Week 1 Football Release – Big Ten Conference


• Thirteen Big Ten schools will be in action as the first week of the 2022 season begins Thursday night as Minnesota, Penn State and Purdue make their debuts. The Boilermakers open at home against the Nittany Lions at 8 pm ET on FOX, while the Golden Gophers host New Mexico State at 9 pm ET on Big Ten Network. The remaining 10 schools will kick off the 2022 campaign on Friday and Saturday, highlighted by a conference matchup between Illinois and Indiana on Friday night. The full opening weekend schedule appears below.

• Thursday will mark the 20th meeting between Purdue and Penn State, with the Nittany Lions leading the series 15-3-1. Penn State has won nine straight matchups, including the last in 2019, as Purdue hosts for the first time since 2016. The Boilermakers are looking to win their season opener in three straight seasons for the first time since 2007-09.

• Friday’s game will mark the 72nd meeting between Illinois and Indiana, with the Illini leading the series 45-24-2. Indiana has won the last three games in the series, with the most recent victory coming in 2017. The Hoosiers are looking to win four straight against Illinois for the first time since 1967-70, while the Illini are looking to win their first Big Ten game in consecutive way. seasons for the first time since 1990-91.

• Defending champion Big Ten Michigan kicks off its season on Saturday when it kicks off against Colorado State at noon ET on ABC. This is the second meeting between these teams and the first since Michigan won 24-14 in 1994. Michigan is 10-0 all-time against current Mountain West teams and 16-0 in away home games. conference with Jim Harbaugh.

• Ohio State kicks off the 2022 season Saturday against Notre Dame at 7:30 pm ET on ABC. This is the seventh meeting against the Irish and the first since the 2016 Fiesta Bowl, a game Ohio State won 44-28. The Buckeyes lead the series 4-2 and have won four straight. Ohio State has won 22 consecutive season starts, the longest active streak in FBS.

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• Northwestern put together a six-play, 43-yard drive, capped by a four-yard rushing touchdown with 11:34 left in the ball game to give the Wildcats a 31-28 victory over Nebraska on Saturday afternoon at the Aviva Stadium in Dublin. Ireland. Ryan Hilinski led Northwestern’s passing attack with 314 passing yards, throwing for two touchdowns without an interception. It was the first time since 2016 and the third time under Pat Fitzgerald that Northwestern had 300 passing yards and 200 rushing yards in a Big Ten game.

• Illinois beat Wyoming, 38-6, last week for a Week 0 victory in its second straight season. Illini’s 477 yards of total offense were the most under Bret Bielema and the most since Illinois recorded 490 yards at Nebraska in 2020. Illinois has limited opponents to 20 points or fewer in five of their last six games, since on October 23. 2021.

• Chase Brown surpassed 2,000 career yards in the season opener against Wyoming when he rushed for 151 yards and three touchdowns (two rushing, one receiving). His rushing yards are the most in a season opener by an Illinois running back since at least 1945. Brown looks to join an elite group of running backs if he can reach 1,000 yards again in 2022. Only Jim Grabowski and Robert Holcombe have reached the 1,000 rushing yards in two seasons for the Fighting Illini.

• The 2022 campaign will feature 94 All-Big Ten honorees (first, second, third team or honorable mention) selected by coaches or media last season. Ohio State leads the way, welcoming 17 All-Big Ten honorees this season. Every team has at least one returning All-Big Ten player this season, with 56 of the 94 returning All-Big Ten players hailing from the Eastern Division.

• The Big Ten finished last season with four teams ranked in the AP Top 25 for the second straight year, tied for second in any conference. Three teams finished in the Top 10 for the first time since 2017. The 2022 AP preseason poll also featured four Big Ten teams at No. 2 Ohio State, No. 8 Michigan, No. 15 Michigan State and No. 18 Wisconsin, while Iowa, Penn State, Minnesota, Purdue and Nebraska are receiving votes.

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• This season’s playoff semifinals will take place on Saturday, December 31, 2022 at the Vrbo Fiesta Bowl and the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl. The Los Angeles region will host the College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday, January 9, 2023 at SoFi Stadium. The College Football Playoff pits the No. 1 ranked team against No. 4, and No. 2 against No. 3 in semifinal games that rotate annually among six bowl games: Goodyear Cotton Bowl, Vrbo Fiesta Bowl, Chick- fil- One Peach Bowl, Capital One Orange Bowl, Allstate Sugar Bowl and Rose Bowl Game.

Saturday, September 3, 2022
Far Home Weather Location Links
State of South Dakota Iowa 12:00 PM Iowa City, Iowa TV: FS1
Buffalo Maryland 12:00 PM University Park, MD Television: BTN
colorado state Michigan 12:00 PM Ann Arbor, Mich. Television: ABC Statistics
rutgers Boston College 12:00 PM Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. TV: ACC Network Stats Radio: WFAN 101.9-FM/660-AM, FOX Sports New Jersey 93.5-FM/1450-AM, SiriusXM 203, Audacy App, Scarlet Knights Video App
North Dakota Nebraska 3:30 PM Lincoln, Nebraska. statistics
State of Illinois Wisconsin 7:00 PM Madison, Wisconsin TV: FS1
notre dame Ohio State 7:30 PM Columbus, Ohio Television: ABC

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