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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: May 13, 2011 4:52 pm
 

2011 B1G Ten Preview -- Week 7

Week 7
 
15-Oct
 
Minnesota - <bye>
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 Golden Gophers do not play.
 
Nebraska - <bye>
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 Cornhuskers do not play.
 
Notre Dame - <bye>
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 Fighting Irish do not play.
 
Ohio State at Illinois
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, 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 Buckeyes are 63-30-4 versus the Illini (63-29-3 in conference) and won the last 3 games (won 7 of the last 10 games) in a series that began in 1902.
 
Northwestern at Iowa
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, 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 Wildcats are 23-46-3 versus the Hawkeyes (23-45-3 in conference) and won the last 3 games (won 6 of the last 10 games) in a series that began in 1897.
 
Michigan at Michigan State
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, 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 Wolverines are 67-31-5 versus the Spartans (34-22-2 in conference) and lost the last 3 games (won 6 of the last 10 games) in a series that began in 1898.
 
Purdue at Penn State
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, 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 Boilermakers are 3-10-1 versus the Nittany Lions (2-10-0 in conference) and lost the last 4 games (won 2 of the last 10 games) in a series that began in 1951. The last meeting was in 2008.
 
Indiana at Wisconsin
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, 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 Hoosiers are 18-37-2 versus the Badgers (all in conference) and lost the last 6 games (won 2 of the last 10 games) in a series that began in 1907.
 




Since: Nov 17, 2007
Posted on: May 13, 2011 4:51 pm
 

2011 B1G Ten Preview -- Week 6

Week 6
 
8-Oct
 
Michigan State - <bye>
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 Spartans do not play.
 
Wisconsin - <bye>
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 Badgers do not play.
 
Ohio State at Nebraska
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, 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 Buckeyes are 2-0-0 versus the Cornhuskers (none in conference) in a series that began in 1955. The last meeting was in 1956.
 
Iowa at Penn State
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, 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 Hawkeyes are 12-11-0 versus the Nittany Lions (9-5-0 in conference) and won the last 3 games (won 8 of the last 10 games) in a series that began in 1930.
 
Minnesota at Purdue
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, 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 Golden Gophers are 33-31-3 versus the Boilermakers (32-30-3 in conference) and lost the last game (won 3 of the last 10 games) in a series that began in 1894.
 
Illinois at Indiana
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, 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 Illini are 44-21-2 versus the Hoosiers (44-20-2 in conference) and won the last game (won 6 of the last 10 games) in a series that began in 1899.
 
Michigan at Northwestern
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, 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 Wolverines are 52-15-2 versus the Wildcats (51-14-2 in conference) and lost the last game (won 8 of the last 10 games) in a series that began in 1892. The last meeting was in 2008.
 
Air Force at Notre Dame
In 2010, Air Force (Mountain West) was 9-4 (5-3) including a bowl win and scored an average of 30.8 points per game while giving up 21.1 pts/gm (9.7 pt MoV). Last season, Air Force had 4 games decided by 22 points or more (3W, 1L) and 5 games decided by a TD or less (2W, 3L). Air Force finished the season ranked No. 27 by CBS versus the No. 55 SOS and was No. 35 in the AP and No. 34 in the coaches poll. Air Force has 12 returning starters (5 off, 6 def, 1 spt) including the QB. Air Force is on a 4-game winning streak.
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 Falcons are 6-22-0 versus the Fighting Irish and won the last game in a series that began in 1964. The last meeting was in 2007.
 



Since: Nov 17, 2007
Posted on: May 13, 2011 4:50 pm
 

2011 B1G Ten Preview -- Week 5

Week 5
 
1-Oct
 
Iowa - <bye>
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 Hawkeyes do not play.
 
Northwestern at Illinois
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, 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 Wildcats are 46-53-5 versus the Illini (all in conference) and lost the last game (won 6 of the last 10 games) in a series that began in 1892.
 
Michigan State at Ohio State
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, 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 Spartans are 12-27-0 versus the Buckeyes (10-27-0 in conference) and lost the last 7 games (won 2 of the last 10 games) in a series that began in 1912. The last meeting was in 2008.
 
Nebraska at Wisconsin
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, 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 Cornhuskers are 3-2-0 versus the Badgers (none in conference) and lost the last game in a series that began in 1901. The last meeting was in 1974.
 
Penn State at Indiana
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, 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 Nittany Lions are 14-0-0 versus the Hoosiers (all in conference) in a series that began in 1993.
 
Minnesota at Michigan
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 (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 Golden Gophers are 24-70-3 versus the Wolverines (22-67-3 in conference) and lost the last 3 games (won 1 of the last 10 games) in a series that began in 1892. The last meeting was in 2008.
 
Notre Dame at Purdue
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, 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 Fighting Irish are 52-26-2 versus the Boilermakers and won the last 3 games (won 7 of the last 10 games) in a series that began in 1896.
 



Since: Nov 17, 2007
Posted on: May 13, 2011 4:49 pm
 

2011 B1G Ten Preview -- Week 4

Week 4
 
24-Sep
 
Northwestern - <bye>
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 Wildcats do not play.
 
Purdue - <bye>
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 Boilermakers do not play.
 
Western Michigan at Illinois
In 2010, Western Michigan (MidAmerican) was 6-6 (5-3) and scored an average of 32.4 points per game while giving up 23.9 pts/gm (8.5 pt MoV). Last season, Western Michigan had 6 games decided by 22 points or more (4W, 2L) and 2 games decided by a TD or less (0W, 2L). Western Michigan finished the season ranked No. 82 by CBS versus the No. 110 SOS. Western Michigan has 16 returning starters (7 off, 7 def, 2 spt) and starts a new QB. Western Michigan is on a 3-game winning 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 Broncos are 1-2-0 versus the Illini and won the last game in a series that began in 1947. The last meeting was in 2008.
 
Louisiana-Monroe at Iowa
In 2010, Louisiana-Monroe (Sun Belt) was 5-7 (4-4) and scored an average of 20.8 points per game while giving up 32.4 pts/gm (-11.6 pt MoV). Last season, Louisiana-Monroe had 4 games decided by 22 points or more (0W, 4L) and 4 games decided by a TD or less (3W, 1L). Louisiana-Monroe finished the season ranked No. 99 by CBS versus the No. 81 SOS. Louisiana-Monroe has 11 returning starters (6 off, 4 def, 1 spt) including the QB. Louisiana-Monroe 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.
This is the first meeting between the Warhawks and the Hawkeyes.
 
San Diego State at Michigan
In 2010, San Diego State (Mountain West) was 9-4 (5-3) including a bowl win and scored an average of 35 points per game while giving up 22 pts/gm (13 pt MoV). Last season, San Diego State had 2 games decided by 22 points or more (2W, 0L) and 6 games decided by a TD or less (2W, 4L). San Diego State finished the season ranked No. 32 by CBS versus the No. 76 SOS and was No. 28 in the AP and No. 28 in the coaches poll. San Diego State has a coaching change for 2011. San Diego State has 16 returning starters (9 off, 6 def, 1 spt) including the QB. San Diego State won 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 Aztecs are 0-1-0 versus the Wolverines. The only meeting was in 2004.
 
Central Michigan at Michigan State
In 2010, Central Michigan (MidAmerican) was 3-9 (2-6) and scored an average of 24.4 points per game while giving up 26.1 pts/gm (-1.7 pt MoV). Last season, Central Michigan had 4 games decided by 22 points or more (2W, 2L) and 6 games decided by a TD or less (1W, 5L). Central Michigan finished the season ranked No. 106 by CBS versus the No. 75 SOS. Central Michigan has 13 returning starters (7 off, 5 def, 1 spt) and starts a new QB. Central Michigan lost 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 Chippewas are 3-4-0 versus the Spartans and won the last game in a series that began in 1991. The last meeting was in 2009.
 
North Dakota State at Minnesota
In 2010, North Dakota State (I-AA) was 9-5 (4-4) and scored an average of 25.4 points per game while giving up 18.2 pts/gm (7.2 pt MoV). Last season, North Dakota State had 3 games decided by 22 points or more (3W, 0L) and 6 games decided by a TD or less (3W, 3L). North Dakota State 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 Bison are 1-6-0 versus the Golden Gophers and won the last game in a series that began in 1903. The last meeting was in 2007.
 
Indiana at North Texas
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, North Texas (Sun Belt) was 3-9 (3-5) and scored an average of 24 points per game while giving up 29.7 pts/gm (-5.7 pt MoV). Last season, North Texas had 4 games decided by 22 points or more (1W, 3L) and 6 games decided by a TD or less (2W, 4L). North Texas finished the season ranked No. 109 by CBS versus the No. 118 SOS. North Texas has a coaching change for 2011. North Texas has 19 returning starters (10 off, 8 def, 1 spt) including the QB. North Texas lost its last 2 games.
This is the first meeting between the Hoosiers and the Mean Green.
 
Colorado at Ohio State
In 2010, Colorado (Big XII) was 5-7 (2-6) and scored an average of 24.2 points per game while giving up 30.8 pts/gm (-6.6 pt MoV). Last season, Colorado had 3 games decided by 22 points or more (0W, 3L) and 4 games decided by a TD or less (1W, 3L). Colorado finished the season ranked No. 75 by CBS versus the No. 42 SOS. Colorado has a coaching change for 2011. Colorado has 16 returning starters (8 off, 7 def, 1 spt) including the QB. Colorado 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 Buffaloes are 1-3-0 versus the Buckeyes and lost the last 3 games in a series that began in 1971. The last meeting was in 1986.
 
Eastern Michigan at Penn State
In 2010, Eastern Michigan (MidAmerican) was 2-10 (2-6) and scored an average of 19 points per game while giving up 44 pts/gm (-25 pt MoV). Last season, Eastern Michigan had 5 games decided by 22 points or more (0W, 5L) and 4 games decided by a TD or less (2W, 2L). Eastern Michigan finished the season ranked No. 110 by CBS versus the No. 102 SOS. Eastern Michigan has 16 returning starters (8 off, 7 def, 1 spt) including the QB. Eastern Michigan lost 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 Eagles are 0-1-0 versus the Nittany Lions. The only meeting was in 1992.
 
South Dakota at Wisconsin
In 2010, South Dakota (I-AA) was 4-7 (1-3) and scored an average of 23.4 points per game while giving up 25.5 pts/gm (-2.1 pt MoV). Last season, South Dakota had 4 games decided by 22 points or more (2W, 2L) and 4 games decided by a TD or less (1W, 3L). South Dakota 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 Coyotes are 0-1-0 versus the Badgers. The only meeting was in 1975.
 
Nebraska at Wyoming
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, Wyoming (Mountain West) was 3-9 (1-7) and scored an average of 19.3 points per game while giving up 30.3 pts/gm (-11 pt MoV). Last season, Wyoming had 6 games decided by 22 points or more (1W, 5L) and 4 games decided by a TD or less (1W, 3L). Wyoming finished the season ranked No. 103 by CBS versus the No. 54 SOS. Wyoming has 17 returning starters (8 off, 7 def, 2 spt) including the QB. Wyoming won its last game.
The Cornhuskers are 5-0-0 versus the Cowboys in a series that began in 1934. The last meeting was in 1994.
 
Notre Dame at Pittsburgh
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, Pittsburgh (Big East) was 8-5 (5-2) including a bowl win and scored an average of 30.2 points per game while giving up 19 pts/gm (11.2 pt MoV). Last season, Pittsburgh had 5 games decided by 22 points or more (4W, 1L) and 4 games decided by a TD or less (1W, 3L). Pittsburgh finished the season ranked No. 42 by CBS versus the No. 52 SOS. Pittsburgh has a coaching change for 2011. Pittsburgh has 12 returning starters (4 off, 6 def, 2 spt) and starts a new QB. Pittsburgh won its last 2 games.
The Fighting Irish are 45-20-1 versus the Panthers and won the last game (won 6 of the last 10 games) in a series that began in 1909.
 



Since: Nov 17, 2007
Posted on: May 13, 2011 4:48 pm
 

2011 B1G Ten Preview -- Week 3

Week 3
 
17-Sep
 
Northwestern at Army
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, 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 Wildcats are 3-1-0 versus the Black Knights and lost the last game in a series that began in 1951. The last meeting was in 1988.
 
Arizona State at Illinois
In 2010, Arizona State (Pacific 12) was 6-6 (4-5) and scored an average of 32.2 points per game while giving up 25.1 pts/gm (7.1 pt MoV). Last season, Arizona State had 3 games decided by 22 points or more (2W, 1L) and 5 games decided by a TD or less (1W, 4L). Arizona State finished the season ranked No. 66 by CBS versus the No. 29 SOS. Arkansas State has a coaching change for 2011. Arizona State has 10 returning starters (4 off, 4 def, 2 spt) and starts a new QB. Arizona State won its last 2 games.
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 Sun Devils are 2-0-0 versus the Illini in a series that began in 1987. The last meeting was in 1998.
 
South Carolina State at Indiana
In 2010, South Carolina State (I-AA) was 9-3 (7-1) and scored an average of 30.5 points per game while giving up 15.3 pts/gm (15.2 pt MoV). Last season, South Carolina State had 6 games decided by 22 points or more (5W, 1L) and 1 game decided by a TD or less (1W, 0L). South Carolina State lost its last game.
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.
This is the first meeting between the Bulldogs and the Hoosiers.
 
Pittsburgh at Iowa
In 2010, Pittsburgh (Big East) was 8-5 (5-2) including a bowl win and scored an average of 30.2 points per game while giving up 19 pts/gm (11.2 pt MoV). Last season, Pittsburgh had 5 games decided by 22 points or more (4W, 1L) and 4 games decided by a TD or less (1W, 3L). Pittsburgh finished the season ranked No. 42 by CBS versus the No. 52 SOS. Pittsburgh has a coaching change for 2011. Pittsburgh has 12 returning starters (4 off, 6 def, 2 spt) and starts a new QB. Pittsburgh won its last 2 games.
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 Panthers are 3-1-0 versus the Hawkeyes and won the last 2 games in a series that began in 1931. The last meeting was in 2008.
 
Ohio State at Miami (FL)
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, Miami (FL) (Atlantic Coast) was 7-6 (5-3) including a bowl loss and scored an average of 26.3 points per game while giving up 20.7 pts/gm (5.6 pt MoV). Last season, Miami (FL) had 5 games decided by 22 points or more (4W, 1L) and 2 games decided by a TD or less (1W, 1L). Miami has a coaching change for 2011. Miami has 16 returning starters (6 off, 8 def, 2 spt) including the QB. Miami (FL) is on a 3-game losing streak.
The Buckeyes are 3-1-0 versus the Hurricanes and won the last 2 games in a series that began in 1977.
 
Eastern Michigan at Michigan
In 2010, Eastern Michigan (MidAmerican) was 2-10 (2-6) and scored an average of 19 points per game while giving up 44 pts/gm (-25 pt MoV). Last season, Eastern Michigan had 5 games decided by 22 points or more (0W, 5L) and 4 games decided by a TD or less (2W, 2L). Eastern Michigan finished the season ranked No. 110 by CBS versus the No. 102 SOS. Eastern Michigan has 16 returning starters (8 off, 7 def, 1 spt) including the QB. Eastern Michigan lost its last game.
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 Eagles are 0-9-0 versus the Wolverines in a series that began in 1896. The last meeting was in 2009.
 
Miami (OH) at Minnesota
In 2010, Miami (OH) (MidAmerican) was 10-4 (8-1) including a bowl win and scored an average of 21.6 points per game while giving up 23.2 pts/gm (-1.6 pt MoV). Last season, Miami (OH) had 3 games decided by 22 points or more (0W, 3L) and 6 games decided by a TD or less (6W, 0L). Miami has a coaching change for 2011 (former MSU asst. Treadwell). Miami has 20 returning starters (10 off, 9 def, 1 spt) including the QB. Miami (OH) is on a 6-game winning streak.
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 Redhawks are 0-2-0 versus the Golden Gophers in a series that began in 1988. The last meeting was in 2007.
 
Washington at Nebraska
In 2010, Washington (Pacific 12) was 7-6 (5-4) including a bowl win and scored an average of 22 points per game while giving up 29.3 pts/gm (-7.3 pt MoV). Last season, Washington had 4 games decided by 22 points or more (0W, 4L) and 4 games decided by a TD or less (3W, 1L). Washington finished the season ranked No. 53 by CBS versus the No. 30 SOS and No. 37 in the coaches poll. Washington has 20 returning starters (10 off, 8 def, 2 spt) including the QB. Washington is on a 4-game winning 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 Huskies are 4-4-1 versus the Cornhuskers and won the last game in a series that began in 1925.
 
Michigan State at Notre Dame
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, 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 Spartans are 28-45-1 versus the Fighting Irish and won the last game (won 6 of the last 10 games) in a series that began in 1897.
 
Southeast Missouri State at Purdue
In 2010, Southeast Missouri State (I-AA) was 9-3 (7-1) and scored an average of 26.9 points per game while giving up 21.5 pts/gm (5.4 pt MoV). Last season, Southeast Missouri State had 1 game decided by 22 points or more (1W, 0L) and 5 games decided by a TD or less (4W, 1L). Southeast Missouri State lost its last 2 games.
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.
This is the first meeting between the Indians and the Boilermakers.
 
Penn State at Temple
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, Temple (MidAmerican) was 8-4 (5-3) and scored an average of 25 points per game while giving up 19.2 pts/gm (5.8 pt MoV). Last season, Temple had 2 games decided by 22 points or more (2W, 0L) and 4 games decided by a TD or less (4W, 0L). Temple finished the season ranked No. 55 by CBS versus the No. 104 SOS. Temple has a coaching change for 2011. Temple has 18 returning starters (9 off, 8 def, 1 spt) including the QB. Temple lost its last 2 games.
The Nittany Lions are 36-3-1 versus the Owls and won the last 28 games in a series that began in 1931.
 
Northern Illinois vs. Wisconsin
In 2010, Northern Illinois (MidAmerican) was 11-3 (8-1) including a bowl win and scored an average of 38.1 points per game while giving up 19 pts/gm (19.1 pt MoV). Last season, Northern Illinois had 6 games decided by 22 points or more (6W, 0L) and 4 games decided by a TD or less (2W, 2L). Northern Illinois finished the season ranked No. 25 by CBS versus the No. 111 SOS and was No. 29 in the AP and No. 26 in the coaches poll. Northern Illinois has a coaching change for 2011. Northern Illinois has 18 returning starters (8 off, 9 def, 1 spt) including the QB. Northern Illinois won its last game.
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 Huskies are 1-11-0 versus the Badgers and lost the last 4 games in a series that began in 1971. The last meeting was in 2009.
 



Since: Nov 17, 2007
Posted on: May 13, 2011 4:45 pm
 

2011 B1G Ten Preview -- Week 2

Week 2
 
10-Sep
 
South Dakota State at Illinois
In 2010, South Dakota State (I-AA) was 5-6 (4-4) and scored an average of 21.3 points per game while giving up 21.2 pts/gm (0.1 pt MoV). Last season, South Dakota State had 1 game decided by 22 points or more (0W, 1L) and 2 games decided by a TD or less (1W, 1L). South Dakota State won 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.
This is the first meeting between the Jackrabbits and the Illini.
 
Virginia at Indiana
In 2010, Virginia (Atlantic Coast) was 4-8 (1-7) and scored an average of 25.3 points per game while giving up 28.3 pts/gm (-3 pt MoV). Last season, Virginia had 3 games decided by 22 points or more (2W, 1L) and 4 games decided by a TD or less (1W, 3L). Virginia finished the season ranked No. 86 by CBS versus the No. 68 SOS. Virginia has 16 returning starters (7 off, 7 def, 2 spt) and starts a new QB. Virginia is on a 4-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 Cavaliers are 1-0-0 versus the Hoosiers. The only meeting was in 2009.
 
Iowa at Iowa State
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, Iowa State (Big XII) was 5-7 (3-5) and scored an average of 21.6 points per game while giving up 28.9 pts/gm (-7.3 pt MoV). Last season, Iowa State had 4 games decided by 22 points or more (1W, 3L) and 3 games decided by a TD or less (1W, 2L). Iowa State finished the season ranked No. 76 by CBS versus the No. 10 SOS. Iowa State has 13 returning starters (8 off, 4 def, 1 spt) including the QB. Iowa State is on a 3-game losing streak.
The Hawkeyes are 39-19-0 versus the Cyclones and won the last 3 games (won 6 of the last 10 games) in a series that began in 1894.
 
Notre Dame at Michigan
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, 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 Fighting Irish are 15-22-1 versus the Wolverines and lost the last 2 games (won 4 of the last 10 games) in a series that began in 1887.
 
Florida Atlantic at Michigan State
In 2010, Florida Atlantic (Sun Belt) was 4-8 (3-5) and scored an average of 16.8 points per game while giving up 29.2 pts/gm (-12.4 pt MoV). Last season, Florida Atlantic had 3 games decided by 22 points or more (0W, 3L) and 5 games decided by a TD or less (3W, 2L). Florida Atlantic finished the season ranked No. 101 by CBS versus the No. 115 SOS. Florida Atlantic has 14 returning starters (4 off, 9 def, 1 spt) and starts a new QB. Florida Atlantic is on a 3-game losing streak.
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 Owls are 0-2-0 versus the Spartans and lost the last 2 games. The only meeting was in 2008.
 
New Mexico State at Minnesota
In 2010, New Mexico State (Western Athletic) was 2-10 (1-7) and scored an average of 15.8 points per game while giving up 39.5 pts/gm (-23.7 pt MoV). Last season, New Mexico State had 6 games decided by 22 points or more (0W, 6L) and 3 games decided by a TD or less (2W, 1L). New Mexico State finished the season ranked No. 115 by CBS versus the No. 93 SOS. New Mexico State has 17 returning starters (8 off, 7 def, 2 spt) including the QB. New Mexico State is on a 4-game losing streak.
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.
This is the first meeting between the Aggies and the Golden Gophers.
 
Fresno State at Nebraska
In 2010, Fresno State (Western Athletic) was 8-5 (5-3) including a bowl loss and scored an average of 29 points per game while giving up 29.9 pts/gm (-0.9 pt MoV). Last season, Fresno State had 4 games decided by 22 points or more (1W, 3L) and 3 games decided by a TD or less (2W, 1L). Fresno State finished the season ranked No. 44 by CBS versus the No. 69 SOS. Fresno State has 17 returning starters (7 off, 9 def, 1 spt) including the QB. Fresno 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.
This is the first meeting between the Bulldogs and the Cornhuskers.
 
Eastern Illinois at Northwestern
In 2010, Eastern Illinois (I-AA) was 2-9 (2-6) and scored an average of 17.9 points per game while giving up 29.2 pts/gm (-11.3 pt MoV). Last season, Eastern Illinois had 3 games decided by 22 points or more (0W, 3L) and 3 games decided by a TD or less (1W, 2L). Eastern Illinois 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.
This is the first meeting between the Panthers and the Wildcats.
 
Toledo at Ohio State
In 2010, Toledo (MidAmerican) was 8-5 (7-1) including a bowl loss and scored an average of 27.9 points per game while giving up 28.6 pts/gm (-0.7 pt MoV). Last season, Toledo had 4 games decided by 22 points or more (1W, 3L) and 4 games decided by a TD or less (2W, 2L). Toledo finished the season ranked No. 70 by CBS versus the No. 103 SOS. Toledo has 13 returning starters (6 off, 6 def, 1 spt) and starts a new QB. Toledo 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 Rockets are 0-2-0 versus the Buckeyes in a series that began in 1998. The last meeting was in 2009.
 
Alabama at Penn State
In 2010, Alabama (Southeastern) was 10-3 (5-3) including a bowl win and scored an average of 35.7 points per game while giving up 13.6 pts/gm (22.1 pt MoV). Last season, Alabama had 6 games decided by 22 points or more (6W, 0L) and 2 games decided by a TD or less (1W, 1L). Alabama finished the season ranked No. 11 by CBS versus the No. 6 SOS and was No. 10 in the AP and No. 11 in the coaches poll. Alabama was ranked No. 16 in the BCS poll. Alabama is under NCAA sanctions. Alabama has 10 returning starters (8 off, 2 def, 0 spt) including the QB. Alabama 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 Crimson Tide are 9-5-0 versus the Nittany Lions and won the last game (won 6 of the last 10 games) in a series that began in 1959.
 
Purdue at Rice
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, 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.
This is the first meeting between the Boilermakers and the Owls.
 
Oregon State at Wisconsin
In 2010, Oregon State (Pacific 12) was 5-7 (4-5) and scored an average of 24.5 points per game while giving up 26.7 pts/gm (-2.2 pt MoV). Last season, Oregon State had 2 games decided by 22 points or more (2W, 0L) and 5 games decided by a TD or less (3W, 2L). Oregon State finished the season ranked No. 72 by CBS versus the No. 11 SOS. Oregon State has 17 returning starters (8 off, 8 def, 1 spt) and starts a new QB. Oregon 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 Beavers are 0-1-0 versus the Badgers. The only meeting was in 1961.
 



Since: Nov 17, 2007
Posted on: May 13, 2011 4:44 pm
 

2011 B1G Ten Preview -- Week 1

Week 1
 
1-Sep
 
Nevada-Las Vegas at Wisconsin
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, Nevada-Las Vegas (Mountain West) was 2-11 (2-6) and scored an average of 18.3 points per game while giving up 39.7 pts/gm (-21.4 pt MoV). Last season, Nevada-Las Vegas had 9 games decided by 22 points or more (2W, 7L) and 0 games decided by a TD or less (0W, 0L). Nevada-Las Vegas finished the season ranked No. 113 by CBS versus the No. 26 SOS. Nevada-Las Vegas has 15 returning starters (8 off, 7 def, 0 spt) including the QB. Nevada-Las Vegas is on a 3-game losing streak.
The Runnin' Rebels are 2-7-0 versus the Badgers and lost the last 3 games in a series that began in 1985.
 
2-Sep
 
Youngstown State at Michigan State
In 2010, Youngstown State (I-AA) was 3-8 (1-7) and scored an average of 31.3 points per game while giving up 31.5 pts/gm (-0.2 pt MoV). Last season, Youngstown State had 3 games decided by 22 points or more (2W, 1L) and 6 games decided by a TD or less (1W, 5L). Youngstown State is on a 7-game losing streak.
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.
This is the first meeting between the Penguins and the Spartans.
 
3-Sep
 
Northwestern at Boston College
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, 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.
The Wildcats are 2-1-0 versus the Eagles and won the last game in a series that began in 1961. The last meeting was in 1993.
 
Arkansas State at Illinois
In 2010, Arkansas State (Sun Belt) was 4-8 (4-4) and scored an average of 30.1 points per game while giving up 30.7 pts/gm (-0.6 pt MoV). Last season, Arkansas State had 2 games decided by 22 points or more (1W, 1L) and 5 games decided by a TD or less (1W, 4L). Arkansas State finished the season ranked No. 102 by CBS versus the No. 106 SOS. Arkansas State has 12 returning starters (6 off, 5 def, 1 spt) and starts a new QB. Arkansas State 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 Red Wolves are 0-2-0 versus the Illini in a series that began in 1999. The last meeting was in 2002.
 
Ball State vs. Indiana
In 2010, Ball State (MidAmerican) was 4-8 (3-5) and scored an average of 22 points per game while giving up 30.4 pts/gm (-8.4 pt MoV). Last season, Ball State had 3 games decided by 22 points or more (0W, 3L) and 4 games decided by a TD or less (1W, 3L). Ball State finished the season ranked No. 105 by CBS versus the No. 119 SOS. Ball State has a coaching change for 2011. Ball State has 21 returning starters (11 off, 8 def, 2 spt) including the QB. Ball State lost its last game.
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 Cardinals are 1-4-0 versus the Hoosiers and won the last game in a series that began in 1997. The last meeting was in 2008.
 
Tennessee Tech at Iowa
In 2010, Tennessee Tech (I-AA) was 5-6 (4-4) and scored an average of 24 points per game while giving up 28.7 pts/gm (-4.7 pt MoV). Last season, Tennessee Tech had 4 games decided by 22 points or more (1W, 3L) and 2 games decided by a TD or less (0W, 2L). Tennessee Tech 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.
This is the first meeting between the Golden Eagles and the Hawkeyes.
 
Western Michigan at Michigan
In 2010, Western Michigan (MidAmerican) was 6-6 (5-3) and scored an average of 32.4 points per game while giving up 23.9 pts/gm (8.5 pt MoV). Last season, Western Michigan had 6 games decided by 22 points or more (4W, 2L) and 2 games decided by a TD or less (0W, 2L). Western Michigan finished the season ranked No. 82 by CBS versus the No. 110 SOS. Western Michigan has 16 returning starters (7 off, 7 def, 2 spt) and starts a new QB. Western Michigan is on a 3-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 Broncos are 0-5-0 versus the Wolverines in a series that began in 1917. The last meeting was in 2009.
 
Tennessee-Chattanooga at Nebraska
In 2010, Tennessee-Chattanooga (I-AA) was 6-5 (5-3) and scored an average of 31.5 points per game while giving up 31.2 pts/gm (0.3 pt MoV). Last season, Tennessee-Chattanooga had 3 games decided by 22 points or more (1W, 2L) and 3 games decided by a TD or less (1W, 2L). Tennessee-Chattanooga has a coaching change for 2011. Tennessee-Chattanooga 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.
This is the first meeting between the Moccasins and the Cornhuskers.
 
Akron at Ohio State
In 2010, Akron (MidAmerican) was 1-11 (1-7) and scored an average of 15.6 points per game while giving up 35.1 pts/gm (-19.5 pt MoV). Last season, Akron had 6 games decided by 22 points or more (0W, 6L) and 3 games decided by a TD or less (0W, 3L). Akron finished the season ranked No. 118 by CBS versus the No. 105 SOS. Akron has 17 returning starters (6 off, 9 def, 2 spt) including the QB. Akron 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 Zips are 1-6-0 versus the Buckeyes and lost the last 3 games in a series that began in 1891. The last meeting was in 2007.
 
Indiana State at Penn State
In 2010, Indiana State (I-AA) was 6-5 (4-4) and scored an average of 31.9 points per game while giving up 29.9 pts/gm (2 pt MoV). Last season, Indiana State had 6 games decided by 22 points or more (3W, 3L) and 2 games decided by a TD or less (2W, 0L). Indiana State lost 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.
This is the first meeting between the Sycamores and the Nittany Lions.
 
Middle Tennessee State at Purdue
In 2010, Middle Tennessee State (Sun Belt) was 6-7 (5-3) including a bowl loss and scored an average of 26.4 points per game while giving up 28.1 pts/gm (-1.7 pt MoV). Last season, Middle Tennessee State had 5 games decided by 22 points or more (2W, 3L) and 5 games decided by a TD or less (2W, 3L). Middle Tennessee State finished the season ranked No. 81 by CBS versus the No. 120 SOS. Middle Tennessee State has 15 returning starters (8 off, 6 def, 1 spt) including the QB. Middle Tennessee State lost 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.
This is the first meeting between the Blue Raiders and the Boilermakers.
 
Minnesota at Southern California
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, 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.
This is the first meeting between the Golden Gophers and the Trojans.
 
South Florida at Notre Dame
In 2010, South Florida (Big East) was 8-5 (3-4) including a bowl win and scored an average of 24.1 points per game while giving up 20 pts/gm (4.1 pt MoV). Last season, South Florida had 3 games decided by 22 points or more (2W, 1L) and 6 games decided by a TD or less (3W, 3L). South Florida finished the season ranked No. 39 by CBS versus the No. 87 SOS. South Florida has 14 returning starters (9 off, 4 def, 1 spt) including the QB. South Florida 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.
This is the first meeting between the Bulls and the Fighting Irish.
 


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