Big Ten Football Preview: Week Four

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: Sandra Dukes-USA TODAY Sports

Who: Purdue Boilermakers (1-2, 0-0) @ 24 Wisconsin Badgers (2-1, 0-0)
What: Big Ten Conference showdown
When: Saturday, September 21st at 2:30 p.m.
Where: Camp Randall Stadium in Madison, Wisconsin
Why: First conference match-up of the season

Games You’re Watching Anyway

Saturday, September 21st:

  • Michigan State Spartans (3-0) @ 22 Notre Dame Fighting Irish (2-1), 2:30 p.m. (TV: NBC)
    Upset Alert: Michigan State has named their starting quarterback and blew out their week three foe. On the other hand, the Fighting Irish struggled with the Purdue Boilermakers last week.
  • South Dakota State Jackrabbits (3-0) @ Nebraska Cornhuskers (2-1), 2:30 p.m. (TV: BTN)

Alumni/Friends and Family Mainly Interested

Saturday, September 21st:

  • Maine Black Bears (3-0) @ 18 Northwestern Wildcats (3-0), 2:30 p.m. (TV: BTN)
  • Missouri Tigers (2-0) @ Indiana Hoosiers (2-1), 7:00 p.m. (TV: BTN)

Staff’s Picks

Current Records:

  1. Ryan: 32-4
  2. Austin: 30-6
  3. Ricky: 29-7*
  4. Rees: 29-7*

* = tiebreaker based off of last week’s record

  • San Jose State @ Minnesota
    Austin: Minnesota | Ricky: San Jose St. | Ryan: San Jose St. | Rees: Minnesota
  • Florida A&M @ 4 Ohio State
    Austin: OSU | Ricky: OSU | Ryan: OSU | Rees: OSU
  • Western Michigan @ Iowa
    Austin: Iowa | Ricky: Iowa | Ryan: Iowa | Rees: Iowa
  • Maine @ 18 Northwestern
    Austin: Northwestern Northwestern | Ricky: | Ryan: Northwestern | Rees: Northwestern
  • Michigan State @ 22 Notre Dame
    Austin: ND | Ricky: ND | Ryan: MSU | Rees: MSU
  • South Dakota State @ Nebraska
    Austin: Nebraska | Ricky: SDSU | Ryan: Nebraska | Rees: Nebraska
  • Kent State @ Penn State
    Austin: PSU | Ricky: PSU | Ryan: PSU | Rees: PSU
  • Purdue @ 24 Wisconsin
    Austin: Wisconsin | Ricky: Wisconsin | Ryan: Wisconsin | Rees: Wisconsin
  • 15 Michigan @ Connecticut
    Austin: Michigan | Ricky: Michigan | Ryan: Michigan | Rees: Michigan
  • Missouri @ Indiana
    Austin: Missouri | Ricky: Indiana | Ryan: Missouri | Rees: Missouri

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