Three Power 5 football games will be played in B1G states this weekend
B1G fans are already frustrated by the conference’s decision to postpone the fall football season. But there will salt rubbed into that wound over the weekend, as Power 5 leagues like the ACC and Big 12 start their seasons in what’s being dubbed “Week 2” in college football.
To make matters worse, three of those Power 5 games will be played in B1G states.
Iowa State (Iowa), Pitt (Pennsylvania) and Notre Dame (Indiana) will all be in action this weekend, kicking off the 2020 season. Meanwhile, teams in the B1G are still awaiting a decision on what the football season will look like from conference presidents, chancellors and commissioner Kevin Warren.
With those three games this weekend, that means that college football has been played in four B1G states already. On Monday, Navy (Maryland) hosted BYU to round out Week 1 of the season.
Frustration will stem across the B1G, but primarily for fans of Iowa, Indiana, Purdue and Penn State. Those are the four teams that reside in the states that will welcome college football back this weekend.
Next Saturday, Cincinnati is scheduled to open its 2020 season, bringing the total up to five B1G states. Below is the schedule for those three games this weekend:
- Louisiana vs. No. 23 Iowa State (12 p.m. ET, ESPN)
- Duke vs. No. 10 Notre Dame (2:30 p.m. ET, NBC)
- Austin Peay vs. Pitt (4 p.m. ET, ACC Network)