Around the Big Ten Week 7: Where to watch the Iowa-Illinois football game

The DI previews matchups from around the Big Ten and provides updated conference power rankings.


Katina Zentz

Indiana head coach, Tom Allen, addresses the media during the Big Ten Football Media Day in Chicago, Ill., on Thursday, July 18, 2019.

Robert Read, Pregame Editor

Big Ten Power Rankings

  1. Ohio State — Can the Buckeyes make it to Indianapolis? COVID-19 is the only thing in their way.
  2. Northwestern — You lost to a team that wore uniforms that bad?
  3. Wisconsin — Some of the worst luck of any Big Ten team.
  4. Iowa — Four wins in a row deserves some clapping.
  5. Indiana — Losing your star quarterback hurts.
  6. Maryland — Seems like a pretty weak team to be at No. 6.
  7. Michigan State — Please burn those uniforms.
  8. Minnesota — Well, here’s another cancellation.
  9. Rutgers — The Scarlet Knights aren’t completely terrible this year! Greg Schiano did it!
  10. Purdue — Yeah, losing to this team should still sting for Iowa.
  11. Illinois — I miss Lovie Smith on the Bears. But mostly I miss his beard.
  12. Penn State — Well the Nittany Lions finally won a game.
  13. Michigan — At least Wolverine fans were disappointed early on this year. Lowered the expectations.
  14. Nebraska — Not a ranking worthy of an applause.

Conference Matchups

No. 4 Ohio State vs. Michigan State

11 a.m. | ABC

It’s about to be a rough couple of weeks for college football in the state of Michigan.

Nebraska vs. Purdue

11 a.m. | BTN

A team Iowa beat, and a team it should have beaten. Luckily for Nebraska, there won’t be much clapping in this game.

Penn State vs. Rutgers

11 a.m. | FS1

Rutgers actually has a shot in this game, which is weird considering how everyone thought this matchup would go heading into the season.

No. 19 Iowa vs. Illinois

2:30 p.m. | FS1

Can the Hawkeyes make it five in a row? I think so. Iowa’s only lost to Illinois three times since I was born.

No. 12 Indiana vs. No. 16 Wisconsin

2:30 p.m. | ABC

This game would have been a lot more fun if Indiana’s quarterback hadn’t just torn his ACL. Interested to see how the Hoosiers look without their star against a quality opponent.


Maryland vs. Michigan

No. 14 Northwestern vs. Minnesota

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