Big Ten football schedule 2020: New matchups, dates released

By Kevin Kelley -

The Big Ten has released a revised 2020 football schedule, which includes nine games against conference opponents only.

The 2020 Big Ten football schedule will begin on the weekend of October 24 and culminate on Saturday, Dec. 19 with the Big Ten Championship Game.

In order to assure that each Big Ten school plays nine games, all conference members will play on Championship Saturday. The winners of the East and West divisions will play in the championship game, while the remaining teams will play cross-division opponents in what the conference has dubbed “Big Ten Champions Week.”

Opening weekend of the 2020 Big Ten football schedule features the Nebraska Cornhuskers at the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Michigan Wolverines traveling to face the Minnesota Golden Gophers. This season’s Michigan-Ohio State game is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 12.

Special date games, including Fridays, will be determined and announced at a later date along with game times and television designations.

Below is the complete 2020 Big Ten football schedule, plus links to each teams individual schedule.


East Division

West Division

2020 Big Ten Football Schedule (revised Sept. 19)

Saturday, Oct. 24
Nebraska at Ohio State
Michigan at Minnesota
Penn State at Indiana
Iowa at Purdue
Illinois at Wisconsin
Rutgers at Michigan State
Maryland at Northwestern

Saturday, Oct. 31
Ohio State at Penn State
Michigan State at Michigan
Wisconsin at Nebraska
Northwestern at Iowa
Minnesota at Maryland
Purdue at Illinois
Indiana at Rutgers

Saturday, Nov. 7
Michigan State at Iowa
Maryland at Penn State
Purdue at Wisconsin
Rutgers at Ohio State
Michigan at Indiana
Minnesota at Illinois
Nebraska at Northwestern

Saturday, Nov. 14
Penn State at Nebraska
Wisconsin at Michigan
Ohio State at Maryland
Iowa at Minnesota
Indiana at Michigan State
Northwestern at Purdue
Illinois at Rutgers

Saturday, Nov. 21
Iowa at Penn State
Indiana at Ohio State
Purdue at Minnesota
Michigan at Rutgers
Wisconsin at Northwestern
Michigan State at Maryland
Illinois at Nebraska

Saturday, Nov. 28
Penn State at Michigan
Minnesota at Wisconsin
Nebraska at Iowa
Ohio State at Illinois
Northwestern at Michigan State
Maryland at Indiana
Rutgers at Purdue

Saturday, Dec. 5
Ohio State at Michigan State
Maryland at Michigan
Northwestern at Minnesota
Indiana at Wisconsin
Iowa at Illinois
Penn State at Rutgers
Nebraska at Purdue

Saturday, Dec. 12
Wisconsin at Iowa
Minnesota at Nebraska
Illinois at Northwestern
Purdue at Indiana
Rutgers at Maryland
Michigan at Ohio State
Michigan State at Penn State

Saturday, Dec. 19
Big Ten Championship Game
Remaining teams vs. Big Ten team TBD

Big Ten Football Schedule

Comments (2)

OK, I’m curious. How does this schedule effect TV schedules, including those already announced? Will games change networks?