Gotta keep my head on a swivel this week.

There was a nice dosage of conference games in a Week 1 that featured 3 Big Ten matchups. In Week 2, it’s 14 teams playing 14 games.

Many of these games will be duds — scheduled wins for teams looking to reach bowl eligibility at the end of the season. Excitement will be limited to families of third-stringers who will play in the fourth quarter.

But hidden between these duds are quite a few bangers. The excitement level should actually move up a notch in Week 2.

Here’s 1 B1G thought about every Week 2 Big Ten game.

Indiana State at Indiana

When: Friday, 7 p.m. ET, BTN

B1G thought: Indiana coach Tom Allen has repeatedly expressed his displeasure with Friday night games, believing they should be reserved for high school football. He’s right, but there’s no such thing as a money grab that doesn’t produce casualties.

As for the game itself, the Hoosiers need to see something — anything — out of Brendan Sorsby and/or Tayven Jackson after both quarterbacks struggled against Ohio State. Fortunately, being named for a tree is the only trait the Sycamores share with the Buckeyes.

Illinois at Kansas

When: Friday, 7:30 p.m. ET, ESPN 2

B1G thought: A sleeper pick for Game of the Week in the Big Ten.

A matchup that would have been one of the worst games in the country when the contract was signed now features a pair of programs on the rise. The chess match of Lance Leipold’s offense against Bret Bielema’s defense is as fun as a coaching duel can get.

The outcome may hinge on flashy Kansas quarterback Jalon Daniels, who missed Week 1 and most of training camp with “back tightness” but will return to the lineup Friday night.

Youngstown State at No. 3 Ohio State

When: Saturday, noon ET, BTN

B1G thought: In the history of college football, there may not be a more unique career trajectory than that of Jim Tressel.

Championship-winning Youngstown State coach, championship-winning Ohio State coach, disgraced former Ohio State coach, redeemed Youngstown State University president. And finally, retiree. Hopefully he is recognized at the Horseshoe on Saturday.

Ohio State fans are also hoping the passing game gets back on track after a meager opening performance at Indiana.

Delaware at No. 7 Penn State

When: Saturday, noon ET, Peacock

B1G thought: This is the first time the Fightin’ Blue Hens and Nittany Lions have met in football.

That’s it. That’s the thought.

Nebraska at Colorado

When: Saturday, noon ET, FOX

B1G thought: When this game was scheduled, it was interesting because it was a renewal of a classic Big 8 rivalry.

This offseason, it got even more interesting because each program was infused with a renewal of hope thanks to first-year coaches Deion Sanders and Matt Rhule. Based on the Week 1 assignments for each, it seemed quite likely both would enter this game looking for their first win.

And now the anticipation for this thing is off the charts.

After Colorado’s impressive display in the season opener at TCU, Boulder will be abuzz. Big Red Nation will be in tow. And for the winner, a massive statement will be made.

UNLV at No. 2 Michigan

When: Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET, CBS

B1G thought: The Wolverines will utilize 2 head coaches in this game — special teams coordinator Jay Harbaugh in the first half and running backs coach Mike Hart in the second half.

After Michigan let quarterback JJ McCarthy lead the way last week, look for Hart to feed Blake Corum and Donovan Edwards this week — although by the time Hart takes the headset, Michigan may be on to backs further down the depth chart.

No. 25 Iowa at Iowa State

When: Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET, FOX

B1G thought: The backdrop of the mutual Iowa-Iowa State sports betting scandal makes this an intriguing edition of the CyHawk rivalry. So too does the fact that the Cyclones are gearing for their first back-to-back wins in the series since 2012.

Will Brian Ferentz’s offense score the court-mandated 25 points after falling just short last week? Heck, will these teams even combine for 25 points? Iowa State scored 30 against Northern Iowa in Week 1, which seems mathematically impossible after gaining only 250 yards and 11 first downs.

Richmond at Michigan State

When: Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET, BTN

B1G thought: Mel Tucker will be hearing fans carp about the loss of emergent superstar receiver Keon Coleman all week. The Spartans need a new star to emerge and provide a deflection from that focus. This matchup should provide the opportunity to do so.

UTEP at Northwestern

When: Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET, BTN

B1G thought: Backup quarterback Brendan Sullivan performed CPR on Northwestern’s lifeless offense in the final drive of a 24-7 loss at Rutgers. He deserves more of a look against the Miners.

No. 19 Wisconsin at Washington State

When: Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET, ABC

B1G thought: Washington State is being evicted from the Power 5 after this season not because it couldn’t pay the bills, but solely due to the greed of the Big Ten. And now Wisconsin finds itself plopped into an environment of 33,000 people who will be pointing the finger at the Badgers.

You can probably guess which finger.

We play a bit fast and loose with war analogies on the football field, but this game may actually resemble one by the time it’s over. The Cougars and their fans are going to make it very personal.

Charlotte at Maryland

When: Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET, NBC

B1G thought: Go back 20 years and a game like this wouldn’t even be televised. (Quite literally, in this case — Charlotte didn’t even have a football program yet.)

Go back 2 years and it wouldn’t be on any channel but the Big Ten Network. Now it’s a lead-in to the late local news and Saturday Night Live.

What a country!

There is some intrigue to what seems like a lopsided matchup, however. First-year Charlotte coach Biff Poggi made his name in the Maryland high school ranks, and an upset here would create quite a stir.

Eastern Michigan at Minnesota

When: Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET, BTN

B1G thought: Chris Creighton has the most difficult job in the FBS — building a winner and fan interest just 8 miles from Michigan Stadium. In 2016 the program even contemplated moving down to the FCS until Creighton produced the program’s first winning season in 20 years. With the exception of 2017 and 2020, EMU has had a winning season every year since.

A MAC team has beaten a B1G opponent each year since 2006, including Bowling Green’s win at Minnesota in 2021. The Gophers will be tested.

Temple at Rutgers

When: Saturday, 7:30 p.m. ET, BTN

B1G thought: When Jersey meets Philly, you can throw the records out the window. Although in this case, you probably shouldn’t. The Scarlet Knights have 6 straight wins over the Owls since 2003.