2020 ScheduleAll times ET

2020 Schedule
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Takeaways from Big Ten schedule release (2:08)
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Jeff Hanisch/USA TODAY Sports
1dAdam Rittenberg

Big Ten to start Sept. 3; Michigan-OSU on Oct. 24

The Big Ten football schedule has two bye weeks built in for each team, with the regular season ending Nov. 21 and the conference title game on Dec. 5. There is ample flexibility to account for games that need to be rescheduled.

Are conference-only games the right call for the Big Ten? (2:31)
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Jeff Hanisch/USA TODAY Sports
28dHeather Dinich and Mark Schlabach

Big Ten going to conference-only slate this fall

Big Ten athletic directors and presidents have decided on moving to a conference-only model for all fall sports, including football.

Big Ten preview: Can anybody challenge Ohio State? (2:02)
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Patrick S Blood/Icon Sportswire
76dAdam Rittenberg

Sources: Big Ten leaves return date to schools

As Illinois announced detailed plans for its athletes to return for voluntary activities in mid-June, sources told ESPN that the Big Ten is leaving that decision up to the conference's individual universities.

If Big Ten football did a Zoom call (1:23)
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Quinn Harris/Getty Images
198dBill Connelly

College football's 100 best games of 2019: 80-61

In this second installment, we're focusing on the most exciting upsets and near upsets of the year, from Georgia State's shocking win over Tennessee to Notre Dame's escape against Virginia Tech.

Keith Gillett/Icon Sportswire
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Veteran Illinois assistant Byrd leaves program

Illinois defensive passing game coordinator and safeties coach Gill Byrd said Friday he is leaving the program because of an unspecified illness in his family.

Peters lobs to Barker for a 5-yard Illinois TD (0:30)
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William Weinbaum ESPN 

Northwestern has had two one-win conference seasons in Pat Fitzgerald's 14 years as head coach. In both, the win came at Illinois in the season finale: 37-34 on 11/30/13 and 29-10 on 11/30/19. The Wildcats have won the last five Land of Lincoln trophy matchups (their longest win streak in the series) & are 10-4 vs. the Illini under Fitzgerald.

Iowa QB avoids sack, completes 40-yard pass (0:32)
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Illinois runs play-action pass to perfection (0:35)
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Goodson punches in Iowa TD (0:27)
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Team Stats

Passing Yards185.3105th
Rushing Yards144.2Tied-87th
Points For26.7183rd
Points Against25.478th