The Big Ten football schedule for Week 2 will kick off on Friday evening when the Minnesota Golden Gophers take on Maryland. With both teams coming off a Week 1 loss, this week’s game is already a must-win for each squad.
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COVID-19 reared its ugly head once again this week as the Wisconsin Badgers – Nebraska Cornhuskers game has been postponed. That being said, there are still several key games on the Week 2 schedule.
In an early surprise, Rutgers and Indiana will battle it out for a chance to stay in first place in the Big Ten East division. Both teams were huge underdogs last week , yet they pulled off the upset victories.
The Hoosiers shocked Penn State while Rutgers went into East Lansing as 14 point underdogs and knocked off the Michigan State Spartans. Will the dogs keep barking in Week 2? That question won’t be answered until Saturday evening but spoiler alert – we think so!
Schedule, odds, TV start times
Without further do, here is a look at the Week 2 schedule, odds and a few picks we are rolling with this weekend!
Big points are all around. Our strong plays for Week 2 in the Big Ten are Maryland +20, Rutgers +12.5, and Michigan -24.
That 24 is very hard to lay for Michigan, however, MSU looked awful at home vs. Rutgers. They will have a heck of time slowing down quarterback Joe Milton and the Wolverines offense.
Friday, Oct. 30
- Minnesota (-20) at Maryland | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN
Saturday, Oct. 31
- Michigan State at No. 13 Michigan (-24) | Noon | Fox
- Purdue (-7) at Illinois | Noon | BTN
- No. 9 Wisconsin at Nebraska | 3:30 p.m. | FS1 — PPD
- Northwestern at Iowa (-6) | 3:30 p.m. | ESPN
- No. 17 Indiana (-12.5) at Rutgers | 3:30 p.m. | BTN
- No. 3 Ohio State (-11.5) at No. 18 Penn State | 7:30 p.m. | ESPN