Can Big 10 Companies Outperform the SEC?
The Big Ten is growing, and in recent years there have been several teams from this conference that have performed well in the College Football Playoff. But will they fare better than the dominant SEC?
Maryland football has been in this position before, with an undefeated record several weeks into the season, and is hoping this is the year it breaks through in the Big Ten.
And on Saturday, the Terrapins will get a good indication of whether this year might be different.
The Terrapins are 5-0 for the first time since 2001, when they won the ACC title and made the Orange Bowl. This marks another hot start for the program after winning its first three games last season (and its first four in 2021). Since the start of October in each of the past two seasons, they are 8-10, including an 0-6 record against Big Ten East powers Ohio State, Michigan and Penn State.
The Buckeyes will have their toughest test yet. Ohio State Not only will the team enjoy the benefits of playing at home, but it will emerge from its bye week with a hard-fought, last-second 17-14 win over No. 11 Notre Dame on September 23. The Buckeyes are 8-0 against Maryland Since the Terrapins joined the Big Ten for the 2014 season.
Ohio State’s hated rival, No. 2 Michigan (5-0, 2-0), will look to remain undefeated and firmly in the mix for its third straight appearance in the College Football Playoff when it takes on Minnesota (3-2, 1)-1 ) Saturday night. This will be the Wolverines’ second straight game after playing their first three contests at home. Michigan won its first five games in 2023 by an average of 28.4 points per game, capped off by beating Nebraska 45-7 last week.
Elsewhere in the league, Iowa (4-1, 1-1) Coming off an impressive 25-point win over Illinois last week, they will host Purdue (2-3, 1-1). Wisconsin (3-1, 1-0) It will face visiting Rutgers (4-1, 1-1), and Northwestern (2-3, 1-2) will play its final non-conference game when it hosts FCS Howard.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Big Ten schedule in Week 6, including times, dates, TV information and scores:
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College football schedule today
All times Eastern
|match||location||Time (Eastern time)||television|
|nebraska 20, Illinois 7 (Friday)||Champaign, IL.||8 pm||Fox Sports 1|
|Maryland at No. 3 Ohio State||Columbus, Ohio||the noon||Fox|
|(Rutgers, Wisconsin).||Madison, Wisconsin.||the noon||peacock|
|Howard at Northwestern||Evanston, IL.||3 pm||Big Ten Network|
|Purdue in Iowa||Iowa City, Iowa||3:30 pm||peacock|
|No. 2 Michigan at Minnesota||Minneapolis, Minnesota.||7:30 pm||NBC/Peacock|