Only two B1G teams are playing outside the conference this week, and ESPN’s SP+ has given both conference schools the nod  with both Michigan State and Illinois picked to come away winners over Western Kentucky and Charlotte, respectively.

Maryland, Michigan and Purdue are predicted to prevail in close games, with all the others looking to end with sizable margins in the end.

There are eight games in all, and below are the predictions by SP+ with the winners, and the scores.

  • Maryland 25, Iowa 21
  • Michigan 24, Wisconsin 23
  • Purdue 28, Minnesota 27
  • Ohio State 36, Rutgers 21
  • Penn State 36, Indiana 15
  • Nebraska 30, Northwestern 17
  • Michigan State 34, Western Kentucky 17
  • Illinois 35, Charlotte 27

Maryland and Iowa will get things started for the Big Ten in Week as they face off on Friday night. That game will kick off at 8 p.m. ET and will be broadcast on FS1.