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Written By: Case Conley


The non-conference is wrapping up for most teams which means that Big Ten play will start this weekend. Michigan and Michigan State have some tests coming up starting this weekend. 



The Wolverines easy schedule continues as they have one of the easiest Big Ten schedules in recent history. Maryland comes into Ann Arbor this weekend in a battle of two unbeatens. Michigan then has the first big test as they go on the road to take on Iowa. The Hawkeyes have one of the best defenses in the country however, they also have one of the worst offenses in the nation. A trip to Indiana follows, the Hoosiers are 3-0 after playing three very tight games including a win against Illinois. Penn State comes into the Big House in a matchup of what should be two top 15 teams. A bye week leads to Michigan State at home followed by a trip to Rutgers. Two home games against Big Ten West opponents Nebraska and Illinois lead into The Game against Ohio State. The Wolverines should take advantage of the weak crossover games and the challenging games at home like Michigan State and Penn State. 


Michigan State

Coming off the disaster in Seattle against Washington, the Spartans get thrown into Big 10 play in a hurry. Minnesota comes into East Lansing this week as the favorite and they have looked dominant in their 3 games. A trip to Maryland next week leads into a massive three-game run of Ohio State and Wisconsin at home followed by a trip to the Big House in the battle for Paul Bunyon. Following that they head into Champaign to take on the Illini. Two home games against Rutgers and Indiana are before the season finale in Happy Valley against Penn State. The Spartans have a tough slate in front of them and a good start against Minnesota would be a great kick-start. 


Written By: Case Conley

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