B1G knowledge: Fast facts for every B1G Game in Week 3
We’ve got another exciting week of B1G football on the horizon. Week 3 has arrived and there are some interesting games with some unique history to look at before those noon kickoffs on Saturday.
Here are some fast facts about every B1G game still scheduled for Week 3:
#23 Michigan vs. #13 Indiana (12 p.m. ET, FS1)
Fast Fact: Michigan has won 24 games in a row against Indiana, dating all the way back to 1988. The last time the Hoosiers defeated the Wolverines was in 1987, a 14-10 decision in Bloomington. Only six of those games have been one-possession games, showing just how much U-M has dominated IU for the past 30+ years.
Nebraska vs. Northwestern (12 p.m. ET, BTN)
Fast Fact: Since Nebraska joined the B1G in 2011, the two sides have met nine times on the field. Seven of those games have been decided by a touchdown or less, making this one of the more interesting matchups of the weekend. Appropriately enough, the Wildcats are a slim 4-point favorite heading into this B1G West matchup on Saturday.
Michigan State vs. Iowa (12 p.m. ET, ESPN)
Fast Fact: A win for Iowa on Saturday would improve Kirk Ferentz’s record to 8-8 against Michigan State in his two decades as the leader of the Hawkeyes football program. Victory for the Spartans would mark a fourth-straight win over Iowa, which would be the longest streak in the all-time series on the Michigan State side. The Spartans won 5-of-6 from 1970-75, but that streak was interrupted by a tie in 1972.
Maryland vs. Penn State (3:30 p.m. ET, BTN)
Fast Fact: Penn State is in the middle of a five-game winning streak against Maryland, outscoring the Terrapins 232-50 in that span. In fact, Maryland’s last touchdown against Penn State game in a 38-14 loss in 2016.
Minnesota vs. Illinois (3:30 p.m. ET, BTN)
Fast Fact: Both teams are allowing an average of 309.5 yards per game through the air this season. Illinois’ offense ranks last in scoring in the B1G among teams that have played two games and Minnesota’s defense ranks last in scoring in the conference among teams that have played two contests. Both are 0-2 in 2020.
Rutgers vs. #3 Ohio State (7:30 p.m. ET, BTN)
Fast Fact: Ohio State and Rutgers have played just six times and Ohio State has scored 50 points or more in five of those six games. The Buckeyes are a perfect 6-0 against the Scarlet Knights. The point different in those games favors Ohio State by an incredible total of 327-48. By game, that breaks down to 54.5 to 8.