Sep 22, 2012; South Bend, IN, USA; The Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Michigan Wolverines line up at the line of scrimmage in the third quarter at Notre Dame Stadium. Notre Dame won 13-6. Mandatory Credit: Matt Cashore-USA TODAY Sports

Big Ten Football Preview: Week Two

Before the games kickoff, we’ll let you know where your favorite Big Ten teams are playing that week and also rank all the games taking place. If the need arises we’ll designate which team in the match-up should be on upset alert.

All times are central. Rankings are from AP Top 25 poll.

Big Ten Game of the Week

Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Who: 14 Notre Dame Fighting Irish   (1-0) @ 17 Michigan Wolverines (1-0)
What: Michigan-Notre Dame Rivalry
When: Saturday, September 7th at 7:00 pm
Where: Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor, Michigan
Why: Last time these two will play until maybe 2020.

Games You’re Watching Anyway

Saturday, September 1st

  • Southern Miss Golden Eagles (0-1) @ 22 Nebraska Cornhuskers (1-0), 5:00 p.m. (TV: Big Ten Network)
    Upset Alert: Nebraska had a close call against Wyoming last week, and because of that Husker Nation should worry a bit. Because of that, we are putting them on upset watch in week two.

Alumni/Friends and Family Mainly Interested

Saturday, September 1st

  • Syracuse Orange (0-1) @ 19 Northwestern Wildcats (1-0), 5:00 p.m. (TV: Big Ten Network)
    Upset Alert: Northwestern should be able to get the win over the Orange, but Syracuse is still a good football team. Anything is possible.
  • Navy Midshipmen (0-0) @ Indiana Hoosiers (1-0), 5:00 p.m. (TV: Big Ten Network)

Staff’s Picks

Current Records:

  1. Ryan: 12-0
  2. Austin: 11-1
  3. Rees: 10-2
  4. Ricky: 9-3
  • Cincinnati v.s. Illinois
    Austin: Cincinnati | Ricky: Cincinnati | Ryan: Cincinnati | Rees: Illinois
  • South Florida v.s. Michigan State
    Austin: MSU | Ricky: MSU | Ryan: MSU | Rees: MSU
  • Eastern Michigan v.s. Penn State
    Austin: PSU | Ricky: PSU | Ryan: PSU | Rees: PSU
  • Tennessee Tech v.s. 21 Wisconsin
    Austin: Wisconsin | Ricky: Wisconsin | Ryan: Wisconsin | Rees: Wisconsin
  • Missouri State v.s. Iowa
    Austin: Iowa | Ricky: Iowa | Ryan: Iowa | Rees: Iowa
  • Indiana State v.s. Purdue
    Austin: Purdue | Ricky: Purdue | Ryan: Purdue | Rees: Purdue
  • San Diego State v.s. 3 Ohio State
    Austin: OSU | Ricky: OSU | Ryan: OSU | Rees: OSU
  • Syracuse v.s. 19 Northwestern
    Austin: Northwestern | Ricky: Northwestern | Ryan: Northwestern | Rees: Northwestern
  • Navy v.s. Indiana
    Austin: Navy | Ricky: Navy | Ryan: Indiana | Rees: Indiana
  • Southern Miss v.s. 22 Nebraska
    Austin: Nebraska | Ricky: Nebraska | Ryan: Nebraska | Rees: Nebraska
  • Minnesota v.s New Mexico State
    Austin: Minnesota | Ricky: Minnesota | Ryan: Minnesota | Rees: New Mexico State
  • 14 Notre Dame v.s. 17 Michigan
    Austin: ND | Ricky: Michigan | Ryan: Michigan | Rees: Michigan

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