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2011 B1G Ten Preview

Posted on: May 13, 2011 4:42 pm
 

Again this year, we will be running the "You Make The Call" contest.
 
YMTC is a simple contest. Contestants predict scores for the games in the Big Ten. Whoever does best is declared the winner for the week and we all grovel because the winner is just so good at this! Points for correct calls (W/L) and point scored and margin of victory with bonus points for calling shut-outs and overtime games. ND games are included as tie-breakers (only when ND is not playing a B1G opponent). This year the B1G Championship game is added to the mix. Also, as before, the Army-Navy game will entertain us until the bowl bids come out. All in all, the contest lasts through all 20 weeks of college football.
 
There are 2 rules.
1. No smack, trash talk, disparaging remarks made about teams, schools, or fans/contestants. Violators will be banned from the contest and all records of their participation deleted from the game records.
2. Ballots will CLEARLY name the winning team.
 
Acceptable: Nevada-Las Vegas 13 at Wisconsin 21
Acceptable: Wisconsin 21-13
Acceptable: Nevada-Las Vegas at Wisconsin 13-21
Unacceptable: Nevada-Las Vegas at Wisconsin 21-13 (This will be understood as UNLV winning by 8.)
 
As game moderator (and founder/inventor/executer), MSUSpartan76 is the final word on all game related decisions, including interpretation of ballots.
 
The motto of this contest is "All for fun and fun for all." We intend to keep it that way.
 
So, with that said, the following is a synapsis of the upcoming B1G season. Vitals (sans individual players) are given and pre-seaons predictions for every game are made. The author reserves the right to change these predictions week by week during the YMTC contest since things do evolve, teams gel, players get hurt, etc., during the course of a season.
 

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Since: Nov 17, 2007
Posted on: July 2, 2011 10:21 am
 

2011 B1G Ten Preview

Well, I certainly blew that! I must have used data from the 2010 preseason. Oops.

What changes is the summary of returning startes for each team. Instead of going back and fixing all of those posts, here is the correct data.

Air Force has 14 returning starters (5 off, 8 def, 1 spt) including the QB.
Akron has 12 returning starters (5 off, 6 def, 1 spt) including the QB.
Alabama has 18 returning starters (7 off, 9 def, 2 spt) but starts a new QB.
Arizona State has 14 returning starters (8 off, 6 def, 0 spt) but starts a new QB.
Arkansas State has 14 returning starters (7 off, 5 def, 2 spt) including the QB.
Army has 12 returning starters (6 off, 5 def, 1 spt) including the QB.
Ball State has 17 returning starters (8 off, 7 def, 2 spt) including the QB.
Boston College has 14 returning starters (6 off, 6 def, 2 spt) including the QB.
Central Michigan has 13 returning starters (8 off, 4 def, 1 spt) including the QB.
Colorado has 14 returning starters (8 off, 5 def, 1 spt) including the QB.
Eastern Michigan has 14 returning starters (6 off, 6 def, 2 spt) including the QB.
Florida Atlantic has 15 returning starters (7 off, 7 def, 1 spt) but starts a new QB.
Fresno State has 11 returning starters (4 off, 5 def, 2 spt) but starts a new QB.
Illinois has 12 returning starters (7 off, 4 def, 1 spt) including the QB.
Indiana has 1` returning starters (6 off, 4 def, 1 spt) but starts a new QB.
Iowa has 11 returning starters (5 off, 5 def, 1 spt) but starts a new QB.
Iowa State has 15 returning starters (6 off, 7 def, 2 spt) but starts a new QB.
Louisiana-Monroe has 18 returning starters (10 off, 6 def, 2 spt) including the QB.
Maryland has 11 returning starters (6 off, 5 def, 0 spt) including the QB.
Miami has 12 returning starters (5 off, 7 def, 0 spt) including the QB.
Miami has 13 returning starters (6 off, 6 def, 1 spt) including the QB.
Michigan has 17 returning starters (7 off, 8 def, 2 spt) including the QB.
Michigan State has 13 returning starters (6 off, 6 def, 1 spt) including the QB.
Middle Tennessee State has 12 returning starters (7 off, 3 def, 2 spt) but starts a new QB.
Minnesota has 13 returning starters (6 off, 6 def, 1 spt) including the QB.
Navy has 11 returning starters (8 off, 3 def, 0 spt) but starts a new QB.
Nebraska has 11 returning starters (5 off, 6 def, 0 spt) including the QB.
Nevada-Las Vegas has 11 returning starters (6 off, 4 def, 1 spt) but starts a new QB.
New Mexico State has 15 returning starters (6 off, 7 def, 2 spt) but starts a new QB.
North Texas has 14 returning starters (6 off, 6 def, 2 spt) but starts a new QB.
Northern Illinois has 14 returning starters (9 off, 5 def, 0 spt) including the QB.
Northwestern has 17 returning starters (9 off, 7 def, 1 spt) and including the QB.
Notre Dame has 20 returning starters (9 off, 9 def, 2 spt) including the QB.
Ohio State has 11 returning starters (6 off, 4 def, 1 spt) but starts a new QB.
Oregon State has 13 returning starters (7 off, 5 def, 1 spt) including the QB.
Penn State has 15 returning starters (6 off, 8 def, 1 spt) and including the QB.
Pittsburgh has 13 returning starters (5 off, 8 def, 0 spt) including the QB.
Purdue has 17 returning starters (6 off, 9 def, 2 spt) and including the  QB.
Rice has 16 returning starters (8 off, 6 def, 2 spt) including the QB.
San Diego State has 14 returning starters (7 off, 5 def, 2 spt) including the QB.
South Florida has 12 returning starters (4 off, 6 def, 2 spt) including the QB.
Southern California has 12 returning starters (6 off, 6 def, 0 spt) including the QB.
Stanford has 12 returning starters (5 off, 6 def, 1 spt) including the QB.
Temple has 15 returning starters (8 off, 6 def, 1 spt) including the QB.
Toledo has 18 returning starters (8 off, 9 def, 1 spt) including the QB.
Virginia has 17 returning starters (8 off, 7 def, 2 spt) but starts a new QB.
Wake Forest has 17 returning starters (7 off, 9 def, 1 spt) including the QB.
Washington has 15 returning starters (6 off, 7 def, 2 spt) including the QB.
Western Michigan has 15 returning starters (6 off, 7 def, 2 spt) including the QB.
Wisconsin has 13 returning starters (5 off, 6 def, 2 spt) but starts a new QB.
Wyoming has 12 returning starters (5 off, 6 def, 1 spt) but starts a new QB.

 

 

 

 

 




Since: Nov 17, 2007
Posted on: May 13, 2011 5:02 pm
 

2011 B1G Ten Preview -- Week 15

Week 15
 
Dec. 10
 
Navy at Army
In 2010, Navy (Independent) was 9-4 including a bowl loss and scored an average of 29.7 points per game while giving up 23.3 pts/gm (6.4 pt MoV). Last season, Navy had 1 game decided by 22 points or more (1W, 0L) and 6 games decided by a TD or less (4W, 2L). Navy finished the season ranked No. 34 by CBS versus the No. 83 SOS and was No. 36 in the AP. Navy has 15 returning starters (8 off, 5 def, 2 spt) including the QB. Navy lost its last game.
In 2010, Army (Independent) was 8-5 including a bowl win and scored an average of 26.6 points per game while giving up 24.2 pts/gm (2.4 pt MoV). Last season, Army had 3 games decided by 22 points or more (2W, 1L) and 5 games decided by a TD or less (2W, 3L). Army finished the season ranked No. 56 by CBS versus the No. 97 SOS. Army has 18 returning starters (8 off, 8 def, 2 spt) including the QB. Army won its last game.
The Midshipmen are 55-49-7 versus the Black Knights and won the last 9 games (won 9 of the last 10 games) in a series that began in 1890.
 



Since: Nov 17, 2007
Posted on: May 13, 2011 5:01 pm
 

2011 B1G Ten Preview -- Week 14

Week 14
 
Dec. 3
 
Big Ten Championship
 
Legends vs. Leaders??
 
Nope. The B1G Ten Conference does not have Division leaders playing in the Championship game.
 
B1G Ten Championship Selection Criteria
 
Division standings are based on each team's overall conference record. In the event that two teams are tied, the head-to-head results between those two teams determines the tiebreaker.
 
Three or more-team procedure
 1. Collective head-to-head record among all tied teams.
 2. Record of the tied teams within the division.
 3. BCS Component.
 



Since: Nov 17, 2007
Posted on: May 13, 2011 4:59 pm
 

2011 B1G Ten Preview -- Week 13

Week 13
 
25-Nov
 
Iowa at Nebraska
In 2010, Iowa (Big Ten) was 8-5 (4-4) including a bowl win and scored an average of 28.8 points per game while giving up 17.1 pts/gm (11.7 pt MoV). Last season, Iowa had 4 games decided by 22 points or more (4W, 0L) and 6 games decided by a TD or less (2W, 4L). Iowa finished the season ranked No. 41 by CBS versus the No. 17 SOS and was No. 27 in the AP and No. 30 in the coaches poll. Iowa has 14 returning starters (6 off, 8 def, 0 spt) including the QB. Iowa won its last game.
In 2010, Nebraska (Big XII) was 10-4 (6-3) including a bowl loss and scored an average of 30.8 points per game while giving up 17.4 pts/gm (13.4 pt MoV). Last season, Nebraska had 3 games decided by 22 points or more (3W, 0L) and 4 games decided by a TD or less (1W, 3L). Nebraska finished the season ranked No. 17 by CBS versus the No. 33 SOS and was No. 20 in the AP and No. 19 in the coaches poll. Nebraska was ranked No. 18 in the BCS poll. Nebraska has 18 returning starters (8 off, 8 def, 2 spt) including the QB. Nebraska lost its last 2 games.
The Hawkeyes are 12-26-3 versus the Cornhuskers (none in conference) and lost the last 3 games (won 4 of the last 10 games) in a series that began in 1891. The last meeting was in 2000.
 
Ohio State at Michigan
In 2010, Ohio State (Big Ten) was 12-1 (7-1) including a bowl win and scored an average of 38.8 points per game while giving up 14.3 pts/gm (24.5 pt MoV). Last season, Ohio State had 7 games decided by 22 points or more (7W, 0L) and 2 games decided by a TD or less (2W, 0L). Ohio State finished the season ranked No. 5 by CBS versus the No. 49 SOS and was No. 5 in the AP and No. 5 in the coaches poll. Ohio State was ranked No. 6 in the BCS poll. Ohio State has the distraction of the NCAA investigation and Infractions Committee hearing just before the season starts. OSU also has 5 players and 1 coach suspended for the first 5 games. Ohio State has 15 returning starters (9 off, 6 def, 0 spt) including the QB. Ohio State is on a 6-game winning streak.
In 2010, Michigan (Big Ten) was 7-6 (3-5) including a bowl loss and scored an average of 32.7 points per game while giving up 35.2 pts/gm (-2.5 pt MoV). Last season, Michigan had 2 games decided by 22 points or more (1W, 1L) and 4 games decided by a TD or less (4W, 0L). Michigan finished the season ranked No. 46 by CBS versus the No. 14 SOS. Michigan has a coaching change for 2011. Michigan is under NCAA sanctions but the distraction of the investigation is over. Michigan has 15 returning starters (7 off, 8 def, 0 spt) including the QB. Michigan is on a 3-game losing streak.
The Buckeyes are 44-57-6 versus the Wolverines (44-45-4 in conference) and won the last 7 games (won 9 of the last 10 games) in a series that began in 1897.
 
Illinois at Minnesota
In 2010, Illinois (Big Ten) was 7-6 (4-4) including a bowl win and scored an average of 32.6 points per game while giving up 23.5 pts/gm (9.1 pt MoV). Last season, Illinois had 4 games decided by 22 points or more (4W, 0L) and 4 games decided by a TD or less (1W, 3L). Illinois finished the season ranked No. 48 by CBS versus the No. 18 SOS. Illinois has 14 returning starters (5 off, 7 def, 2 spt) and starts a new QB. Illinois won its last game.
In 2010, Minnesota (Big Ten) was 3-9 (2-6) and scored an average of 23.2 points per game while giving up 33 pts/gm (-9.8 pt MoV). Last season, Minnesota had 2 games decided by 22 points or more (0W, 2L) and 4 games decided by a TD or less (2W, 2L). Minnesota finished the season ranked No. 90 by CBS versus the No. 12 SOS. Minnesota has a coaching change for 2011. Minnesota has 12 returning starters (9 off, 2 def, 1 spt) including the QB. Minnesota won its last 2 games.
The Illini are 28-33-3 versus the Golden Gophers (all in conference) and lost the last game (won 3 of the last 10 games) in a series that began in 1898.
 
Purdue at Indiana
In 2010, Purdue (Big Ten) was 4-8 (2-6) and scored an average of 19.6 points per game while giving up 28.8 pts/gm (-9.2 pt MoV). Last season, Purdue had 2 games decided by 22 points or more (0W, 2L) and 2 games decided by a TD or less (1W, 1L). Purdue finished the season ranked No. 88 by CBS versus the No. 25 SOS. Purdue has 12 returning starters (6 off, 5 def, 1 spt) and starts a new QB. Purdue is on a 6-game losing streak.
In 2010, Indiana (Big Ten) was 5-7 (1-7) and scored an average of 27.1 points per game while giving up 34 pts/gm (-6.9 pt MoV). Last season, Indiana had 4 games decided by 22 points or more (1W, 3L) and 4 games decided by a TD or less (1W, 3L). Indiana finished the season ranked No. 78 by CBS versus the No. 79 SOS. Indiana has a coaching change for 2011. Indiana has 14 returning starters (8 off, 4 def, 2 spt) including the QB. Indiana won its last game.
The Boilermakers are 70-37-6 versus the Hoosiers (64-36-6 in conference) and lost the last game (won 7 of the last 10 games) in a series that began in 1891.
 
Michigan State at Northwestern
In 2010, Michigan State (Big Ten) was 11-2 (7-1) including a bowl loss and scored an average of 29.4 points per game while giving up 22.2 pts/gm (7.2 pt MoV). Last season, Michigan State had 5 games decided by 22 points or more (3W, 2L) and 2 games decided by a TD or less (2W, 0L). Michigan State finished the season ranked No. 15 by CBS versus the No. 36 SOS and was No. 14 in the AP and No. 14 in the coaches poll. Michigan State was ranked No. 9 in the BCS poll. Michigan State has 15 returning starters (7 off, 7 def, 1 spt) including the QB. Michigan State lost its last game.
In 2010, Northwestern (Big Ten) was 7-6 (3-5) including a bowl loss and scored an average of 26.5 points per game while giving up 28.9 pts/gm (-2.4 pt MoV). Last season, Northwestern had 1 game decided by 22 points or more (1W, 0L) and 7 games decided by a TD or less (5W, 2L). Northwestern finished the season ranked No. 49 by CBS versus the No. 82 SOS. Northwestern has 16 returning starters (8 off, 6 def, 2 spt) and starts a new QB. Northwestern is on a 3-game losing streak.
The Spartans are 35-16-0 versus the Wildcats (35-13-0 in conference) and won the last 3 games (won 6 of the last 10 games) in a series that began in 1905.
 
Penn State at Wisconsin
In 2010, Penn State (Big Ten) was 7-6 (4-4) including a bowl loss and scored an average of 24.6 points per game while giving up 23.7 pts/gm (0.9 pt MoV). Last season, Penn State had 3 games decided by 22 points or more (2W, 1L) and 0 games decided by a TD or less (0W, 0L). Penn State finished the season ranked No. 43 by CBS versus the No. 15 SOS. Penn State has 13 returning starters (7 off, 5 def, 1 spt) and starts a new QB. Penn State lost its last 2 games.
In 2010, Wisconsin (Big Ten) was 11-2 (7-1) including a bowl loss and scored an average of 41.4 points per game while giving up 20.6 pts/gm (20.8 pt MoV). Last season, Wisconsin had 2 games decided by 22 points or more (2W, 0L) and 3 games decided by a TD or less (2W, 1L). Wisconsin finished the season ranked No. 6 by CBS versus the No. 46 SOS and was No. 7 in the AP and No. 8 in the coaches poll. Wisconsin was ranked No. 5 in the BCS poll. Wisconsin has 18 returning starters (10 off, 6 def, 2 spt) including the QB. Wisconsin lost its last game.
The Nittany Lions are 6-8-0 versus the Badgers (6-6-0 in conference) and won the last 2 games (won 5 of the last 10 games) in a series that began in 1953. The last meeting was in 2008.
 
Notre Dame at Stanford
In 2010,  Notre Dame (Independent) was 8-5 including a bowl win and scored an average of 26.3 points per game while giving up 20.2 pts/gm (6.1 pt MoV). Last season, Notre Dame had 4 games decided by 22 points or more (3W, 1L) and 4 games decided by a TD or less (1W, 3L). Notre Dame finished the season ranked No. 35 by CBS versus the No. 7 SOS and was No. 33 in the AP and No. 36 in the coaches poll. Notre Dame has 17 returning starters (6 off, 9 def, 2 spt) and starts a new QB. Notre Dame is on a 4-game winning streak.
In 2010, Stanford (Pacific 12) was 12-1 (8-1) including a bowl win and scored an average of 40.3 points per game while giving up 17.4 pts/gm (22.9 pt MoV). Last season, Stanford had 8 games decided by 22 points or more (8W, 0L) and 2 games decided by a TD or less (2W, 0L). Stanford finished the season ranked No. 4 by CBS versus the No. 39 SOS and was No. 4 in the AP and No. 4 in the coaches poll. Stanford was ranked No. 4 in the BCS poll. Stanford has a coaching change for 2011. Stanford has 16 returning starters (8 off, 6 def, 2 spt) including the QB. Stanford is on a 8-game winning streak.
The Fighting Irish are 17-8-0 versus the Cardinals and lost the last 2 games (won 7 of the last 10 games) in a series that began in 1925.
 




Since: Nov 17, 2007
Posted on: May 13, 2011 4:58 pm
 

2011 B1G Ten Preview -- Week 12

Week 12
 
19-Nov
 
Indiana at Michigan State
In 2010, Indiana (Big Ten) was 5-7 (1-7) and scored an average of 27.1 points per game while giving up 34 pts/gm (-6.9 pt MoV). Last season, Indiana had 4 games decided by 22 points or more (1W, 3L) and 4 games decided by a TD or less (1W, 3L). Indiana finished the season ranked No. 78 by CBS versus the No. 79 SOS. Indiana has a coaching change for 2011. Indiana has 14 returning starters (8 off, 4 def, 2 spt) including the QB. Indiana won its last game.
In 2010, Michigan State (Big Ten) was 11-2 (7-1) including a bowl loss and scored an average of 29.4 points per game while giving up 22.2 pts/gm (7.2 pt MoV). Last season, Michigan State had 5 games decided by 22 points or more (3W, 2L) and 2 games decided by a TD or less (2W, 0L). Michigan State finished the season ranked No. 15 by CBS versus the No. 36 SOS and was No. 14 in the AP and No. 14 in the coaches poll. Michigan State was ranked No. 9 in the BCS poll. Michigan State has 15 returning starters (7 off, 7 def, 1 spt) including the QB. Michigan State lost its last game.
The Hoosiers are 15-40-2 versus the Spartans (12-37-1 in conference) and lost the last 2 games (won 2 of the last 10 games) in a series that began in 1922. The last meeting was in 2008.
 
Iowa at Purdue
In 2010, Iowa (Big Ten) was 8-5 (4-4) including a bowl win and scored an average of 28.8 points per game while giving up 17.1 pts/gm (11.7 pt MoV). Last season, Iowa had 4 games decided by 22 points or more (4W, 0L) and 6 games decided by a TD or less (2W, 4L). Iowa finished the season ranked No. 41 by CBS versus the No. 17 SOS and was No. 27 in the AP and No. 30 in the coaches poll. Iowa has 14 returning starters (6 off, 8 def, 0 spt) including the QB. Iowa won its last game.
In 2010, Purdue (Big Ten) was 4-8 (2-6) and scored an average of 19.6 points per game while giving up 28.8 pts/gm (-9.2 pt MoV). Last season, Purdue had 2 games decided by 22 points or more (0W, 2L) and 2 games decided by a TD or less (1W, 1L). Purdue finished the season ranked No. 88 by CBS versus the No. 25 SOS. Purdue has 12 returning starters (6 off, 5 def, 1 spt) and starts a new QB. Purdue is on a 6-game losing streak.
The Hawkeyes are 33-45-3 versus the Boilermakers (all in conference) and won the last game (won 6 of the last 10 games) in a series that began in 1910. The last meeting was in 2008.
 
Wisconsin at Illinois
In 2010, Wisconsin (Big Ten) was 11-2 (7-1) including a bowl loss and scored an average of 41.4 points per game while giving up 20.6 pts/gm (20.8 pt MoV). Last season, Wisconsin had 2 games decided by 22 points or more (2W, 0L) and 3 games decided by a TD or less (2W, 1L). Wisconsin finished the season ranked No. 6 by CBS versus the No. 46 SOS and was No. 7 in the AP and No. 8 in the coaches poll. Wisconsin was ranked No. 5 in the BCS poll. Wisconsin has 18 returning starters (10 off, 6 def, 2 spt) including the QB. Wisconsin lost its last game.
In 2010, Illinois (Big Ten) was 7-6 (4-4) including a bowl win and scored an average of 32.6 points per game while giving up 23.5 pts/gm (9.1 pt MoV). Last season, Illinois had 4 games decided by 22 points or more (4W, 0L) and 4 games decided by a TD or less (1W, 3L). Illinois finished the season ranked No. 48 by CBS versus the No. 18 SOS. Illinois has 14 returning starters (5 off, 7 def, 2 spt) and starts a new QB. Illinois won its last game.
The Badgers are 34-37-7 versus the Illini (all in conference) and won the last game (won 7 of the last 10 games) in a series that began in 1892. The last meeting was in 2008.
 
Nebraska at Michigan
In 2010, Nebraska (Big XII) was 10-4 (6-3) including a bowl loss and scored an average of 30.8 points per game while giving up 17.4 pts/gm (13.4 pt MoV). Last season, Nebraska had 3 games decided by 22 points or more (3W, 0L) and 4 games decided by a TD or less (1W, 3L). Nebraska finished the season ranked No. 17 by CBS versus the No. 33 SOS and was No. 20 in the AP and No. 19 in the coaches poll. Nebraska was ranked No. 18 in the BCS poll. Nebraska has 18 returning starters (8 off, 8 def, 2 spt) including the QB. Nebraska lost its last 2 games.
In 2010, Michigan (Big Ten) was 7-6 (3-5) including a bowl loss and scored an average of 32.7 points per game while giving up 35.2 pts/gm (-2.5 pt MoV). Last season, Michigan had 2 games decided by 22 points or more (1W, 1L) and 4 games decided by a TD or less (4W, 0L). Michigan finished the season ranked No. 46 by CBS versus the No. 14 SOS. Michigan has a coaching change for 2011. Michigan is under NCAA sanctions but the distraction of the investigation is over. Michigan has 15 returning starters (7 off, 8 def, 0 spt) including the QB. Michigan is on a 3-game losing streak
.The Cornhuskers are 2-3-1 versus the Wolverines (none in conference) and won the last game in a series that began in 1905. The last meeting was in 2005.
 
Minnesota at Northwestern
In 2010, Minnesota (Big Ten) was 3-9 (2-6) and scored an average of 23.2 points per game while giving up 33 pts/gm (-9.8 pt MoV). Last season, Minnesota had 2 games decided by 22 points or more (0W, 2L) and 4 games decided by a TD or less (2W, 2L). Minnesota finished the season ranked No. 90 by CBS versus the No. 12 SOS. Minnesota has a coaching change for 2011. Minnesota has 12 returning starters (9 off, 2 def, 1 spt) including the QB. Minnesota won its last 2 games.
In 2010, Northwestern (Big Ten) was 7-6 (3-5) including a bowl loss and scored an average of 26.5 points per game while giving up 28.9 pts/gm (-2.4 pt MoV). Last season, Northwestern had 1 game decided by 22 points or more (1W, 0L) and 7 games decided by a TD or less (5W, 2L). Northwestern finished the season ranked No. 49 by CBS versus the No. 82 SOS. Northwestern has 16 returning starters (8 off, 6 def, 2 spt) and starts a new QB. Northwestern is on a 3-game losing streak.
The Golden Gophers are 50-31-5 versus the Wildcats (48-31-5 in conference) and lost the last game (won 5 of the last 10 games) in a series that began in 1892.
 
Penn State at Ohio State
In 2010, Penn State (Big Ten) was 7-6 (4-4) including a bowl loss and scored an average of 24.6 points per game while giving up 23.7 pts/gm (0.9 pt MoV). Last season, Penn State had 3 games decided by 22 points or more (2W, 1L) and 0 games decided by a TD or less (0W, 0L). Penn State finished the season ranked No. 43 by CBS versus the No. 15 SOS. Penn State has 13 returning starters (7 off, 5 def, 1 spt) and starts a new QB. Penn State lost its last 2 games.
In 2010, Ohio State (Big Ten) was 12-1 (7-1) including a bowl win and scored an average of 38.8 points per game while giving up 14.3 pts/gm (24.5 pt MoV). Last season, Ohio State had 7 games decided by 22 points or more (7W, 0L) and 2 games decided by a TD or less (2W, 0L). Ohio State finished the season ranked No. 5 by CBS versus the No. 49 SOS and was No. 5 in the AP and No. 5 in the coaches poll. Ohio State was ranked No. 6 in the BCS poll. Ohio State has the distraction of the NCAA investigation and Infractions Committee hearing just before the season starts. OSU also has 5 players and 1 coach suspended for the first 5 games. Ohio State has 15 returning starters (9 off, 6 def, 0 spt) including the QB. Ohio State is on a 6-game winning streak.
The Nittany Lions are 12-14-0 versus the Buckeyes (6-12-0 in conference) and lost the last 2 games (won 3 of the last 10 games) in a series that began in 1912.
 
Boston College at Notre Dame
In 2010, Boston College (Atlantic Coast) was 7-6 (4-4) including a bowl loss and scored an average of 18.4 points per game while giving up 19.5 pts/gm (-1.1 pt MoV). Last season, Boston College had 1 game decided by 22 points or more (0W, 1L) and 6 games decided by a TD or less (3W, 3L). Boston College finished the season ranked No. 59 by CBS versus the No. 40 SOS. Boston College has 15 returning starters (8 off, 6 def, 1 spt) including the QB. Boston College lost its last game.
In 2010,  Notre Dame (Independent) was 8-5 including a bowl win and scored an average of 26.3 points per game while giving up 20.2 pts/gm (6.1 pt MoV). Last season, Notre Dame had 4 games decided by 22 points or more (3W, 1L) and 4 games decided by a TD or less (1W, 3L). Notre Dame finished the season ranked No. 35 by CBS versus the No. 7 SOS and was No. 33 in the AP and No. 36 in the coaches poll. Notre Dame has 17 returning starters (6 off, 9 def, 2 spt) and starts a new QB. Notre Dame is on a 4-game winning streak.
The Eagles are 9-11-0 versus the Fighting Irish and lost the last 2 games (won 7 of the last 10 games) in a series that began in 1975.
 



Since: Nov 17, 2007
Posted on: May 13, 2011 4:57 pm
 

2011 B1G Ten Preview -- Week 11

Week 11
 
12-Nov
 
Indiana - <bye>
In 2010, Indiana (Big Ten) was 5-7 (1-7) and scored an average of 27.1 points per game while giving up 34 pts/gm (-6.9 pt MoV). Last season, Indiana had 4 games decided by 22 points or more (1W, 3L) and 4 games decided by a TD or less (1W, 3L). Indiana finished the season ranked No. 78 by CBS versus the No. 79 SOS. Indiana has a coaching change for 2011. Indiana has 14 returning starters (8 off, 4 def, 2 spt) including the QB. Indiana won its last game.
The Hoosiers do not play.
 
Michigan at Illinois
In 2010, Michigan (Big Ten) was 7-6 (3-5) including a bowl loss and scored an average of 32.7 points per game while giving up 35.2 pts/gm (-2.5 pt MoV). Last season, Michigan had 2 games decided by 22 points or more (1W, 1L) and 4 games decided by a TD or less (4W, 0L). Michigan finished the season ranked No. 46 by CBS versus the No. 14 SOS. Michigan has a coaching change for 2011. Michigan is under NCAA sanctions but the distraction of the investigation is over. Michigan has 15 returning starters (7 off, 8 def, 0 spt) including the QB. Michigan is on a 3-game losing streak.
In 2010, Illinois (Big Ten) was 7-6 (4-4) including a bowl win and scored an average of 32.6 points per game while giving up 23.5 pts/gm (9.1 pt MoV). Last season, Illinois had 4 games decided by 22 points or more (4W, 0L) and 4 games decided by a TD or less (1W, 3L). Illinois finished the season ranked No. 48 by CBS versus the No. 18 SOS. Illinois has 14 returning starters (5 off, 7 def, 2 spt) and starts a new QB. Illinois won its last game.
The Wolverines are 67-23-2 versus the Illini (all in conference) and won the last game (won 7 of the last 10 games) in a series that began in 1898.
 
Wisconsin at Minnesota
In 2010, Wisconsin (Big Ten) was 11-2 (7-1) including a bowl loss and scored an average of 41.4 points per game while giving up 20.6 pts/gm (20.8 pt MoV). Last season, Wisconsin had 2 games decided by 22 points or more (2W, 0L) and 3 games decided by a TD or less (2W, 1L). Wisconsin finished the season ranked No. 6 by CBS versus the No. 46 SOS and was No. 7 in the AP and No. 8 in the coaches poll. Wisconsin was ranked No. 5 in the BCS poll. Wisconsin has 18 returning starters (10 off, 6 def, 2 spt) including the QB. Wisconsin lost its last game.
In 2010, Minnesota (Big Ten) was 3-9 (2-6) and scored an average of 23.2 points per game while giving up 33 pts/gm (-9.8 pt MoV). Last season, Minnesota had 2 games decided by 22 points or more (0W, 2L) and 4 games decided by a TD or less (2W, 2L). Minnesota finished the season ranked No. 90 by CBS versus the No. 12 SOS. Minnesota has a coaching change for 2011. Minnesota has 12 returning starters (9 off, 2 def, 1 spt) including the QB. 
Minnesota won its last 2 games.
The Badgers are 53-59-8 versus the Golden Gophers (all in conference) and won the last 7 games (won 8 of the last 10 games) in a series that began in 1890.
 
Nebraska at Penn State
In 2010, Nebraska (Big XII) was 10-4 (6-3) including a bowl loss and scored an average of 30.8 points per game while giving up 17.4 pts/gm (13.4 pt MoV). Last season, Nebraska had 3 games decided by 22 points or more (3W, 0L) and 4 games decided by a TD or less (1W, 3L). Nebraska finished the season ranked No. 17 by CBS versus the No. 33 SOS and was No. 20 in the AP and No. 19 in the coaches poll. Nebraska was ranked No. 18 in the BCS poll. Nebraska has 18 returning starters (8 off, 8 def, 2 spt) including the QB. Nebraska lost its last 2 games.
In 2010, Penn State (Big Ten) was 7-6 (4-4) including a bowl loss and scored an average of 24.6 points per game while giving up 23.7 pts/gm (0.9 pt MoV). Last season, Penn State had 3 games decided by 22 points or more (2W, 1L) and 0 games decided by a TD or less (0W, 0L). Penn State finished the season ranked No. 43 by CBS versus the No. 15 SOS. Penn State has 13 returning starters (7 off, 5 def, 1 spt) and starts a new QB. Penn State lost its last 2 games.
The Cornhuskers are 6-7-0 versus the Nittany Lions (none in conference) and won the last game (won 5 of the last 10 games) in a series that began in 1920. The last meeting was in 2003.
 
Michigan State at Iowa
In 2010, Michigan State (Big Ten) was 11-2 (7-1) including a bowl loss and scored an average of 29.4 points per game while giving up 22.2 pts/gm (7.2 pt MoV). Last season, Michigan State had 5 games decided by 22 points or more (3W, 2L) and 2 games decided by a TD or less (2W, 0L). Michigan State finished the season ranked No. 15 by CBS versus the No. 36 SOS and was No. 14 in the AP and No. 14 in the coaches poll. Michigan State was ranked No. 9 in the BCS poll. Michigan State has 15 returning starters (7 off, 7 def, 1 spt) including the QB. Michigan State lost its last game.
In 2010, Iowa (Big Ten) was 8-5 (4-4) including a bowl win and scored an average of 28.8 points per game while giving up 17.1 pts/gm (11.7 pt MoV). Last season, Iowa had 4 games decided by 22 points or more (4W, 0L) and 6 games decided by a TD or less (2W, 4L). Iowa finished the season ranked No. 41 by CBS versus the No. 17 SOS and was No. 27 in the AP and No. 30 in the coaches poll. Iowa has 14 returning starters (6 off, 8 def, 0 spt) including the QB. Iowa won its last game.
The Spartans are 18-22-2 versus the Hawkeyes (all in conference) and lost the last 2 games (won 4 of the last 10 games) in a series that began in 1953.
 
Ohio State at Purdue
In 2010, Ohio State (Big Ten) was 12-1 (7-1) including a bowl win and scored an average of 38.8 points per game while giving up 14.3 pts/gm (24.5 pt MoV). Last season, Ohio State had 7 games decided by 22 points or more (7W, 0L) and 2 games decided by a TD or less (2W, 0L). Ohio State finished the season ranked No. 5 by CBS versus the No. 49 SOS and was No. 5 in the AP and No. 5 in the coaches poll. Ohio State was ranked No. 6 in the BCS poll. Ohio State has the distraction of the NCAA investigation and Infractions Committee hearing just before the season starts. OSU also has 5 players and 1 coach suspended for the first 5 games. Ohio State has 15 returning starters (9 off, 6 def, 0 spt) including the QB. Ohio State is on a 6-game winning streak.
In 2010, Purdue (Big Ten) was 4-8 (2-6) and scored an average of 19.6 points per game while giving up 28.8 pts/gm (-9.2 pt MoV). Last season, Purdue had 2 games decided by 22 points or more (0W, 2L) and 2 games decided by a TD or less (1W, 1L). Purdue finished the season ranked No. 88 by CBS versus the No. 25 SOS. Purdue has 12 returning starters (6 off, 5 def, 1 spt) and starts a new QB. Purdue is on a 6-game losing streak.
The Buckeyes are 38-13-2 versus the Boilermakers (all in conference) and won the last game (won 7 of the last 10 games) in a series that began in 1919.
 
Rice at Northwestern
In 2010, Rice (USA) was 4-8 (3-5) and scored an average of 28.6 points per game while giving up 38.5 pts/gm (-9.9 pt MoV). Last season, Rice had 3 games decided by 22 points or more (1W, 2L) and 3 games decided by a TD or less (2W, 1L). Rice finished the season ranked No. 97 by CBS versus the No. 99 SOS. Rice has 17 returning starters (8 off, 8 def, 1 spt) including the QB. Rice won its last 2 games.
In 2010, Northwestern (Big Ten) was 7-6 (3-5) including a bowl loss and scored an average of 26.5 points per game while giving up 28.9 pts/gm (-2.4 pt MoV). Last season, Northwestern had 1 game decided by 22 points or more (1W, 0L) and 7 games decided by a TD or less (5W, 2L). Northwestern finished the season ranked No. 49 by CBS versus the No. 82 SOS. Northwestern has 16 returning starters (8 off, 6 def, 2 spt) and starts a new QB. Northwestern is on a 3-game losing streak.
The Owls are 4-2-0 versus the Wildcats and lost the last 2 games in a series that began in 1967.
 
Maryland at Notre Dame
In 2010, Maryland (Atlantic Coast) was 9-4 (5-3) including a bowl win and scored an average of 32.4 points per game while giving up 22.2 pts/gm (10.2 pt MoV). Last season, Maryland had 4 games decided by 22 points or more (3W, 1L) and 4 games decided by a TD or less (3W, 1L). Maryland finished the season ranked No. 28 by CBS versus the No. 67 SOS and was No. 23 in the AP and No. 24 in the coaches poll. Maryland has a coaching change for 2011. Maryland has 13 returning starters (7 off, 4 def, 2 spt) and starts a new QB. Maryland won its last 2 games.
In 2010,  Notre Dame (Independent) was 8-5 including a bowl win and scored an average of 26.3 points per game while giving up 20.2 pts/gm (6.1 pt MoV). Last season, Notre Dame had 4 games decided by 22 points or more (3W, 1L) and 4 games decided by a TD or less (1W, 3L). Notre Dame finished the season ranked No. 35 by CBS versus the No. 7 SOS and was No. 33 in the AP and No. 36 in the coaches poll. Notre Dame has 17 returning starters (6 off, 9 def, 2 spt) and starts a new QB. Notre Dame is on a 4-game winning streak.
The Terrapins are 0-1-0 versus the Fighting Irish. The only meeting was in 2002.
 



Since: Nov 17, 2007
Posted on: May 13, 2011 4:56 pm
 

2011 B1G Ten Preview -- Week 10

Week 10
 
5-Nov
 
Illinois - <bye>
In 2010, Illinois (Big Ten) was 7-6 (4-4) including a bowl win and scored an average of 32.6 points per game while giving up 23.5 pts/gm (9.1 pt MoV). Last season, Illinois had 4 games decided by 22 points or more (4W, 0L) and 4 games decided by a TD or less (1W, 3L). Illinois finished the season ranked No. 48 by CBS versus the No. 18 SOS. Illinois has 14 returning starters (5 off, 7 def, 2 spt) and starts a new QB. Illinois won its last game.
The Illini do not play.
 
Penn State - <bye>
In 2010, Penn State (Big Ten) was 7-6 (4-4) including a bowl loss and scored an average of 24.6 points per game while giving up 23.7 pts/gm (0.9 pt MoV). Last season, Penn State had 3 games decided by 22 points or more (2W, 1L) and 0 games decided by a TD or less (0W, 0L). Penn State finished the season ranked No. 43 by CBS versus the No. 15 SOS. Penn State has 13 returning starters (7 off, 5 def, 1 spt) and starts a new QB. Penn State lost its last 2 games.
The Nittany Lions do not play.
 
Michigan at Iowa
In 2010, Michigan (Big Ten) was 7-6 (3-5) including a bowl loss and scored an average of 32.7 points per game while giving up 35.2 pts/gm (-2.5 pt MoV). Last season, Michigan had 2 games decided by 22 points or more (1W, 1L) and 4 games decided by a TD or less (4W, 0L). Michigan finished the season ranked No. 46 by CBS versus the No. 14 SOS. Michigan has a coaching change for 2011. Michigan is under NCAA sanctions but the distraction of the investigation is over. Michigan has 15 returning starters (7 off, 8 def, 0 spt) including the QB. Michigan is on a 3-game losing streak.
In 2010, Iowa (Big Ten) was 8-5 (4-4) including a bowl win and scored an average of 28.8 points per game while giving up 17.1 pts/gm (11.7 pt MoV). Last season, Iowa had 4 games decided by 22 points or more (4W, 0L) and 6 games decided by a TD or less (2W, 4L). Iowa finished the season ranked No. 41 by CBS versus the No. 17 SOS and was No. 27 in the AP and No. 30 in the coaches poll. Iowa has 14 returning starters (6 off, 8 def, 0 spt) including the QB. Iowa won its last game.
The Wolverines are 40-12-4 versus the Hawkeyes (all in conference) and lost the last 2 games (won 6 of the last 10 games) in a series that began in 1900.
 
Minnesota at Michigan State
In 2010, Minnesota (Big Ten) was 3-9 (2-6) and scored an average of 23.2 points per game while giving up 33 pts/gm (-9.8 pt MoV). Last season, Minnesota had 2 games decided by 22 points or more (0W, 2L) and 4 games decided by a TD or less (2W, 2L). Minnesota finished the season ranked No. 90 by CBS versus the No. 12 SOS. Minnesota has a coaching change for 2011. Minnesota has 12 returning starters (9 off, 2 def, 1 spt) including the QB. Minnesota won its last 2 games.
In 2010, Michigan State (Big Ten) was 11-2 (7-1) including a bowl loss and scored an average of 29.4 points per game while giving up 22.2 pts/gm (7.2 pt MoV). Last season, Michigan State had 5 games decided by 22 points or more (3W, 2L) and 2 games decided by a TD or less (2W, 0L). Michigan State finished the season ranked No. 15 by CBS versus the No. 36 SOS and was No. 14 in the AP and No. 14 in the coaches poll. Michigan State was ranked No. 9 in the BCS poll. Michigan State has 15 returning starters (7 off, 7 def, 1 spt) including the QB. Michigan State lost its last game.
The Golden Gophers are 17-26-0 versus the Spartans (17-24-0 in conference) and lost the last game (won 6 of the last 10 games) in a series that began in 1950.
 
Northwestern at Nebraska
In 2010, Northwestern (Big Ten) was 7-6 (3-5) including a bowl loss and scored an average of 26.5 points per game while giving up 28.9 pts/gm (-2.4 pt MoV). Last season, Northwestern had 1 game decided by 22 points or more (1W, 0L) and 7 games decided by a TD or less (5W, 2L). Northwestern finished the season ranked No. 49 by CBS versus the No. 82 SOS. Northwestern has 16 returning starters (8 off, 6 def, 2 spt) and starts a new QB. Northwestern is on a 3-game losing streak.
In 2010, Nebraska (Big XII) was 10-4 (6-3) including a bowl loss and scored an average of 30.8 points per game while giving up 17.4 pts/gm (13.4 pt MoV). Last season, Nebraska had 3 games decided by 22 points or more (3W, 0L) and 4 games decided by a TD or less (1W, 3L). Nebraska finished the season ranked No. 17 by CBS versus the No. 33 SOS and was No. 20 in the AP and No. 19 in the coaches poll. Nebraska was ranked No. 18 in the BCS poll. Nebraska has 18 returning starters (8 off, 8 def, 2 spt) including the QB. Nebraska lost its last 2 games.
The Wildcats are 1-3-0 versus the Cornhuskers (none in conference) and lost the last 2 games in a series that began in 1902. The last meeting was in 2000.
 
Indiana at Ohio State
In 2010, Indiana (Big Ten) was 5-7 (1-7) and scored an average of 27.1 points per game while giving up 34 pts/gm (-6.9 pt MoV). Last season, Indiana had 4 games decided by 22 points or more (1W, 3L) and 4 games decided by a TD or less (1W, 3L). Indiana finished the season ranked No. 78 by CBS versus the No. 79 SOS. Indiana has a coaching change for 2011. Indiana has 14 returning starters (8 off, 4 def, 2 spt) including the QB. Indiana won its last game.
In 2010, Ohio State (Big Ten) was 12-1 (7-1) including a bowl win and scored an average of 38.8 points per game while giving up 14.3 pts/gm (24.5 pt MoV). Last season, Ohio State had 7 games decided by 22 points or more (7W, 0L) and 2 games decided by a TD or less (2W, 0L). Ohio State finished the season ranked No. 5 by CBS versus the No. 49 SOS and was No. 5 in the AP and No. 5 in the coaches poll. Ohio State was ranked No. 6 in the BCS poll. Ohio State has the distraction of the NCAA investigation and Infractions Committee hearing just before the season starts. OSU also has 5 players and 1 coach suspended for the first 5 games. Ohio State has 15 returning starters (9 off, 6 def, 0 spt) including the QB. Ohio State is on a 6-game winning streak.
The Hoosiers are 12-67-5 versus the Buckeyes (8-67-4 in conference) and lost the last 16 games in a series that began in 1901.
 
Purdue at Wisconsin
In 2010, Purdue (Big Ten) was 4-8 (2-6) and scored an average of 19.6 points per game while giving up 28.8 pts/gm (-9.2 pt MoV). Last season, Purdue had 2 games decided by 22 points or more (0W, 2L) and 2 games decided by a TD or less (1W, 1L). Purdue finished the season ranked No. 88 by CBS versus the No. 25 SOS. Purdue has 12 returning starters (6 off, 5 def, 1 spt) and starts a new QB. Purdue is on a 6-game losing streak.
In 2010, Wisconsin (Big Ten) was 11-2 (7-1) including a bowl loss and scored an average of 41.4 points per game while giving up 20.6 pts/gm (20.8 pt MoV). Last season, Wisconsin had 2 games decided by 22 points or more (2W, 0L) and 3 games decided by a TD or less (2W, 1L). Wisconsin finished the season ranked No. 6 by CBS versus the No. 46 SOS and was No. 7 in the AP and No. 8 in the coaches poll. Wisconsin was ranked No. 5 in the BCS poll. Wisconsin has 18 returning starters (10 off, 6 def, 2 spt) including the QB. Wisconsin lost its last game.
The Boilermakers are 29-41-8 versus the Badgers (all in conference) and lost the last 5 games (won 3 of the last 10 games) in a series that began in 1892.
 
Notre Dame at Wake Forest
In 2010,  Notre Dame (Independent) was 8-5 including a bowl win and scored an average of 26.3 points per game while giving up 20.2 pts/gm (6.1 pt MoV). Last season, Notre Dame had 4 games decided by 22 points or more (3W, 1L) and 4 games decided by a TD or less (1W, 3L). Notre Dame finished the season ranked No. 35 by CBS versus the No. 7 SOS and was No. 33 in the AP and No. 36 in the coaches poll. Notre Dame has 17 returning starters (6 off, 9 def, 2 spt) and starts a new QB. Notre Dame is on a 4-game winning streak.
In 2010, Wake Forest (Atlantic Coast) was 3-9 (1-7) and scored an average of 22.8 points per game while giving up 35.7 pts/gm (-12.9 pt MoV). Last season, Wake Forest had 6 games decided by 22 points or more (1W, 5L) and 3 games decided by a TD or less (1W, 2L). Wake Forest finished the season ranked No. 96 by CBS versus the No. 44 SOS. Wake Forest has 15 returning starters (6 off, 7 def, 2 spt) and starts a new QB. Wake Forest won its last game.
This is the first meeting between the Fighting Irish and the Demon Deacons.
 



Since: Nov 17, 2007
Posted on: May 13, 2011 4:55 pm
 

2011 B1G Ten Preview -- Week 9

Week 9
 
29-Oct
 
Northwestern at Indiana
In 2010, Northwestern (Big Ten) was 7-6 (3-5) including a bowl loss and scored an average of 26.5 points per game while giving up 28.9 pts/gm (-2.4 pt MoV). Last season, Northwestern had 1 game decided by 22 points or more (1W, 0L) and 7 games decided by a TD or less (5W, 2L). Northwestern finished the season ranked No. 49 by CBS versus the No. 82 SOS. Northwestern has 16 returning starters (8 off, 6 def, 2 spt) and starts a new QB. Northwestern is on a 3-game losing streak.
In 2010, Indiana (Big Ten) was 5-7 (1-7) and scored an average of 27.1 points per game while giving up 34 pts/gm (-6.9 pt MoV). Last season, Indiana had 4 games decided by 22 points or more (1W, 3L) and 4 games decided by a TD or less (1W, 3L). Indiana finished the season ranked No. 78 by CBS versus the No. 79 SOS. Indiana has a coaching change for 2011. Indiana has 14 returning starters (8 off, 4 def, 2 spt) including the QB. Indiana won its last game.
The Wildcats are 44-34-1 versus the Hoosiers (43-34-1 in conference) and won the last 2 games (won 7 of the last 10 games) in a series that began in 1899.
 
Purdue at Michigan
In 2010, Purdue (Big Ten) was 4-8 (2-6) and scored an average of 19.6 points per game while giving up 28.8 pts/gm (-9.2 pt MoV). Last season, Purdue had 2 games decided by 22 points or more (0W, 2L) and 2 games decided by a TD or less (1W, 1L). Purdue finished the season ranked No. 88 by CBS versus the No. 25 SOS. Purdue has 12 returning starters (6 off, 5 def, 1 spt) and starts a new QB. Purdue is on a 6-game losing streak.
In 2010, Michigan (Big Ten) was 7-6 (3-5) including a bowl loss and scored an average of 32.7 points per game while giving up 35.2 pts/gm (-2.5 pt MoV). Last season, Michigan had 2 games decided by 22 points or more (1W, 1L) and 4 games decided by a TD or less (4W, 0L). Michigan finished the season ranked No. 46 by CBS versus the No. 14 SOS. Michigan has a coaching change for 2011. Michigan is under NCAA sanctions but the distraction of the investigation is over. Michigan has 15 returning starters (7 off, 8 def, 0 spt) including the QB. Michigan is on a 3-game losing streak.
The Boilermakers are 14-42-0 versus the Wolverines (13-39-0 in conference) and lost the last game (won 3 of the last 10 games) in a series that began in 1890.
 
Iowa at Minnesota
In 2010, Iowa (Big Ten) was 8-5 (4-4) including a bowl win and scored an average of 28.8 points per game while giving up 17.1 pts/gm (11.7 pt MoV). Last season, Iowa had 4 games decided by 22 points or more (4W, 0L) and 6 games decided by a TD or less (2W, 4L). Iowa finished the season ranked No. 41 by CBS versus the No. 17 SOS and was No. 27 in the AP and No. 30 in the coaches poll. Iowa has 14 returning starters (6 off, 8 def, 0 spt) including the QB. Iowa won its last game.
In 2010, Minnesota (Big Ten) was 3-9 (2-6) and scored an average of 23.2 points per game while giving up 33 pts/gm (-9.8 pt MoV). Last season, Minnesota had 2 games decided by 22 points or more (0W, 2L) and 4 games decided by a TD or less (2W, 2L). Minnesota finished the season ranked No. 90 by CBS versus the No. 12 SOS. Minnesota has a coaching change for 2011. Minnesota has 12 returning starters (9 off, 2 def, 1 spt) including the QB. Minnesota won its last 2 games.
The Hawkeyes are 42-60-2 versus the Golden Gophers (42-58-2 in conference) and lost the last game (won 8 of the last 10 games) in a series that began in 1891.
 
Michigan State at Nebraska
In 2010, Michigan State (Big Ten) was 11-2 (7-1) including a bowl loss and scored an average of 29.4 points per game while giving up 22.2 pts/gm (7.2 pt MoV). Last season, Michigan State had 5 games decided by 22 points or more (3W, 2L) and 2 games decided by a TD or less (2W, 0L). Michigan State finished the season ranked No. 15 by CBS versus the No. 36 SOS and was No. 14 in the AP and No. 14 in the coaches poll. Michigan State was ranked No. 9 in the BCS poll. Michigan State has 15 returning starters (7 off, 7 def, 1 spt) including the QB. Michigan State lost its last game.
In 2010, Nebraska (Big XII) was 10-4 (6-3) including a bowl loss and scored an average of 30.8 points per game while giving up 17.4 pts/gm (13.4 pt MoV). Last season, Nebraska had 3 games decided by 22 points or more (3W, 0L) and 4 games decided by a TD or less (1W, 3L). Nebraska finished the season ranked No. 17 by CBS versus the No. 33 SOS and was No. 20 in the AP and No. 19 in the coaches poll. Nebraska was ranked No. 18 in the BCS poll. Nebraska has 18 returning starters (8 off, 8 def, 2 spt) including the QB. Nebraska lost its last 2 games.
The Spartans are 0-5-0 versus the Cornhuskers (none in conference) in a series that began in 1914. The last meeting was in 2003.
 
Wisconsin at Ohio State
In 2010, Wisconsin (Big Ten) was 11-2 (7-1) including a bowl loss and scored an average of 41.4 points per game while giving up 20.6 pts/gm (20.8 pt MoV). Last season, Wisconsin had 2 games decided by 22 points or more (2W, 0L) and 3 games decided by a TD or less (2W, 1L). Wisconsin finished the season ranked No. 6 by CBS versus the No. 46 SOS and was No. 7 in the AP and No. 8 in the coaches poll. Wisconsin was ranked No. 5 in the BCS poll. Wisconsin has 18 returning starters (10 off, 6 def, 2 spt) including the QB. Wisconsin lost its last game.
In 2010, Ohio State (Big Ten) was 12-1 (7-1) including a bowl win and scored an average of 38.8 points per game while giving up 14.3 pts/gm (24.5 pt MoV). Last season, Ohio State had 7 games decided by 22 points or more (7W, 0L) and 2 games decided by a TD or less (2W, 0L). Ohio State finished the season ranked No. 5 by CBS versus the No. 49 SOS and was No. 5 in the AP and No. 5 in the coaches poll. Ohio State was ranked No. 6 in the BCS poll. Ohio State has the distraction of the NCAA investigation and Infractions Committee hearing just before the season starts. OSU also has 5 players and 1 coach suspended for the first 5 games. Ohio State has 15 returning starters (9 off, 6 def, 0 spt) including the QB. Ohio State is on a 6-game winning streak.
The Badgers are 18-53-5 versus the Buckeyes (all in conference) and won the last game (won 5 of the last 10 games) in a series that began in 1913.
 
Illinois at Penn State
In 2010, Illinois (Big Ten) was 7-6 (4-4) including a bowl win and scored an average of 32.6 points per game while giving up 23.5 pts/gm (9.1 pt MoV). Last season, Illinois had 4 games decided by 22 points or more (4W, 0L) and 4 games decided by a TD or less (1W, 3L). Illinois finished the season ranked No. 48 by CBS versus the No. 18 SOS. Illinois has 14 returning starters (5 off, 7 def, 2 spt) and starts a new QB. Illinois won its last game.
In 2010, Penn State (Big Ten) was 7-6 (4-4) including a bowl loss and scored an average of 24.6 points per game while giving up 23.7 pts/gm (0.9 pt MoV). Last season, Penn State had 3 games decided by 22 points or more (2W, 1L) and 0 games decided by a TD or less (0W, 0L). Penn State finished the season ranked No. 43 by CBS versus the No. 15 SOS. Penn State has 13 returning starters (7 off, 5 def, 1 spt) and starts a new QB. Penn State lost its last 2 games.
The Illini are 4-14-0 versus the Nittany Lions (3-11-0 in conference) and won the last game (won 3 of the last 10 games) in a series that began in 1954.
 
Navy at Notre Dame
In 2010, Navy (Independent) was 9-4 including a bowl loss and scored an average of 29.7 points per game while giving up 23.3 pts/gm (6.4 pt MoV). Last season, Navy had 1 game decided by 22 points or more (1W, 0L) and 6 games decided by a TD or less (4W, 2L). Navy finished the season ranked No. 34 by CBS versus the No. 83 SOS and was No. 36 in the AP. Navy has 15 returning starters (8 off, 5 def, 2 spt) including the QB. Navy lost its last game.
In 2010,  Notre Dame (Independent) was 8-5 including a bowl win and scored an average of 26.3 points per game while giving up 20.2 pts/gm (6.1 pt MoV). Last season, Notre Dame had 4 games decided by 22 points or more (3W, 1L) and 4 games decided by a TD or less (1W, 3L). Notre Dame finished the season ranked No. 35 by CBS versus the No. 7 SOS and was No. 33 in the AP and No. 36 in the coaches poll. Notre Dame has 17 returning starters (6 off, 9 def, 2 spt) and starts a new QB. Notre Dame is on a 4-game winning streak.
The Midshipmen are 12-71-1 versus the Fighting Irish and won the last 2 games (won 3 of the last 10 games) in a series that began in 1927.
 



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2011 B1G Ten Preview -- Week 8

Week 8
 
22-Oct
 
Michigan - <bye>
In 2010, Michigan (Big Ten) was 7-6 (3-5) including a bowl loss and scored an average of 32.7 points per game while giving up 35.2 pts/gm (-2.5 pt MoV). Last season, Michigan had 2 games decided by 22 points or more (1W, 1L) and 4 games decided by a TD or less (4W, 0L). Michigan finished the season ranked No. 46 by CBS versus the No. 14 SOS. Michigan has a coaching change for 2011. Michigan is under NCAA sanctions but the distraction of the investigation is over. Michigan has 15 returning starters (7 off, 8 def, 0 spt) including the QB. Michigan is on a 3-game losing streak.
The Wolverines do not play.
 
Ohio State - <bye>
In 2010, Ohio State (Big Ten) was 12-1 (7-1) including a bowl win and scored an average of 38.8 points per game while giving up 14.3 pts/gm (24.5 pt MoV). Last season, Ohio State had 7 games decided by 22 points or more (7W, 0L) and 2 games decided by a TD or less (2W, 0L). Ohio State finished the season ranked No. 5 by CBS versus the No. 49 SOS and was No. 5 in the AP and No. 5 in the coaches poll. Ohio State was ranked No. 6 in the BCS poll. Ohio State has the distraction of the NCAA investigation and Infractions Committee hearing just before the season starts. OSU also has 5 players and 1 coach suspended for the first 5 games. Ohio State has 15 returning starters (9 off, 6 def, 0 spt) including the QB. Ohio State is on a 6-game winning streak.
The Buckeyes do not play.
 
Indiana at Iowa
In 2010, Indiana (Big Ten) was 5-7 (1-7) and scored an average of 27.1 points per game while giving up 34 pts/gm (-6.9 pt MoV). Last season, Indiana had 4 games decided by 22 points or more (1W, 3L) and 4 games decided by a TD or less (1W, 3L). Indiana finished the season ranked No. 78 by CBS versus the No. 79 SOS. Indiana has a coaching change for 2011. Indiana has 14 returning starters (8 off, 4 def, 2 spt) including the QB. Indiana won its last game.
In 2010, Iowa (Big Ten) was 8-5 (4-4) including a bowl win and scored an average of 28.8 points per game while giving up 17.1 pts/gm (11.7 pt MoV). Last season, Iowa had 4 games decided by 22 points or more (4W, 0L) and 6 games decided by a TD or less (2W, 4L). Iowa finished the season ranked No. 41 by CBS versus the No. 17 SOS and was No. 27 in the AP and No. 30 in the coaches poll. Iowa has 14 returning starters (6 off, 8 def, 0 spt) including the QB. Iowa won its last game.
The Hoosiers are 27-41-4 versus the Hawkeyes (all in conference) and lost the last 3 games (won 4 of the last 10 games) in a series that began in 1912.
 
Wisconsin at Michigan State
In 2010, Wisconsin (Big Ten) was 11-2 (7-1) including a bowl loss and scored an average of 41.4 points per game while giving up 20.6 pts/gm (20.8 pt MoV). Last season, Wisconsin had 2 games decided by 22 points or more (2W, 0L) and 3 games decided by a TD or less (2W, 1L). Wisconsin finished the season ranked No. 6 by CBS versus the No. 46 SOS and was No. 7 in the AP and No. 8 in the coaches poll. Wisconsin was ranked No. 5 in the BCS poll. Wisconsin has 18 returning starters (10 off, 6 def, 2 spt) including the QB. Wisconsin lost its last game.
In 2010, Michigan State (Big Ten) was 11-2 (7-1) including a bowl loss and scored an average of 29.4 points per game while giving up 22.2 pts/gm (7.2 pt MoV). Last season, Michigan State had 5 games decided by 22 points or more (3W, 2L) and 2 games decided by a TD or less (2W, 0L). Michigan State finished the season ranked No. 15 by CBS versus the No. 36 SOS and was No. 14 in the AP and No. 14 in the coaches poll. Michigan State was ranked No. 9 in the BCS poll. Michigan State has 15 returning starters (7 off, 7 def, 1 spt) including the QB. Michigan State lost its last game.
The Badgers are 21-28-0 versus the Spartans (17-27-2 in conference) and lost the last game (won 6 of the last 10 games) in a series that began in 1913.
 
Penn State at Northwestern
In 2010, Penn State (Big Ten) was 7-6 (4-4) including a bowl loss and scored an average of 24.6 points per game while giving up 23.7 pts/gm (0.9 pt MoV). Last season, Penn State had 3 games decided by 22 points or more (2W, 1L) and 0 games decided by a TD or less (0W, 0L). Penn State finished the season ranked No. 43 by CBS versus the No. 15 SOS. Penn State has 13 returning starters (7 off, 5 def, 1 spt) and starts a new QB. Penn State lost its last 2 games.
In 2010, Northwestern (Big Ten) was 7-6 (3-5) including a bowl loss and scored an average of 26.5 points per game while giving up 28.9 pts/gm (-2.4 pt MoV). Last season, Northwestern had 1 game decided by 22 points or more (1W, 0L) and 7 games decided by a TD or less (5W, 2L). Northwestern finished the season ranked No. 49 by CBS versus the No. 82 SOS. Northwestern has 16 returning starters (8 off, 6 def, 2 spt) and starts a new QB. Northwestern is on a 3-game losing streak.
The Nittany Lions are 11-3-0 versus the Wildcats (all in conference) and won the last 4 games (won 8 of the last 10 games) in a series that began in 1993.
 
Nebraska at Minnesota
In 2010, Nebraska (Big XII) was 10-4 (6-3) including a bowl loss and scored an average of 30.8 points per game while giving up 17.4 pts/gm (13.4 pt MoV). Last season, Nebraska had 3 games decided by 22 points or more (3W, 0L) and 4 games decided by a TD or less (1W, 3L). Nebraska finished the season ranked No. 17 by CBS versus the No. 33 SOS and was No. 20 in the AP and No. 19 in the coaches poll. Nebraska was ranked No. 18 in the BCS poll. Nebraska has 18 returning starters (8 off, 8 def, 2 spt) including the QB. Nebraska lost its last 2 games.
In 2010, Minnesota (Big Ten) was 3-9 (2-6) and scored an average of 23.2 points per game while giving up 33 pts/gm (-9.8 pt MoV). Last season, Minnesota had 2 games decided by 22 points or more (0W, 2L) and 4 games decided by a TD or less (2W, 2L). Minnesota finished the season ranked No. 90 by CBS versus the No. 12 SOS. Minnesota has a coaching change for 2011. Minnesota has 12 returning starters (9 off, 2 def, 1 spt) including the QB. Minnesota won its last 2 games.
The Cornhuskers are 20-29-2 versus the Golden Gophers (none in conference) and won the last 14 games in a series that began in 1900. The last meeting was in 1990.
 
Illinois at Purdue
In 2010, Illinois (Big Ten) was 7-6 (4-4) including a bowl win and scored an average of 32.6 points per game while giving up 23.5 pts/gm (9.1 pt MoV). Last season, Illinois had 4 games decided by 22 points or more (4W, 0L) and 4 games decided by a TD or less (1W, 3L). Illinois finished the season ranked No. 48 by CBS versus the No. 18 SOS. Illinois has 14 returning starters (5 off, 7 def, 2 spt) and starts a new QB. Illinois won its last game.
In 2010, Purdue (Big Ten) was 4-8 (2-6) and scored an average of 19.6 points per game while giving up 28.8 pts/gm (-9.2 pt MoV). Last season, Purdue had 2 games decided by 22 points or more (0W, 2L) and 2 games decided by a TD or less (1W, 1L). Purdue finished the season ranked No. 88 by CBS versus the No. 25 SOS. Purdue has 12 returning starters (6 off, 5 def, 1 spt) and starts a new QB. Purdue is on a 6-game losing streak.
The Illini are 42-38-6 versus the Boilermakers (42-33-6 in conference) and won the last game (won 3 of the last 10 games) in a series that began in 1890.
 
Southern California at Notre Dame
In 2010, Southern California (Pacific 12) was 8-5 (5-4) and scored an average of 31 points per game while giving up 26.7 pts/gm (4.3 pt MoV). Last season, Southern California had 3 games decided by 22 points or more (2W, 1L) and 5 games decided by a TD or less (3W, 2L). Southern California finished the season ranked No. 37 by CBS versus the No. 60 SOS. Southern California is under NCAA sanctions. Southern California has 12 returning starters (5 off, 6 def, 1 spt) including the QB. Southern California won its last game.
In 2010,  Notre Dame (Independent) was 8-5 including a bowl win and scored an average of 26.3 points per game while giving up 20.2 pts/gm (6.1 pt MoV). Last season, Notre Dame had 4 games decided by 22 points or more (3W, 1L) and 4 games decided by a TD or less (1W, 3L). Notre Dame finished the season ranked No. 35 by CBS versus the No. 7 SOS and was No. 33 in the AP and No. 36 in the coaches poll. Notre Dame has 17 returning starters (6 off, 9 def, 2 spt) and starts a new QB. Notre Dame is on a 4-game winning streak.
The Trojans are 34-43-5 versus the Fighting Irish and lost the last game (won 8 of the last 10 games) in a series that began in 1926.
 


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