Big Ten Football Predictions, Schedule – Week 2


Big Ten football predictions and schedule for Week 2 of the 2016 season. The weekend slate includes Illinois hosting North Carolina, Penn State taking on in-state rival Pitt, and Iowa facing off against bitter rival Iowa State.


The Big Ten had a big showing in Week 1 of the college football season, going 12-2 overall, highlighted by Wisconsin’s win over LSU.

In Week 2, Illinois will look to improve to 2-0 under new head coach Lovie Smith. The Fighting Illini routed Murray State to open the season and will now face a North Carolina team with plenty of talent, but looking to rebound after giving up a double-digit lead to Georgia.

Penn State travels to Pittsburgh to face the rival Panthers in a matchup that hasn’t been played since 2000.

The battle of the Hawkeye State will take place on Saturday night between Iowa and Iowa State. The Hawkeyes won last year’s game, 31-17.

Below is the Big Ten football schedule for Week 2, as well as predictions for each game.

Week 2 Big Ten Football Predictions & Schedule

Maryland at FIU

Date: Friday, September 9
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Location: FIU Stadium
TV Broadcast: CBSSN

Pick: Maryland

Preview & Score Prediction: Maryland vs. FIU

Wyoming at Nebraska

Date: Saturday, September 10
Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
Location: Memorial Stadium
TV Broadcast: ESPN2

Pick: Nebraska

Preview & Score Prediction: Nebraska vs. Wyoming

Penn State at Pitt

Date: Saturday, September 10
Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
Location: Heinz Field
TV Broadcast: ESPN

Pick: Penn State

Preview & Score Prediction: Penn State vs. Pitt

UCF at Michigan

Date: Saturday, September 10
Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
Location: Michigan Stadium
TV Broadcast: ABC

Pick: Michigan

Preview & Score Prediction: Michigan vs. UCF

Cincinnati at Purdue

Date: Saturday, September 10
Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
Location: Ross-Ade Stadium
TV Broadcast: BTN

Pick: Cincinnati

Preview & Score Prediction: Purdue vs. Cincinnati

Howard at Rutgers

Date: Saturday, September 10
Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
Location: High Point Solutions Stadium
TV Broadcast: BTN

Pick: Rutgers

Preview & Score Prediction: Rutgers vs. Howard

Indiana State at Minnesota

Date: Saturday, September 10
Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
Location: TCF Bank Stadium
TV Broadcast: ESPNEWS

Pick: Minnesota

Preview & Score Predition: Minnesota vs. Indiana State

Illinois State at Northwestern

Date: Saturday, September 10
Time: 3:30 p.m ET
Location: Ryan Field
TV Broadcast: BTN

Pick: Northwestern

Preview & Score Prediction: Northwestern vs. Illinois State

Tulsa at Ohio State

Date: Saturday, September 10
Time: 3:30 p.m ET
Location: Ohio Stadium
TV Broadcast: ABC

Pick: Ohio State

Preview & Score Prediction: Ohio State vs. Tulsa

Akron at Wisconsin

Date: Saturday, September 10
Time: 3:30 p.m. ET
Location: Camp Randall Stadium
TV Broadcast: BTN

Pick: Wisconsin

Preview & Score Prediction: Wisconsin vs. Akron

Ball State at Indiana

Date: Saturday, September 10
Time: 4:00 p.m ET
Location: Memorial Stadium
TV Broadcast: ESPNEWS

Pick: Indiana

Preview & Score Prediction: Indiana vs. Ball State

UNC vs. Illinois

Date: Saturday, September 10
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Location: Memorial Stadium
TV Broadcast: BTN

Pick: UNC

Preview & Score Prediction: UNC vs. Illinois

Iowa State at Iowa

Date: Saturday, September 10
Time: 7:30 p.m. ET
Location: Kinnick Stadium
TV Broadcast: BTN

Pick: Iowa

Preview & Score Prediction: Coming Soon


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