The 2019 College football season is just a few short months away and their is a lot of intriguing cross division matchups for this season. Let’s take a look at the must see cross division Big Ten games this fall.
Purdue at Penn State October 5th
This could be the most underrated game in the Big Ten this season Penn State’s KJ Hamler and Purdue’s Rondale Moore are probably the most explosive players in the Big Ten maybe even in the country. Both Hamler and Moore had fantastic freshman seasons and look to keep that momentum in this season. However both teams will be starting new faces at quarterback and running back so they may need to rely on Hamler and Moore in both respective offenses. As for the defenses Penn State will get the edge and may be one the best defenses in the Big Ten lead by sophomore Micah Parsons. Look for this to be a very competitive Big Ten game as both teams are young and on the rise in the Big Ten Conference.
Michigan at Wisconsin September 21st
The home team has won this game in the last two meetings between the Badgers and Wolverines. Both the Wolverines bring back key contributors that can help them get to Indianapolis. Wisconsin’s running back Jonathan Taylor and Michigan’s quarterback Shea Patterson look to be the key leaders in this game. Both the head coaches always bring stout defenses in this matchup. The question remains what offense will step up. In 2017 the Wisconsin offense made enough plays to win 24-10 in Camp Randall. In 2018 it was the Michigan offense who completely opened the game up with a blow out 38-13 victory in the Big House. Look for these premier Big Ten schools to continue their series in what could be a dog fight to the end.
Ohio State at Nebraska September 28th
In 2018 Scott Frost’s Nebraska football team came into “The Shoe” and almost upset the Buckeyes. What could be in store for the 2019 season? Both Nebraska and Ohio State have a ton of guys coming back and might have the two most talented teams in the Big Ten. The game between the Huskers and Buckeyes could be a battle of the will, with two talented sophomore quarterbacks in Justin Fields of Ohio State and Adrian Martinez of Nebraska. Both Ryan Day and Scott Frost are elite offensive play callers and both have teams that could potentially meet in a rematch for a Big Ten Championship in December.