The 2023 college football season is finally here with Week 0 action on tap for Saturday! While B1G teams will wait a bit longer to hit the field, the official start of the season is finally here.

As teams embark on their pursuit of a national title, it’s worth looking at how B1G teams have fared on the road over the past five seasons. For teams hoping to compete for a conference or national title, the need to step up in a hostile environment is vital. Also, be sure to check out how B1G teams have fared at home over the past five seasons.

Ohio State 19-2

It’s no surprise that the Buckeyes headline this list. The only blemishes on Ohio State’s road record come courtesy of Michigan and Purdue. The Buckeyes will need to continue that positive trend this fall with crucial road games against Notre Dame, Michigan and Wisconsin this season.

Michigan 16-6

Jim Harbaugh’s program came out of the 2020 season rejuvenated, posting much better results on the road the past two seasons. The Wolverines even conquered Ohio State in Columbus last season, cementing Michigan as the team to beat in the B1G no matter where the game is played.

Iowa 16-8

There’s no point in reliving the frustrations of 2022, but the philosophy of the Hawkeyes is one that travels well. A good defense can level the playing field on the road with Kirk Ferentz’s program traditionally one of the best in the league.

Penn State 15-9
Minnesota 14-10
Purdue 13-11

Wisconsin 11-11

Anyone still left wondering why Paul Chryst was fired midseason last year need only look at the road record of the Badgers. A program once feared by many teams, Wisconsin has not been efficient on the road.

Michigan State 11-13
Illinois 11-14
Indiana 10-15
Northwestern 8-15
Maryland 7-17
Rutgers 8-18
Nebraska 6-18

It is hard for any Husker fan to see how far the program has fallen in recent history, but it is not hard to understand why. A team that struggled defensively and along the line under Scott Frost was a team unable to match up with many opponents on the road.