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Big Ten Non-Conference Game Predicitions

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August 15, 2022 at 5:58pm

College football is right around the corner and with the conference wars going on in expansion/TV it will likely be a huge narrative building year for the B1G/SEC. Here are the top non conference games for the conference and let’s see predictions

  • Notre Dame @ OSU-Probably the biggest non conference game of the year. Winner has the inside track for the #1 overall seed and the loser will have to win out for a playoff spot. OSU is a massive 14.5 point favorite
  • PSU @ Auburn-Interesting B1G/SEC game. Neither is the favorite to win the conference but winner will probably stay ranked through the year and be a boost. PSU is about a 1 point road favorite
  • MSU @ Washington-UW is breaking in a new coach while MSU has to quickly reload its transfer heavy team from last year. MSU is about a 3.5 point favorite on the road
  • Washington State @ Wisconsin- This should be a blowout for Wisky and you don’t want to see the division favorite lose in the noncon. Wisky is a 17 point favorite
  • ISU @ Iowa-Iowa survived the best ISU team ever and now looks to continue its dominance in the rivalry. This would be big for OSUs SOS to potentially add another ranked team. 
  • Oklahoma @ Nebraska-A surprisingly close game last year and Nebraska should be better while OU brings in a new coach. They aren’t expected to win but this could be monumental for that program. OU is a 4.5 point favorite 
  • SMU @ Maryland- Important for bowl eligibility
  • Colorado @ Minnesota- Should be a comfortable home win against another P5 team. Minny could be a sneaky good team.

For OSUs SOS the most important games are PSU@Auburn, MSU@UW, and ISU@Iowa. Those games are likely the difference between ranked and unranked teams on the schedule

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