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Evan Marinofsky | NCAA.com | September 13, 2021

2021 Big Ten football schedule: Games, dates & matchups

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Here is the 2021 Big Ten college football schedule, which began Saturday, Aug. 28, when Illinois beat Nebraska. In Week 1, Ohio State outscored Minnesota, 45-31.

Here is the full schedule for the Big Ten.

2021 Big Ten football schedule: Dates, times, TV channels 

All times ET. Click or tap here for a live scoreboard and all final scores.

    Week 3 

    Friday, Sept. 17 

    Saturday, Sept. 18 

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    Week 4 ‚ÄĒ¬†Saturday, Sept. 25

    Week 5 

    Friday, Oct. 1

    • Iowa at¬†Maryland | 8 p.m. | FS1¬†

    Saturday, Oct. 2

    • Minnesota at¬†Purdue | 12 p.m. | TBA
    • Northwestern at¬†Nebraska | 7:30 p.m. | TBA¬†
    • Western Kentucky at¬†Michigan State | 7:30 p.m. | TBA
    • Charlotte at¬†Illinois¬†
    • Michigan at¬†Wisconsin¬†
    • Indiana at¬†Penn State¬†
    • Ohio State at¬†Rutgers¬†

    Week 6 ‚ÄĒ¬†Saturday, Oct. 9

    • Maryland at¬†Ohio State | 12¬†p.m. | TBA¬†
    • Michigan State at Rutgers | 12 p.m. | TBA¬†
    • Wisconsin at¬†Illinois | 3:30/4 p.m. | TBA¬†
    • Penn State at¬†Iowa | TBA | Fox or FS1
    • Michigan at¬†Nebraska¬†¬†

    Week 7 ‚ÄĒ¬†Saturday, Oct. 16

    • Rutgers at¬†Northwestern | 12 p.m. | TBA
    • Michigan State at¬†Indiana | 12 p.m. | TBA¬†
    • Purdue at¬†Iowa | 3:30 p.m. | TBA¬†
    • Nebraska at¬†Minnesota¬†
    • Army at¬†Wisconsin¬†

    Week 8 ‚ÄĒ¬†Saturday, Oct. 23

    • Illinois at¬†Penn State | 12 p.m. | TBA¬†
    • Maryland at¬†Minnesota¬†
    • Northwestern at¬†Michigan¬†
    • Wisconsin at¬†Purdue¬†
    • Ohio State at¬†Indiana¬†

    Week 9 ‚ÄĒ¬†Saturday, Oct. 30

    • Iowa at¬†Wisconsin | 12 p.m. | TBA¬†
    • Rutgers at¬†Illinois¬†
    • Minnesota at¬†Northwestern
    • Purdue at¬†Nebraska¬†
    • Indiana at¬†Maryland¬†
    • Michigan at¬†Michigan State¬†
    • Penn State at¬†Ohio State¬†

    Week 10 ‚ÄĒ¬†Saturday, Nov. 6

    • Illinois at¬†Minnesota¬†
    • Iowa at¬†Northwestern¬†
    • Ohio State at Nebraska¬†
    • Michigan State at¬†Purdue¬†
    • Wisconsin at¬†Rutgers¬†
    • Indiana at¬†Michigan¬†
    • Penn State at¬†Maryland¬†

    Week 11 ‚ÄĒ¬†Saturday, Nov. 13

    • Minnesota at¬†Iowa¬†
    • Northwestern at¬†Wisconsin¬†
    • Purdue at¬†Ohio State¬†
    • Rutgers at¬†Indiana¬†
    • Maryland at¬†Michigan State¬†
    • Michigan at¬†Penn State¬†

    Week 12 ‚ÄĒ¬†Saturday, Nov. 20

    • Illinois at¬†Iowa¬†
    • Minnesota at¬†Indiana¬†
    • Nebraska at Wisconsin
    • Purdue at¬†Northwestern
    • Michigan at¬†Maryland¬†
    • Michigan State at¬†Ohio State¬†
    • Rutgers at¬†Penn State¬†

    Week 13 

    Friday, Nov. 26

    • Iowa at¬†Nebraska | 1:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network¬†

    Saturday, Nov. 27

    • Ohio State at¬†Michigan | 12 p.m. | FOX¬†
    • Iowa at¬†Nebraska | 1:30 p.m. | Big Ten Network¬†
    • Northwestern at¬†Illinois¬†
    • Wisconsin at¬†Minnesota
    • Indiana at¬†Purdue¬†
    • Maryland at¬†Rutgers
    • Penn State at Michigan State¬†

    Week 0

    Saturday, Aug. 28

    Week 1 

    Thursday, Sept. 2

    Friday, Sept. 3 

    Saturday, Sept. 4

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    Week 2 ‚ÄĒ¬†Saturday, Sept. 11

    2021 Big Ten college football schedule: Team-by-team 

    Illinois 

    • Aug. 28: vs. Nebraska¬†
    • Sept. 4: vs. UTSA¬†
    • Sept. 11: at Virginia¬†
    • Sept. 17: vs Maryland¬†
    • Sept. 25: at Purdue¬†
    • Oct. 2: vs. Charlotte¬†
    • Oct. 9: vs Wisconsin¬†
    • Oct. 23: at Penn State¬†
    • Oct. 30: vs. Rutgers¬†
    • Nov. 6: at Minnesota¬†
    • Nov. 20: at Iowa¬†
    • Nov. 27: vs. Northwestern¬†

    Indiana 

    • Sept. 4: at No. 18 Iowa¬†
    • Sept. 11: vs. Idaho¬†
    • Sept. 18: vs Cincinnati¬†
    • Sept. 25: at Western Kentucky¬†
    • Oct. 2: at Penn State¬†
    • Oct. 16: vs. Michigan State¬†
    • Oct. 23: vs. Ohio State¬†
    • Oct. 30: at Maryland¬†
    • Nov. 6: at Michigan¬†
    • Nov. 13: vs Rutgers¬†
    • Nov. 20: vs Minnesota¬†
    • Nov. 27: at Purdue¬†

    Iowa

    • Sept. 4: vs. No. 17 Indiana¬†
    • Sept. 11: at No. 9 Iowa State¬†
    • Sept. 18: vs. Kent State¬†
    • Sept. 25: vs. Colorado State¬†
    • Oct. 1: at Maryland¬†
    • Oct. 9: vs. Penn State¬†
    • Oct. 16: vs. Purdue¬†
    • Oct. 30: at Wisconsin¬†
    • Nov. 6: at Northwestern¬†
    • Nov. 13: vs. Minnesota¬†
    • Nov. 20: vs. Illinois¬†
    • Nov. 26: at Nebraska¬†

    Maryland

    • Sept. 4: vs. West Virginia¬†
    • Sept. 11: vs. Howard¬†
    • Sept. 17: at Illinois¬†
    • Sept. 25: vs. Kent State¬†
    • Oct. 1: vs. Iowa¬†
    • Oct. 9: at Ohio State¬†
    • Oct. 23: at Minnesota¬†
    • Oct. 30: vs. Indiana¬†
    • Nov. 6: vs. Penn State¬†
    • Nov. 13: at Michigan State¬†
    • Nov. 20: vs. Michigan¬†
    • Nov. 27: at Rutgers

    Michigan

    • Sept. 4: vs. Western Michigan¬†
    • Sept. 11: vs. Washington¬†
    • Sept. 18: vs. Northern Illinois¬†
    • Sept. 25: vs. Rutgers¬†
    • Oct. 2: at Wisconsin¬†
    • Oct. 9: at Nebraska¬†
    • Oct. 23: vs. Northwestern¬†
    • Oct. 30: at Michigan State¬†
    • Nov. 6: vs. Indiana¬†
    • Nov. 13: at Penn State¬†
    • Nov. 20: at Maryland¬†
    • Nov. 27: vs. Ohio State¬†

    Michigan State 

    • Sept. 3: at Northwestern¬†
    • Sept. 11: vs. Youngstown State¬†
    • Sept. 18: at Miami¬†
    • Sept. 25: vs. Nebraska¬†
    • Oct. 2: vs. Western Kentucky¬†
    • Oct. 9: at Rutgers¬†
    • Oct. 16: at Indiana¬†
    • Oct. 30: vs. Michigan¬†
    • Nov. 6: at Purdue¬†
    • Nov. 13: vs. Maryland¬†
    • Nov. 20: at Ohio State¬†
    • Nov. 27: vs. Penn State¬†

    Minnesota 

    • Sept. 2: vs. No. 4 Ohio State¬†
    • Sept. 11: vs. Miami (OH)¬†
    • Sept. 18: at Colorado¬†
    • Sept. 25: vs. Bowling Green¬†
    • Oct. 2: at Purdue¬†
    • Oct. 16: vs. Nebraska¬†
    • Oct. 23: vs. Maryland¬†
    • Oct. 30: at Northwestern¬†
    • Nov. 6:¬† vs. Illinois¬†
    • Nov. 13: at Iowa¬†
    • Nov. 20: at Indiana¬†
    • Nov. 27: vs. Wisconsin¬†

    Nebraska 

    • Aug. 28: at Illinois¬†
    • Sept. 4: vs. Fordham¬†
    • Sept. 11: vs. Buffalo¬†
    • Sept. 18: at Oklahoma¬†
    • Sept. 25: at Michigan State¬†
    • Oct. 2: vs. Northwestern¬†
    • Oct. 9: vs. Michigan¬†
    • Oct. 16: at Minnesota¬†
    • Oct. 30: vs. Purdue¬†
    • Nov. 6: vs. Ohio State¬†
    • Nov. 20: at Wisconsin¬†
    • Nov. 26: vs. Iowa¬†

    Northwestern 

    • Sept. 3: vs. Michigan State¬†
    • Sept. 11: vs. Indiana State¬†
    • Sept. 18: at Duke¬†
    • Sept. 25: vs. Ohio¬†
    • Oct. 2: at Nebraska¬†
    • Oct. 16: vs. Rutgers¬†
    • Oct. 23: at Michigan¬†
    • Oct. 30: vs. Minnesota¬†
    • Nov. 6: vs. Iowa¬†
    • Nov. 13: at Wisconsin¬†
    • Nov. 20: vs. Purdue¬†
    • Nov. 27: at Illinois¬†

    Ohio State 

    • Sept. 2: at Minnesota¬†
    • Sept. 11: vs. No. 12 Oregon¬†
    • Sept. 18: vs. Tulsa¬†
    • Sept. 25: vs. Akron¬†
    • Oct. 2: at Rutgers¬†
    • Oct. 9: vs. Maryland¬†
    • Oct. 23: at Indiana¬†
    • Oct. 30: vs. Penn State¬†
    • Nov. 6: at Nebraska¬†
    • Nov. 13: vs. Purdue¬†
    • Nov. 20: vs. Michigan State¬†
    • Nov. 27: vs. Michigan¬†

    Penn State 

    • Sept. 4: at No. 12 Wisconsin¬†
    • Sept. 11: vs. Ball State¬†
    • Sept. 18: vs. Auburn¬†
    • Sept. 25: vs. Villanova¬†
    • Oct. 2: vs. Indiana¬†
    • Oct. 9: at Iowa¬†
    • Oct. 23: vs. Illinois¬†
    • Oct. 30: at Ohio State¬†
    • Nov. 6: at Maryland¬†
    • Nov. 13: vs. Michigan¬†
    • Nov. 20: vs. Rutgers¬†
    • Nov. 27: at Michigan State¬†

    Purdue 

    • Sept. 4: vs. Oregon State¬†
    • Sept. 11: at UConn¬†
    • Sept. 18: at Notre Dame¬†
    • Sept. 25: vs. Illinois¬†
    • Oct. 2: vs. Minnesota¬†
    • Oct. 16: at Iowa¬†
    • Oct. 23: vs. Wisconsin¬†
    • Oct. 30: at Nebraska¬†
    • Nov. 6: vs. Michigan State¬†
    • Nov. 13: at Ohio State¬†
    • Nov. 20: at Northwestern¬†
    • Nov. 27: vs. Indiana¬†

    Rutgers 

    • Sept. 2: vs. Temple¬†
    • Sept. 11: at Syracuse¬†
    • Sept. 18: vs. Delaware¬†
    • Sept. 25: at Rutgers¬†
    • Oct. 2: vs. Ohio State¬†
    • Oct. 9: vs. Michigan State¬†
    • Oct. 16: at Northwestern¬†
    • Oct. 30: at Illinois¬†
    • Nov. 6: vs. Wisconsin¬†
    • Nov. 13: at Indiana¬†
    • Nov. 20: at Penn State¬†
    • Nov. 27: vs. Maryland¬†

    Wisconsin 

    • Sept. 4: vs. No. 19 Penn State¬†
    • Sept. 11: vs. Eastern Michigan¬†
    • Sept. 25: at¬†Notre Dame¬†¬†
    • Oct. 2: vs. Michigan¬†
    • Oct. 9: at Illinois¬†
    • Oct. 16: vs. Army¬†
    • Oct. 23: at Purdue¬†
    • Oct. 30: vs. Iowa¬†
    • Nov. 6: at Rutgers¬†
    • Nov. 13: vs. Northwestern¬†
    • Nov. 20: vs. Nebraska¬†
    • Nov. 27: at Minnesota¬†

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