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Oct 01, 2013

Big Ten Week Six Preview

College GameDay visits Evanston, Ill. for the first time since 1995 as No. 15 Northwestern (4-0) welcomes in No. 3 Ohio State (5-0, 1-0 Big Ten). Both teams are riding impressive winning streaks as the Buckeyes have won a nation’s best 17 in a row and the Wildcats have won seven-straight. Northwestern sat idle in week five, while Ohio State pulled out a seven-point victory over visiting Wisconsin. The Buckeyes have dominated the series, winning 28 of the last 29, […]

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Sep 25, 2013

Big Ten Week Five Preview

Two of the best offenses in the Big Ten face off as No. 24 Wisconsin (3-1, 1-0 Big Ten) visits No. 3 Ohio State (4-0) in a pivotal Leaders Division matchup. The Badgers hold a slight edge in yards per game, while the Buckeyes have scored more points, but both teams are extremely explosive, averaging greater than 40 points and 500 yards per game. Wisconsin opened up Big Ten play with a win over Purdue in week four, while Ohio […]

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Sep 11, 2013

Big Ten Week Three Preview

No. 15 Nebraska (2-0) plays host to No. 17 UCLA (1-0) in one of the weekend’s two matchups of top-25 teams. The Huskers played better defense in week two, holding Southern Miss to under 300 total yards. CB Ciante Evans leads the nation with three interceptions. Illinois (2-0) and No. 23 Washington (1-0) face off on Saturday night in Chicago at Soldier Field. The Illini are coming off an impressive 45-17 win over Cincinnati and QB Nate Scheelhaase leads the […]

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Sep 06, 2013

Big Ten Week Two Preview

College Gameday rolls into Ann Arbor for the rivalry game between No. 17 Michigan (1-0) and No. 14 Notre Dame (1-0). Michigan and Notre Dame meet for the 38th time, but the last for the foreseeable future as the teams do not have any future scheduled meetings. Michigan has won three of the last four, but Notre Dame won last season on its way to a perfect regular season. No. 19 Northwestern (1-0) returns home to host Syracuse (0-1) after […]

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Aug 29, 2013

Big Ten Week One Preview

No. 22 Northwestern travels west to California looking to open the season with a road victory over a BCS school for the fourth-straight season. The ‘Cats bring with them a preseason ranking and high expectations following their first bowl victory since 1949. On the other side is a Cal team led by new coach Sonny Dykes, who hopes to install the Air-Raid offense that made him successful at Louisiana Tech.   Penn State and Syracuse open the season with a neutral site […]

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Nov 22, 2012

Big Ten Week 13 Preview

Expansion has put the Big Ten back in the spotlight this week, but new additions Maryland and Rutgers are a season or two away from joining up. The conference season winds down with a number of games that will impact bowl positioning. Legends division frontrunner No. 14 Nebraska (9-2, 6-1 Big Ten) will host Iowa (4-7, 2-5 Big Ten) on Friday, November 23 at 12pm on ABC. Nebraska has not lost a game to Iowa since 1981. After their close […]

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Nov 16, 2012

Big Ten Week 12 Preview

Fresh off clinching the Leaders Division, Wisconsin (7-3, 4-2 Big Ten) hosts Ohio State (10-0, 6-0). The Badgers will try to recreate the magic of two years ago when they upset an undefeated Buckeye team in Madison and went on to win a share of the Big Ten championship. No. 21 Michigan (7-3, 5-1 Big Ten) hosts Iowa (4-6, 2-4 Big Ten). Michigan hasn’t lost at home this year but the Hawkeyes won their last meeting in Ann Arbor in […]

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Nov 09, 2012

Big Ten Week 11 Preview

No. 24 Northwestern (7-2, 3-2 Big Ten) travels to Ann Arbor to meet the Wolverines (6-3, 4-1 Big Ten). We gave this game a further look in a Weekend Spotlight. The Indiana Hoosiers (4-5, 2-3 Big Ten) could play their way into the Big Ten Championship Game when they host the Wisconsin Badgers (6-3, 3-2 Big Ten). They will have to break the pattern of recent history; Indiana has only won two of the last 15 games against Wisconsin. No. […]

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Oct 25, 2012

Big Ten Week Nine Preview

No. 22 Michigan (5-2, 3-0 Big Ten) at Nebraska (5-2, 2-1 Big Ten) is the game of the week in the Big Ten Conference, pitting the top two programs in the Legends Division. The trip to Lincoln is Michigan’s first in 101 seasons. Brady Hoke’s Wolverines will try to duplicate last year’s result when they defeated the Cornhuskers, 45-17. The game marks 50 years of consecutive sellouts at Nebraska’s Memorial Stadium. Minnesota (4-3, 0-3 Big Ten) hosts Purdue (3-4, 0-3 […]

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Sep 27, 2012

Big Ten Week Five Preview

Michigan State (3-1, 0-0 Big Ten) welcomes rival Ohio State (4-0, 0-0 Big Ten) to East Lansing in a battle of top 20 teams. The Buckeyes have won seven of the last eight between the two programs, but LeVeon Bell and the Spartans are coming off a 10-7 victory last season in The Horseshoe. Michigan State is 2-3 all-time when ESPN College GameDay is in town. Wisconsin (3-1, 0-0 Big Ten) tries to continue the nation’s longest active conference win […]

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