The Ohio State-Michigan matchup, just as the remainder of the Big Ten’s conventional contention games, will get back to the last seven day stretch of the normal season in 2021, it was declared Friday as the meeting delivered its overhauled 2021 football plan.
The timetable has a few contrasts from the one initially delivered in 2017, including the area of certain games just as the request in which they are played.
The Big Ten abbreviated its 2020 season to eight games on account of the COVID-19 pandemic, and six games were played at a similar area as the earlier year. The progressions to the 2021 timetable try not to have a similar host group three years straight for those games.
Ohio State, which addressed the Big Ten in the College Football Playoff this previous season, will open up its gathering record against Minnesota on Thursday, Sept. 2.
Notwithstanding the yearly conflict between the Buckeyes and Wolverines, which will be held in Ann Arbor this season, other competition games scheduled for Nov. 27 incorporate Wisconsin-Minnesota, Northwestern-Illinois and Indiana-Purdue.
The authority plan additionally two or three unbiased site games – Nebraska and Illinois will likely commence the Big Ten season in Dublin, Ireland, on Aug. 28, while Wisconsin will confront Notre Dame on Sept. 25 at Soldier Field in Chicago.
Adding interest to that matchup is that previous Wisconsin quarterback Jack Coan could be confronting his previous group in the wake of reporting his exchange to Notre Dame this offseason.
Sources additionally revealed to ESPN’s Adam Rittenberg that Northwestern’s home game against Purdue on Nov. 20 will be played at Wrigley Field in Chicago. The Wildcats were booked to play Wisconsin at Wrigley Field last season before the timetables changed due to the Covid pandemic.
Bret Bielema, who was recruited as Illinois’ mentor on Dec. 19, will confront his previous group in Wisconsin unexpectedly on Oct. 9 in Champaign.
Indiana, which completed 6-1 in the Big Ten last season, will open its season out and about against Iowa. The Hoosiers additionally will have Cincinnati in Week 3.
Week 2 likewise has captivating nonconference matchups, as Ohio State will have Oregon, Michigan will have Washington and Iowa will continue its contention with Iowa State out and about.