BIG TEN FOOTBALL LAUNCH – WEEK 2 | CLASSIFICATIONS | MEDIA GUIDE | CALENDAR
• All 14 Big Ten schools will be in action this Saturday, highlighted by a pair of teams hosting non-conference opponents in their home openers: Northwestern and Penn State. The full schedule for Week 2 appears to the right.
• Four Big Ten teams appear in the AP poll this week. Ohio State leads the conference at No. 3, followed by No. 5 Michigan, No. 14 Michigan State and No. 19 Wisconsin. Minnesota, Penn State and Purdue are receiving votes.
• Minnesota and Wisconsin currently rank among the top 15 nationally in both scoring offense and scoring defense. The Gophers and Badgers lead the nation in scoring defense after shutting out their opponents from Week 1, while the pair tied for 15th nationally in scoring offense averaging 38.0 points per contest.
• The Big Ten currently has five programs that rank among the top 25 nationally in rushing offense: Minnesota, Nebraska, Northwestern, Rutgers and Wisconsin. The Gophers rank fourth in the nation, averaging 297.0 yards per game, while the Badgers rank 18th (221.0), the Wildcats rank 19th (214.0), the Scarlet Knights rank 20th (212.0) and the Huskers hover off the list at No. 24 (177.0).
• Iowa welcomes in-state rival Iowa State to Kinnick Stadium this Saturday for Game 69 of the Iowa Corn Cy-Hawk Series. The Hawkeyes have won six straight games in the series, the longest streak since winning 15 straight between 1983 and 1997. The Hawkeyes are also outscoring the Cyclones, 175-98, through all six games.
• Ohio State head coach Ryan Day’s teams improved to 9-3 overall against non-conference teams, 14-4 against the top 25 ranked teams, 19-1 at home and 35-4 at home. overall with the Buckeyes’ 21-10 victory over No. 5 Notre Dame last weekend. The win marked the Buckeyes’ first regular season non-conference win against a top-five team since 2006 at Texas. The Buckeyes won their season opener for the 23rd time in a row, the longest active streak in FBS.
• Wisconsin running back Braelon Allen scored on a 96-yard touchdown run in the second quarter of Saturday’s 38-0 win over Illinois State, breaking the school record of 93 yards set by James White against Indiana on Nov. 2013. It is also tied for the third-longest career by a Big Ten player in history, and the longest career by a conference player in 35 years. Indiana’s Mickey Erehart (November 9, 1912) and Minnesota’s Darrell Thompson (November 7, 1987) both had rushes for 98 yards. Iowa’s Eddie Vincent also had a 96-yard run on November 6, 1954.
• Rutgers opened the 2022 season on a high note with a 22-21 comeback over Boston College on Saturday at Alumni Stadium. The victory marked the first against the Eagles since 1991. The Scarlet Knights rushed for 212 yards and three touchdowns, marking the most rushing yards in a non-conference game against an Autonomy Five team since 2015 against Kansas.
• 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.
• 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 10, 2022|
|Duke||Northwest||12:00 PM||Evanston, IL.||TV: FS1 Stats|
|State of Arkansas||Ohio State||12:00 PM||Columbus, Ohio||Television: Red Big Ten|
|western illinois||Minnesota||12:00 PM||Huntington Bank Stadium||TV: BTN Statistics Radio: KFAN 100.3 FM Video|
|Ohio||State of Pennsylvania||12:00 PM||college park, pa.||TV: ABC Stats Radio: Penn State Sports Network Video|
|Washington state||Wisconsin||3:30 PM||Madison, Wisconsin||TV: FOX Stats|
|Maryland||charlotte||3:30 PM||Charlotte, NC||TV: Stadium Statistics Video|
|Virginia||Illinois||16:00||Champagne, Ill.||TV: ESPNU Statistics|
|Akron||state of michigan||16:00||East Lansing, MI||TV: Big Ten Network Stats Radio: Spartan Media Network|
|Indiana State||Purdue||16:00||West Lafayette, Indiana||TV: BTN Statistics Radio: WAZY (96.5 FM)|
|Wagner||rutgers||16:00||Piscataway, NJ||TV: Big Ten Network Stats Radio: WFAN 101.9-FM/660-AM, FOX Sports New Jersey 93.5-FM/1450-AM, SiriusXM 205, Audacy app, Scarlet Knights Video app|
|Iowa State||Iowa||16:00||Iowa City, Iowa||Television: Red Big Ten|
|south georgia||Nebraska||7:30 PM||Lincoln, Nebraska.||statistics|
|Hawaii||Michigan||8:00 PM||Ann Arbor, Mich.||TV: Big Ten Network Statistics Video|
|Idaho||Indiana||8:00 PM||Bloomington, IN||TV: BTN Stats Radio: IU Radio Network|