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:
The Big Ten Conference announced today the schedule for the 2020 football season, including an eight-game Conference-only schedule starting the weekend of October 24 plus a ninth game for all 14 teams during a newly created Big Ten Champions Week the weekend of December 19. pic.twitter.com/jaDXMhh2C8— Big Ten Conference (@bigten) September 19, 202