edit]

Bowl games[edit]

Legend
  Big Ten win
  Big Ten loss
Bowl game Date Site Television Time (EST) Big Ten team Opponent Score Attendance
College Football Playoff bowl games

Rankings are from CFP rankings. All times Eastern Time Zone. Big Ten teams shown in bold.

Big Ten records vs Other Conferences[edit]

2019–2020 records against non-conference foes:


Big Ten vs Power Five matchups[edit]

Date Conference Visitor Home Site Score
August 31 Pac-12 Northwestern No. 25 Stanford Stanford Stadium • Stanford, CA
September 7 SEC Vanderbilt Purdue Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN
September 7 ACC Syracuse Maryland Maryland Stadium • College Park, MD
September 7 Pac-12 Nebraska Colorado Folsom Field • Boulder, CO
September 14 ACC Pittsburgh Penn State Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA
September 14 Big 12 Iowa Iowa State Jack Trice Stadium • Ames, IA
September 14 Pac-12 Arizona State Michigan State Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI
September 14 Big 12 TCU Purdue Ross–Ade Stadium • West Lafayette, IN
September 21 ACC Boston College Rutgers HighPoint.com Stadium • Piscataway, NJ
October 26 Independent Notre Dame Michigan Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI

Big Ten vs Group of Five matchups[edit]

The following games include Big Ten teams competing against teams from the American, C-USA, MAC, Mountain West or Sun Belt.

Date Conference Visitor Home Site Score
August 30 American Tulsa No. 18 Michigan State Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI
August 30 American No. 19 Wisconsin South Florida Raymond James Stadium • Tampa, FL
August 30 Mountain West Purdue Nevada Mackay Stadium • Reno, NV
August 31 MAC Akron Illinois Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL
August 31 MAC Ball State Indiana Lucas Oil Stadium • Indianapolis, IN
August 31 C-USA Florida Atlantic No. 5 Ohio State Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH
August 31 Sun Belt South Alabama No. 24 Nebraska Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE
August 31 C-USA Middle Tennessee State No. 7 Michigan Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI
September 7 American Cincinnati Ohio State Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH
September 7 MAC Central Michigan Wisconsin Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI
September 7 American Illinois UConn Rentschler Field • East Hartford, CT
September 7 MAC Western Michigan Michigan State Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI
September 7 MAC Buffalo Penn State Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA
September 7 Mountain West Minnesota Fresno State Bulldog Stadium • Fresno, CA
September 14 MAC Eastern Michigan Illinois Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL
September 14 American Maryland Temple Lincoln Financial Field • Philadelphia, PA
September 14 Sun Belt Georgia Southern Minnesota TCF Bank Stadium • Minneapolis, MN
September 14 Mountain West UNLV Northwestern Ryan Field • Evanston, IL
September 14 MAC Northern Illinois Nebraska Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE
September 21 American UConn Indiana Memorial Stadium • Bloomington, IN
September 21 MAC Miami (OH) Ohio State Ohio Stadium • Columbus, OH
September 28 C-USA Middle Tennessee State Iowa Kinnick Stadium • Iowa City, IA
October 5 MAC Kent State Wisconsin Camp Randall Stadium • Madison, WI

Big Ten vs FBS independents matchups[edit]

The following games include Big 10 teams competing against FBS Independents, which includes Army, Liberty, New Mexico State, or UMass.

Date Visitor Home Site Score
August 30 UMass Rutgers HighPoint.com Stadium • Piscataway, NJ
September 7 Army Michigan Michigan Stadium • Ann Arbor, MI
October 26 Liberty Rutgers HighPoint.com Stadium • Piscataway, NJ
November 16 UMass Northwestern Ryan Field • Evanston, IL

Big Ten vs FCS matchups[edit]

Date Visitor Home Site Score
August 29 South Dakota State Minnesota TCF Bank Stadium • Minneapolis, MN
August 31 Howard Maryland Maryland Stadium • College Park, MD
August 31 Idaho No. 15 Penn State Beaver Stadium • University Park, PA
September 7 Eastern Illinois Indiana Memorial Stadium • Bloomington, IN

Awards and honors[edit]

Player of the week honors[edit]

Week Offensive Defensive Special Teams Freshman
Player Team Position Player Team Position Player Team Position Player Team Position
Week 1 (Sept. )
Week 2 (Sept. )
Week 3 (Sept. )
Week 4 (Sept. )
Week 5 (Oct. )
Week 6 (Oct. )
Week 7 (Oct. )
Week 8 (Oct. )
Week 9 (Oct. )
Week 10 (Nov. )
Week 11 (Nov. )
Week 12 (Nov. )
Week 13 (Nov. )


All Big Ten Individual[edit]

All–Conference teams[edit]

All–Americans[edit]

All–Academic[edit]

National award winners[edit]

Home Attendance[edit]

Team Stadium Capacity Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5 Game 6 Game 7 Total Average % of Capacity
Illinois Memorial Stadium 60,670
Indiana Memorial Stadium 52,656
Iowa Kinnick Stadium 69,250
Maryland Maryland Stadium 51,802
Michigan Michigan Stadium 107,601
Michigan State Spartan Stadium 75,005
Minnesota TCF Bank Stadium 50,805 [18]
Nebraska Memorial Stadium 85,458
Northwestern Ryan Field 47,130
Ohio State Ohio Stadium 102,082
Penn State Beaver Stadium 106,572
Purdue Ross–Ade Stadium 57,236
Rutgers SHI Stadium 52,454
Wisconsin Camp Randall Stadium 80,321

Bold – Exceed capacity
†Season High
‡Played at Soldier Field

2020 NFL Draft[edit]

Head coaches[edit]

Team Head coach Years at school Overall record Record at school B1G record
Illinois Lovie Smith 4 9–27 (.250) 9–27 (.250) 4–23 (.148)
Indiana Tom Allen* 3 10–15 (.400) 10–15 (.400) 4–14 (.222)
Iowa Kirk Ferentz 21 164–122 (.573) 152–101 (.601) 91–72 (.558)
Maryland Mike Locksley* 1 3–31 (.088) 1–5 (.167) 1–5 (.167)
Michigan Jim Harbaugh 5 96–41 (.701) 38–14 (.731) 26–9 (.743)
Michigan State Mark Dantonio 13 125–68 (.648) 107–51 (.677) 66–33 (.667)
Minnesota P.J. Fleck 3 42–35 (.545) 12–13 (.480) 5–13 (.278)
Nebraska Scott Frost 2 23–15 (.605) 4–8 (.333) 3–6 (.333)
Northwestern Pat Fitzgerald 14 96–70 (.578) 96–70 (.578) 56–51 (.523)
Ohio State Ryan Day* 1 3–0 (1.000) 3–0 (1.000) 1–0 (1.000)
Penn State James Franklin 6 69–36 (.657) 45–21 (.682) 27–16 (.628)
Purdue Jeff Brohm 3 43–23 (.652) 13–13 (.500) 9–9 (.500)
Rutgers Chris Ash 4 7–29 (.194) 7–29 (.194) 3–25 (.107)
Wisconsin Paul Chryst 5 61–31 (.663) 42–12 (.778) 27–8 (.771)

* Tom Allen was hired to replace Kevin Wilson in December 2016 at Indiana and coached the Hoosiers in their 2016 bowl game, going 0–1.

* Mike Locksley served as interim head coach at Maryland in 2015 and coached for six games, going 1–5.[19]

* Ryan Day served as interim head coach at Ohio State for the first three games of the 2018 season while Urban Meyer served a three-game suspension and went 3–0.[20]

References[edit]

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  2. ^ Ryan Day, Ohio State agree to five-year contract
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  20. ^ Ohio State Suspends Football Coach Urban Meyer for Three Games