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Big Ten Football Preview: Week Eight

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

Who: 25 Wisconsin Badgers (4-2, 2-1) @ Illinois Fighting Illini (3-2, 0-1)
What: Prime time Big Ten Conference showdown
When: Saturday, October 19th at 7:00 p.m.
Where: Memorial Stadium in Champaign, Illinois
Why: Illini look to bounce back from first conference loss in prime time.

Games You’re Watching Anyway

Saturday, October 19th:

  • Indiana Hoosiers (3-3, 1-1) @ Michigan Wolverines (5-1, 1-1), 2:30 p.m. (TV: BTN)
  • Iowa Hawkeyes (4-2, 1-1) @ 4 Ohio State Buckeyes (6-0, 2-0), 2:30 p.m. (TV: ABC)

Alumni/Friends and Family Mainly Interested

Saturday, October 19th:

  • Minnesota Golden Gophers (4-2, 0-2) @ Northwestern Wildcats (4-2, 0-2), 11:00 a.m. (TV: ESPN2/WatchESPN)

Staff’s Picks

Current Records:

  1. Austin: 46-9*
  2. Ryan: 46-9*
  3. Rees: 44-11
  4. Ricky: 41-14
  • 25 Wisconsin v.s. Illinois
    Austin: Wisconsin | Ricky: Wisconsin | Ryan: Wisconsin | Rees: Wisconsin
  • Minnesota v.s. Northwestern
    Austin: Northwestern | Ricky: Northwestern | Ryan: Northwestern | Rees: Northwestern
  • Purdue v.s. Michigan State
    Austin: MSU | Ricky: MSU | Ryan: MSU | Rees: MSU
  • Indiana v.s. Michigan
    Austin: Michigan | Ricky: Michigan | Ryan: Michigan | Rees: Michigan
  • Iowa v.s. 4 Ohio State
    Austin: OSU | Ricky: OSU | Ryan: OSU | Rees: OSU

* = tiebreaker based off of last week’s record

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