2020 Big Ten Schedule: Dates and Projected Odds for Every Week 1 Game

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On Wednesday, the Big Ten formally announced its return to play for the 2020 college football season, and on Saturday morning the conference released its official schedule beginning on October 24.

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Big Ten originally eliminated non-conference games from its schedule in July. Then, on August 11, following the MAC’s previous announcement to forego the 2020 football season, the Big Ten followed suit as the dominoes began to fall.

… Except the buck stopped short there. The Big Ten and Pac-12 were the only two Power 5 conferences to suspend fall play, while the ACC, SEC and Big 12 soldiered on. Over the last several weeks, the Big Ten has faced mounting national criticism regarding its decision to cancel play, along with growing unrest from its players and certain member universities.

But now, all that is behind us, as the Big Ten’s schedule release formalizes its return to play — and grants bettors a greatly expanded card from which to bet for the rest of the season.

2020 Big Ten Football Schedule


Projected Spreads for Big Ten Week 1 Conference Play

The Action Network’s Collin Wilson, whose projections power our College Football Power Rankings each week, has provided projected spreads for every Big Ten Week 1 game.  Use these projections to target early betting value even before sportsbooks release official lines for the week’s action.


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Weekly Schedule for 2020 Big Ten Conference Play

Below, find week-by-week breakdowns for the full 2020 Big Ten conference schedule. Also check out our free NCAAF Odds page, which automatically surfaces the best line for every game.

October 24

  • Nebraska at Ohio State
  • Michigan at Minnesota
  • Penn State at Indiana
  • Iowa at Purdue
  • Illinois at Wisconsin
  • Rutgers at Michigan State
  • Maryland at Northwestern

October 31

  • Ohio State at Penn State
  • Michigan State at Michigan
  • Wisconsin at Nebraska
  • Northwestern at Iowa
  • Minnesota at Maryland
  • Purdue at Illinois
  • Indiana at Rutgers

November 7

  • Michigan State at Iowa
  • Maryland at Penn State
  • Purdue at Wisconsin
  • Rutgers at Ohio State
  • Michigan at Indiana
  • Minnesota at Illinois
  • Nebraska at Northwestern

November 14

  • Penn State at Nebraska
  • Wisconsin at Michigan
  • Ohio State at Maryland
  • Iowa at Minnesota
  • Indiana at Michigan State
  • Northwestern at Purdue
  • Illinois at Rutgers

November 21

  • Iowa at Penn State
  • Indiana at Ohio State
  • Purdue at Minnesota
  • Michigan at Rutgers
  • Wisconsin at Northwestern
  • Michigan State at Maryland
  • Illinois at Nebraska

November 28

  • Penn State at Michigan
  • Minnesota at Wisconsin
  • Nebraska at Iowa
  • Ohio State at Illinois
  • Northwestern at Michigan State
  • Maryland at Indiana
  • Rutgers at Purdue

December 5

  • Ohio State at Michigan State
  • Maryland at Michigan
  • Northwestern at Minnesota
  • Indiana at Wisconsin
  • Iowa at Illinois
  • Penn State at Rutgers
  • Nebraska at Purdue

December 12

  • Michigan at Ohio State
  • Rutgers at Maryland
  • Wisconsin at Iowa
  • Michigan State at Penn State
  • Minnesota at Nebraska
  • Illinois at Northwestern
  • Purdue at Indiana

December 19

Big Ten Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.

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