Big Ten Announces Revised 9-Game Conference Schedule

By Matthew Filipovits on September 19, 2020 at 10:50 am
Sep 27, 2019; College Park, MD, USA; Penn State Nittany Lions cornerback Tariq Castro-Fields (5) celebrates after an interception against the Maryland Terrapins at Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Geoff Burke-USA TODAY Sports
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The Big Ten has released the schedules for each of the conference's 14 teams. Each team will play eight scheduled games, plus a ninth-game on the weekend of the Big Ten Championship. That extra game will pit each team against their standings counterpart from the opposite division.

Penn State's schedule is as follows:

  • 10/24 - @ Indiana
  • 10/31 - vs. Ohio State
  • 11/7 - vs. Maryland
  • 11/14 - @ Nebraska
  • 11/21 - vs. Iowa
  • 11/28 - @ Michigan
  • 12/5 - @ Rutgers
  • 12/12 - vs. Michigan State
  • 12/19 - opponent in equal standing from West division

Opening with a trip Bloomington followed by hosting Ohio State is just about as tough of a start as you can ask for. Thankfully, it gets easier from there with Maryland, a team that has not scored against Penn State in almost three years. The Lions will head to Lincoln for the first time since 2012 in week four. Late-November in the Big House will be very eerie, but things should end on a high note with Rutgers and Michigan State.

In a fun new twist, the last game of the year will pit the teams from each division against their counterpoint in the standings. For example, Michigan will face the third-place team in the West.

The entire Big Ten schedule can be found below:

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