2019 Big Ten Conference football season

Sports season
2019 Big Ten Conference football season
LeagueNCAA Division I Football Bowl Subdivision
SportFootball
DurationAugust 29, 2019
through January 2020
Number of teams14
TV partner(s)ABC, ESPN2, ESPN Inc., Big Ten Network, FOX, FS1
2020 NFL Draft
Top draft pickChase Young (Ohio State)
Picked byWashington Redskins, 2nd overall
Regular season
Season MVPChase Young, OSU
East Division championsOhio State
West Division championsWisconsin
Championship Game
ChampionsOhio State
  Runners-upWisconsin
Finals MVPJustin Fields
Football seasons
← 2018
2020 →
2019 Big Ten Conference football standings
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Conf Overall
Team   W   L     W   L  
East Division
No. 3 Ohio State xy$^   9 0     13 1  
No. 9 Penn State   7 2     11 2  
No. 18 Michigan   6 3     9 4  
Indiana   5 4     8 5  
Michigan State   4 5     7 6  
Maryland   1 8     3 9  
Rutgers   0 9     2 10  
West Division
No. 11 Wisconsin xy   7 2     10 4  
No. 10 Minnesota x   7 2     11 2  
No. 15 Iowa   6 3     10 3  
Illinois   4 5     6 7  
Purdue   3 6     4 8  
Nebraska   3 6     5 7  
Northwestern   1 8     3 9  
Championship: Ohio State 34, Wisconsin 21
  • ^ – College Football Playoff participant
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

The 2019 Big Ten conference football season was the 124th season of college football play for the Big Ten Conference and was part of the 2019 NCAA Division I FBS football season.

This was the Big Ten's sixth season with 14 teams. The defending league champion was Ohio State. The 2019 season consisted of a nine-game conference schedule for the fourth year in a row.[1]

The Big Ten had two new coaches for the 2019 season. Ohio State promoted offensive coordinator Ryan Day to head coach, replacing Urban Meyer who retired at the end of the 2018 season.[2] Maryland also had a new coach for 2019, hiring Mike Locksley to replace D. J. Durkin, who was fired in 2018[3] ultimately due to the events that led to the death of player Jordan McNair.

The first coaching change during the 2019 season came on September 29, 2019 when Rutgers dismissed Chris Ash. Tight ends coach Nunzio Campanile served as interim coach for the remainder of the 2019 season.[4] Then on December 1, Rutgers announced that former coach Greg Schiano would return to coach the team in 2020.[5]

On the field of play, Ohio State won the East Division title and made their fifth appearance in the Big Ten Football Championship Game and third consecutive appearance. In the West Division, Wisconsin and Minnesota tied for the division title, but the Badgers represented the division in the conference title game due to their head-to-head win over the Golden Gophers. Wisconsin made their sixth appearance in the conference title game overall. In that championship game, Ohio State defeated Wisconsin 34-21 to win their third consecutive Big Ten championship. With that win, the Buckeyes landed a spot in the 2019-20 College Football Playoff as the #2 seed.[6]

Previous season

Ohio State defeated Northwestern, 45–24, in the Big Ten Football Championship Game.[7] The win gave the Buckeyes their second consecutive Big Ten championship.

Nine teams participated in bowl games in the 2018 season and the league 5–4 in those games, however the Big Ten failed to land a team in the College Football Playoff for the second straight year.

Minnesota defeated Georgia Tech, 34–10 in the Quick Lane Bowl.[8] Wisconsin defeated Miami (FL), 35–3, in the Pinstripe Bowl.[9] Purdue lost to Auburn, 63–14, in the Music City Bowl.[10] Michigan State lost to Oregon, 7–6, in the Redbox Bowl.[11] Northwestern defeated No. 20 Utah, 31–20, in the Holiday Bowl.[12] Iowa defeated No. 18 Mississippi State, 27–22, in the Outback Bowl.[13] No. 13 Penn State lost to No. 16 Kentucky, 27–24, in the Citrus Bowl.[14]

In the New Year's Six Games, No. 8 Michigan lost to No. 10 Florida, 41–15, in the Peach Bowl.[15] And No. 5 Ohio State defeated No. 9 Washington, 28–23, in the Rose Bowl.[16]

Preseason

2019 Big Ten Spring Football and number of signees on signing day:

Recruiting classes

Rankings
Team ESPN[17] Rivals[18] Scout & 24/7[19] Signees
Illinois 52 73 52 13
Indiana 38 38 36 21
Iowa 37 41 41 23
Maryland 44 61 47 18
Michigan 8 10 8 26
Michigan State 28 32 33 21
Minnesota 39 41 45 24
Nebraska 18 15 17 27
Northwestern 43 49 51 19
Ohio State 16 21 14 18
Penn State 13 11 12 23
Purdue 25 26 25 24
Rutgers 66 53 65 22
Wisconsin 29 27 29 19

Big Ten Media Days

The Big Ten conducted its annual media days at the Chicago Marriott Downtown Chicago Magnificent Mile in Chicago, IL on July 23–24. The event commenced with a speech by Big Ten commissioner Jim Delany, and all 14 teams sent their head coaches and two selected players to speak with members of the media. The event along with all speakers and interviews were broadcast live on the Big Ten Network. The teams and representatives in respective order were as follows:

Preseason media polls

The Big Ten Media Days concluded with its annual preseason media polls in early August. Since 1992, the credentialed media has gotten the preseason champion correct just five times. Only eight times has the preseason pick even made it to the Big Ten title game. Below are the results of the media poll with total points received next to each school and first-place votes in parentheses. For the 2019 poll, Michigan was voted as the favorite to win both the East Division and the Big Ten Championship Game.[20]

East
Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 Michigan 222 (20)
2 Ohio State 214 (14)
3 Michigan State 156
4 Penn State 154
5 Indiana 86.5
6 Maryland 82.5
7 Rutgers 37
West
Predicted finish Team Votes (1st place)
1 Nebraska 198 (14)
2 Iowa 194.5 (14)
3 Wisconsin 172.5 (4)
4 Northwestern 142.5 (1)
5 Purdue 110.5
6 Minnesota 100 (1)
7 Illinois 34
Media poll (Big Ten Championship)
Rank Team Votes
1 Michigan over Nebraska 8
2 Michigan over Iowa 8
3 Ohio State over Iowa 6
4 Ohio State over Nebraska 4
5 Ohio State over Wisconsin 3
6 Nebraska over Michigan 2
7 Michigan over Wisconsin 1
8 Ohio State over Minnesota 1
9 Northwestern over Michigan 1

Preseason awards

Preseason All-Big Ten

East Division

West Division

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Rankings

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Final
Illinois AP RV RV
C
CFP Not released
Indiana AP RV RV 24 RV
C RV RV RV 25 RV RV RV RV
CFP Not released
Iowa AP 20 20 19 18 14 14 17 23 20 19 18 23 19 19 18 19 15
C 19 19 18 18 14 14 18 22 19 19 18 22 20 20 19 19 15
CFP Not released 18 20 17 17 16 16
Maryland AP 21
C 25
CFP Not released
Michigan AP 7 7 10 11 20 19 16 16 19 14 14 14 12 10 17 17 18
C 7 7 10 10 20 18 16 16 20 15 14 14 12 11 18 17 19
CFP Not released 14 15 13 13 14 14
Michigan State AP 18 19 18 RV 25 25-T RV
C 20 20 19 RV RV 23-T RV
CFP Not released
Minnesota AP RV RV RV RV RV RV RV 20 17 13 13 7 11 9 15 16 10
C RV RV RV RV RV RV 25 20 16 13 13 7 11 9 15 16 10
CFP Not released 17 8 10 8 18 18
Nebraska AP 24 25-T
C RV 25 RV RV RV
CFP Not released
Northwestern AP RV
C 25 RV
CFP Not released
Ohio State AP 5 5 6 6 5 4 3-T (10) 4 (9) 3 (13) 3 (17) 3 (17) 2 (5) 2 (5) 2 (9) 2 (19) 2 (12) 3
C 5 5 6 6 6 5 4 (3) 4 (4) 4 (8) 4 (8) 4 (8) 2 (5) 2 (6) 2 (7) 2 (17) 2 (14) 3
CFP Not released 1 2 2 1 1 2
Penn State AP 15 15 13 13-T 12 12 10 7 6 5 5 9 9 12 12 13 9
C 14 14 11 12 11 11 9 7 6 5 5 11 9 12 11 12 9
CFP Not released 4 9 8 10 10 10
Purdue AP
C
CFP Not released
Rutgers AP
C
CFP Not released
Wisconsin AP 19 17 14 13-T 8 8 8 6 13 18 16 15 14 13 10 11 11
C 17-T 16 14 14 9 9 8 6 13 17 16 15 14 14 10 11 13
CFP Not released 13 14 12 12 8 8
Legend
    Improvement in ranking
  Drop in ranking
  Not ranked previous week
  No change in ranking from previous week
RV Received votes but were not ranked in Top 25 of poll
т Tied with team above or below also with this symbol

Schedule

Index to colors and formatting
Big Ten member won
Big Ten member lost
Big Ten teams in bold

All times Eastern time.

† denotes Homecoming game

Regular season

The Regular season will begin on August 29 and will end on November 30.

Week #1

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
August 29 9:00 p.m. South Dakota State Minnesota TCF Bank StadiumMinneapolis, MN FS1 W 28–21   49,112
August 30 7:00 p.m. Tulsa No. 18 Michigan State Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI FS1 W 28–7   72,005
August 30 7:00 p.m. No. 19 Wisconsin South Florida Raymond James StadiumTampa, FL ESPN W 49–0   46,704
August 30 7:15 p.m. Massachusetts Rutgers HighPoint.com StadiumPiscataway, NJ BTN W 48–21   40,515
August 30 9:30 p.m. Purdue Nevada Mackay StadiumReno, NV CBSSN L 31–34   20,144
August 31 12:00 p.m. Akron Illinois Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL BTN W 42–3   30,654
August 31 12:00 p.m. Howard Maryland Maryland StadiumCollege Park, MD BTN W 79–0   32,761
August 31 12:00 p.m. Ball State Indiana Lucas Oil StadiumIndianapolis, IN CBSSN W 34–24   21,437
August 31 12:00 p.m. Florida Atlantic No. 5 Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH FOX W 45–21   103,228
August 31 12:00 p.m. South Alabama No. 24 Nebraska Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE ESPN W 35–21   89,502
August 31 3:30 p.m. Idaho No. 15 Penn State Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA BTN W 79–7   104,527
August 31 4:00 p.m. Northwestern No. 25 Stanford Stanford StadiumStanford, CA FOX L 7–17   37,179
August 31 7:30 p.m. Miami (OH) No. 20 Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA FS1 W 38–14   69,250
August 31 7:30 p.m. Middle Tennessee State No. 7 Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI BTN W 40–21   110,811
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Week #2

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
September 7 12:00 p.m. Rutgers No. 20 Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA FS1  IA 30–0   61,808
September 7 12:00 p.m. Army No. 7 Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI FOX W 24–21 2OT  111,747
September 7 12:00 p.m. No. 21 Syracuse Maryland Maryland StadiumCollege Park, MD ESPN W 63–20   33,493
September 7 12:00 p.m. Cincinnati No. 5 Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH ABC W 42–0   104,089
September 7 12:00 p.m. Vanderbilt Purdue Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN BTN W 42–24   50,506
September 7 3:30 p.m. Eastern Illinois Indiana Memorial Stadium • Bloomington, IN BTN W 52–0   37,784
September 7 3:30 p.m. Central Michigan No. 17 Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI BTN W 61–0   74,437
September 7 3:30 p.m. No. 25t Nebraska Colorado Folsom FieldBoulder, CO (CU-NU Rivalry) FOX L 31–34 OT  52,829
September 7 3:30 p.m. Illinois Connecticut Rentschler FieldEast Hartford, CT CBSSN W 31–23   23,108
September 7 7:30 p.m. Western Michigan No. 19 Michigan State Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI BTN W 51–17   73,113
September 7 7:30 p.m. Buffalo No. 15 Penn State Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA FOX W 45–13   104,136
September 7 10:30 p.m. Minnesota Fresno State Bulldog StadiumFresno, CA CBSSN W 38–35 2OT  34,790
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.
Date Bye Week
September 7 Northwestern

Week #3

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
September 14 12:00 p.m. Eastern Michigan Illinois Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL BTN L 31–34   34,759
September 14 12:00 p.m. No. 6 Ohio State Indiana Memorial Stadium • Bloomington, IN FOX  OSU 51–10   47,945
September 14 12:00 p.m. Pittsburgh No. 13 Penn State Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA (rivalry) ABC W 17–10   108,661
September 14 12:00 p.m. No. 21 Maryland Temple Lincoln Financial FieldPhiladelphia, PA CBSSN L 17–20   30,610
September 14 3:30 p.m. Georgia Southern Minnesota TCF Bank StadiumMinneapolis, MN BTN W 35–32   41,021
September 14 3:30 p.m. UNLV Northwestern Ryan Field • Evanston, IL BTN W 30–14   37,714
September 14 4:00 p.m. No. 19 Iowa Iowa State Jack Trice StadiumAmes, IA (rivalry) FS1 W 18–17   61,500
September 14 4:00 p.m. Arizona State No. 18 Michigan State Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI FOX L 7–10   73,531
September 14 7:30 p.m. TCU Purdue Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN BTN L 13–34   60,037
September 14 8:00 p.m. Northern Illinois Nebraska Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE FS1 W 44–8   89,593
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.
Date Bye Week
September 14 No. 10 Michigan Rutgers No. 14 Wisconsin

Week #4

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
September 21 12:00 p.m. No. 11 Michigan No. 13t Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI FOX  WIS 35–14   80,245
September 21 12:00 p.m. Connecticut Indiana Memorial Stadium • Bloomington, IN BTN W 38–3   40,084
September 21 12:00 p.m. Michigan State Northwestern Ryan Field • Evanston, IL ABC  MSU 31–10   40,114
September 21 12:00 p.m. Boston College Rutgers HighPoint.com StadiumPiscataway, NJ BTN L 16–30   32,217
September 21 3:30 p.m. Miami (OH) No. 6 Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH BTN W 76–5   103,190
September 21 8:00 p.m. Nebraska Illinois Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL BTN  NEB 42–38   44,512
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.
Date Bye Week
September 21 No. 18 Iowa Maryland Minnesota No. 13t Penn State Purdue

Week #5

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
September 27 8:00 p.m. No. 12 Penn State Maryland Maryland StadiumCollege Park, MD (MD-PSU Rivalry) FS1  PSU 59–0   53,228
September 28 12:00 p.m. Northwestern No. 8 Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI ABC  WIS 24–15   76,825
September 28 12:00 p.m. Rutgers No. 20 Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI BTN  MICH 52–0   110,662
September 28 12:00 p.m. Middle Tennessee State No. 14 Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA ESPN2 W 48–3   63,706
September 28† 3:30 p.m. Indiana No. 25 Michigan State Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI (Old Brass Spittoon) BTN  MSU 40–31   71,048
September 28 3:30 p.m. Minnesota Purdue Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN ESPN2  MIN 38–31   50,629
September 28 7:30 p.m. No. 5 Ohio State Nebraska Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE ABC  OSU 48–7   89,759
Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.
Date Bye Week
September 28 Illinois

Week #6

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
October 5† 12:00 p.m. Purdue No. 12 Penn State Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA ESPN  PSU 35–7   106,536
October 5 12:00 p.m. Kent State No. 8 Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI ESPNU W 48–0   74,559
October 5† 12:00 p.m. No. 14 Iowa No. 19 Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI FOX  MI 10–3   111,519
October 5 12:00 p.m. Maryland Rutgers HighPoint.com StadiumPiscataway, NJ BTN  MD 48–7   30,185
October 5† 3:30 p.m. Illinois Minnesota TCF Bank StadiumMinneapolis, MN BTN  MINN 40–17   39,341
October 5† 4:00 p.m. Northwestern Nebraska Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE FOX  NEB 13–10   89,384
October 5† 7:30 p.m. No. 25-T Michigan State No. 4 Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH ABC  OSU 34–10   104,797
Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.
Date Bye Week
October 5 Indiana

Week #7

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
October 12† 12:00 p.m. Rutgers Indiana Memorial Stadium • Bloomington, IN BTN  IND 35–0   37,055
October 12 12:00 p.m. No. 16 Michigan Illinois Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL ABC  MICH 42–25   37,275
October 12† 12:00 p.m. Maryland Purdue Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN BTN  PUR 40–14   52,296
October 12† 3:30 p.m. Michigan State No. 8 Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI BTN  WIS 38–0   80,470
October 12 7:30 p.m. No. 10 Penn State No. 17 Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA ABC  PSU 17–12   69,034
October 12 7:30 p.m. Nebraska Minnesota TCF Bank StadiumMinneapolis, MN (MN-NEB Rivalry) FS1  MIN 34–7   43,502
Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.
Date Bye Week
October 12 Northwestern No. 3t Ohio State

Week #8

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
October 18 8:30 p.m. No. 4 Ohio State Northwestern Ryan Field • Evanston, IL BTN  OSU 52–3   47,330
October 19† 12:00 p.m. No. 6 Wisconsin Illinois Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL BTN  ILL 24–23   37,363
October 19† 12:00 p.m. Purdue No. 23 Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA ESPN2  IA 26–20   69,250
October 19 3:30 p.m. Indiana Maryland Maryland StadiumCollege Park, MD BTN  IND 34–28   32,606
October 19† 3:30 p.m. No. 20 Minnesota Rutgers HighPoint.com StadiumPiscataway, NJ BTN  MIN 42–7   26,429
October 19 7:30 p.m. No. 16 Michigan No. 7 Penn State Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA ABC  PSU 28–21   110,669
Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.
Date Bye Week
October 19 Michigan State Nebraska

Week #9

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
October 26† 12:00 p.m. No. 20 Iowa Northwestern Ryan Field • Evanston, IL ESPN2  IA 20–0   42,104
October 26 12:00 p.m. Illinois Purdue Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN (Purdue Cannon) BTN  ILL 24–6   58,735
October 26 12:00 p.m. Liberty Rutgers HighPoint.com StadiumPiscataway, NJ BTN W 44–34   23,058
October 26 12:00 p.m. No. 13 Wisconsin No. 3 Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH FOX  OSU 38–7   102,998
October 26 3:30 p.m. Maryland No. 17 Minnesota TCF Bank StadiumMinneapolis, MN ESPN  MIN 52–10   44,715
October 26 3:30 p.m. Indiana Nebraska Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE BTN  IND 38–31   89,317
October 26 3:30 p.m. No. 6 Penn State Michigan State Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI (Land Grant Trophy) ABC  PSU 28–7   70,298
October 26 7:30 p.m. No. 8 Notre Dame No. 19 Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI (UM-ND Rivalry) ABC W 45–14   111,909
Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Week #10

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
November 2† 12:00 p.m. No. 14 Michigan Maryland Maryland StadiumCollege Park, MD ABC  MICH 38–7   40,701
November 2 12:00 p.m. Nebraska Purdue Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN FOX  PUR 31–27   50,606
November 2 3:30 p.m. Rutgers Illinois Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL BTN  ILL 38–10   35,652
November 2 7:00 p.m. Northwestern Indiana Memorial Stadium • Bloomington, IN FS1  IU 34–3   40,924
Homecoming. #Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.
Date Bye Week
November 2 No. 19 Iowa Michigan State No. 13 Minnesota No. 3 Ohio State No. 5 Penn State No. 18 Wisconsin

Week #11

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
November 9 12:00 p.m. Purdue Northwestern Ryan Field • Evanston, IL BTN  PUR 24–22   37,194
November 9 12:00 p.m. Maryland No. 3 Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH FOX  OSU 73–14   101,022
November 9 12:00 p.m. No. 5 Penn State No. 13 Minnesota TCF Bank StadiumMinneapolis, MN (Governor's Victory Bell) ABC  MIN 31–26   51,883
November 9 3:30 p.m. Illinois Michigan State Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI FS1  ILL 37–34   63,370
November 9 4:00 p.m. No. 18 Iowa No. 16 Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI (Heartland Trophy) FOX  WIS 24–22   78,018
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.
Date Bye Week
November 9 Indiana No. 14 Michigan Nebraska Rutgers

Week #12

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
November 16 12:00 p.m. Massachusetts Northwestern Ryan Field • Evanston, IL BTN W 45–6   29,447
November 16 12:00 p.m. Michigan State No. 14 Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI (Paul Bunyan Trophy) FOX  MICH 44–10   111,496
November 16 12:00 p.m. No. 15 Wisconsin Nebraska Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE (Freedom Trophy) BTN  WIS 37–21   88,842
November 16 12:00 p.m. No. 24 Indiana No. 9 Penn State Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA ABC  PSU 34–27   106,323
November 16 3:30 p.m. No. 2 Ohio State Rutgers HighPoint.com StadiumPiscataway, NJ BTN  OSU 56–21   33,528
November 16 4:00 p.m. No. 7 Minnesota No. 23 Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA (Floyd of Rosedale) FOX  IA 23–19   67,518
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.
Date Bye Week
November 16 Illinois Maryland Purdue

Week #13

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
November 23 12:00 p.m. No. 9 Penn State No. 2 Ohio State Ohio StadiumColumbus, OH (rivalry) FOX  OSU 28–17   104,355
November 23 12:00 p.m. Illinois No. 19 Iowa Kinnick StadiumIowa City, IA BTN  IA 19–10   58,331
November 23 12:00 p.m. Michigan State Rutgers HighPoint.com StadiumPiscataway, NJ FS1  MSU 27–0   24,641
November 23 12:00 p.m. No. 11 Minnesota Northwestern Ryan Field • Evanston, IL ABC  MN 38–22   30,246
November 23 3:30 p.m. No. 12 Michigan Indiana Memorial Stadium • Bloomington, IN ESPN  MICH 39–14   43,671
November 23 3:30 p.m. Nebraska Maryland Maryland StadiumCollege Park, MD BTN  NEB 54–7   34,082
November 23 4:00 p.m. Purdue No. 14 Wisconsin Camp Randall StadiumMadison, WI FOX  WIS 45–24   70,747
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Week #14

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
November 29 2:30 p.m. No. 19 Iowa Nebraska Memorial Stadium • Lincoln, NE (Heroes Trophy) BTN  IA 27–24   89,039
November 30 12:00 p.m. No. 2 Ohio State No. 10 Michigan Michigan StadiumAnn Arbor, MI (The Game) FOX  OSU 56–27   112,071
November 30 12:00 p.m. Northwestern Illinois Memorial Stadium • Champaign, IL (Land of Lincoln Trophy) BTN  NW 29–10   35,895
November 30 12:00 p.m. Indiana Purdue Ross-Ade StadiumWest Lafayette, IN (Old Oaken Bucket) ESPN2  IU 44–41 2OT  55,338
November 30 3:30 p.m. Maryland Michigan State Spartan Stadium • East Lansing, MI FS1  MSU 19–16   51,366
November 30 3:30 p.m. No. 13 Wisconsin No. 9 Minnesota TCF Bank StadiumMinneapolis, MN (Paul Bunyan's Axe) ABC  WIS 38–17   53,756
November 30 3:30 p.m. Rutgers No. 12 Penn State Beaver StadiumUniversity Park, PA BTN  PSU 27–6   98,895
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Week #15 (Big Ten Championship Game)

Date Time Visiting team Home team Site TV Result Attendance
December 7 8:00 p.m. No. 2 Ohio State No. 10 Wisconsin Lucas Oil StadiumIndianapolis, IN FOX  OSU 34–21   66,649
#Rankings from AP Poll released prior to game. All times are in Eastern Time.

Postseason

Bowl games

Legend
  Big Ten win
  Big Ten loss
Bowl game Date Site Television Time (EST) Big Ten team Opponent Score Attendance
Pinstripe Bowl December 27 Yankee StadiumNew York, NY ESPN 3:20 p.m. Michigan State Wake Forest W 27–21 36,895
Holiday Bowl December 27 SDCCU StadiumSan Diego, CA FS1 8:00 p.m. #18 Iowa #22 USC W 49–24 50,123
Redbox Bowl December 30 Levi's StadiumSanta Clara, CA FOX 4:00 p.m. Illinois California L 20–35 34,177
Citrus Bowl January 1 Camping World StadiumOrlando, FL ABC 1:00 p.m. #17 Michigan #9t Alabama L 16–35 59,746
Outback Bowl January 1 Raymond James StadiumTampa, FL ESPN 1:00 p.m. #16 Minnesota #9t Auburn W 31–24 45,652
Gator Bowl January 2 TIAA Bank FieldJacksonville, FL ESPN 7:00 p.m. Indiana Tennessee L 22–23 61,789
New Year's Six Bowls
Cotton Bowl December 28 AT&T StadiumArlington, TX ESPN 12:00 p.m. #13 Penn State #15 Memphis W 53–39 54,828
Rose Bowl January 1 Rose Bowl StadiumPasadena, CA ESPN 5:00 p.m. #11 Wisconsin #7 Oregon L 27–28 90,462
College Football Playoff
Fiesta Bowl (Semifinal) December 28 State Farm StadiumGlendale, AZ ESPN 8:00 p.m. #2 Ohio State #3 Clemson L 23–29 71,330

Rankings are from CFP rankings. All times Eastern Time Zone. Big Ten teams shown in bold.

Big Ten records vs Other Conferences

2019–2020 records against non-conference foes:

Regular Season

Power 5 Conferences Record
ACC 2–1
Big 12 1–1
Pac-12 0–3
BYU/Notre Dame 1–0
SEC 1–0
Power 5 Total 5–5
Other FBS Conferences Record
American 5–1
C-USA 3–0
Independents (Excluding BYU and Notre Dame) 4–0
MAC 9–1
Mountain West 2–1
Sun Belt 2–0
Other FBS Total 25–3
FCS Opponents Record
Football Championship Subdivision 4–0
Total Non-Conference Record 34–8


Post Season

Power Conferences 5 Record
ACC 1–1
Big 12 0–0
Pac-12 1–2
BYU/Notre Dame 0–0
SEC 1–2
Power 5 Total 3–5
Other FBS Conferences Record
American 1–0
C–USA 0–0
Independents (Excluding Notre Dame) 0–0
MAC 0–0
Mountain West 0–0
Sun Belt 0–0
Other FBS Total 1–0
Total Bowl Record 4-5

Awards and honors

Player of the week honors

Week Offensive Defensive Special Teams Freshman
Player Position Team Player Position Team Player Position Team Player Position Team
Week 1 (Sept. 2) [22] Jonathan Taylor RB WIS Kenny Willekes DE MSU Logan Justus PK IU Michael Penix Jr. QB IU
Week 2 (Sept. 9) [23] Elijah Sindelar QB PUR Antoine Winfield Jr. DB MIN Drue Chrisman P OSU Zach Charbonnet RB MICH
Week 3 (Sept. 16) [24] Tyler Johnson WR MIN Joe Gaziano DL NW Keith Duncan K IA D. J. Johnson DB IA
J. K. Dobbins RB OSU Drake Anderson RB NW
Week 4 (Sept. 23) [25] Jonathan Taylor (2) RB WIS Joe Bachie LB MSU Blake Hayes P ILL Wan'Dale Robinson WR NEB
Week 5 (Sept. 30) [26] Tanner Morgan QB MIN Chris Orr LB WIS Jacob Herbers P MIN Michael Penix Jr. (2) QB IU
Sean Clifford QB PSU
Week 6 (Oct. 7) [27] Jonathan Taylor (3) RB WIS Aidan Hutchinson DL MICH Javon Leake KR MD Wan'Dale Robinson (2) WR NEB
Week 7 (Oct. 14) [28] Jack Plummer QB PUR Kamal Martin LB MIN Blake Gillikin P PSU David Bell WR PUR
Week 8 (Oct. 21) [29] K. J. Hamler WR PSU Jake Hansen LB ILL Casey O'Brien Holder MIN David Bell (2) WR PUR
Week 9 (Oct. 28) [30] J. K. Dobbins (2) RB OSU Chase Young DE OSU Blake Gillikin (2) P PSU Odafe Oweh DE PSU
Johnny Langan QB RUT
Week 10 (Nov. 4) [31] Stevie Scott III RB IU Dele Harding LB ILL Javon Leake (2) KR MD King Doerue RB PUR
Giles Jackson KR MICH
Week 11 (Nov. 11) [32] Josh Imatorbhebhe WR ILL Sydney Brown DB ILL J. D. Dellinger K PUR David Bell (3) WR PUR
Tanner Morgan QB MIN Antoine Winfield Jr. (2) DB MIN
Week 12 (Nov. 18) [33] Shea Patterson QB MICH A. J. Epenesa DE IA Chris Bergin LB NW Evan Hull RB NW
Jonathan Taylor (4) RB WIS Aron Cruickshank KR WIS
Week 13 (Nov. 25) [34] Shea Patterson (2) QB MICH Chase Young (2) DE OSU Keith Duncan (2) K IA David Bell (4) WR PUR
J. K. Dobbins (3) RB OSU
Week 14 (Dec. 2) [35] J. K. Dobbins (4) RB OSU A. J. Epenesa (2) DE IA Keith Duncan (3) K IA Coco Azema RB NW

Big Ten Individual Awards

The following individuals won the conference's annual player and coach awards:

Award Player School
Graham-George Offensive Player of the Year Justin Fields Ohio State
Nagurski-Woodson Defensive Player of the Year Chase Young Ohio State
Thompson-Randle El Freshman of the Year David Bell Purdue
Griese-Brees Quarterback of the Year Justin Fields Ohio State
Richter-Howard Receiver of the Year Rashod Bateman Minnesota
Ameche-Dayne Running Back of the Year Jonathan Taylor Wisconsin
Kwalick-Clark Tight End of the Year Brycen Hopkins Purdue
Rimington-Pace Offensive Lineman of the Year Tristan Wirfs Iowa
Smith-Brown Defensive Lineman of the Year Chase Young Ohio State
Butkus-Fitzgerald Linebacker of the Year Micah Parsons Penn State
Tatum-Woodson Defensive Back of the Year Antoine Winfield Jr. Minnesota
Bakken-Andersen Kicker of the Year Keith Duncan Iowa
Eddleman-Fields Punter of the Year Blake Hayes Illinois
Rodgers-Dwight Return Specialist of the Year Javon Leake Maryland
Hayes-Schembechler Coach of the Year (coaches vote) P. J. Fleck Minnesota
Dave McClain Coach of the Year (media vote) Ryan Day Ohio State
Dungy-Thompson Humanitarian Award J. J. Watt Wisconsin
Ford-Kinnick Leadership Award Doug Schlereth Indiana

All-Conference Teams

2019 Big Ten All-Conference Teams and Awards[36]

Position Player Team
First Team Offense (Coaches)
QB Justin Fields Ohio State
RB J. K. Dobbins Ohio State
RB Jonathan Taylor Wisconsin
WR Rashod Bateman Minnesota
WR Tyler Johnson Minnesota
TE Brycen Hopkins Purdue
C Tyler Biadasz Wisconsin
OG Ben Bredeson Michigan
OG Jonah Jackson Ohio State
OT Jon Runyan Jr. Michigan
OT Tristan Wirfs Iowa
First Team Defense (Coaches)
DL A. J. Epenesa Iowa
DL Joe Gaziano Northwestern
DL Chase Young Ohio State
DL Yetur Gross-Matos Penn State
LB Malik Harrison Ohio State
LB Micah Parsons Penn State
LB Zack Baun Wisconsin
DB Lavert Hill Michigan
DB Antoine Winfield Jr. Minnesota
DB Jordan Fuller Ohio State
DB Jeff Okudah Ohio State
First Team Special Teams (Coaches)
K Keith Duncan Iowa
P Blake Hayes Illinois
RS Javon Leake Maryland
Position Player Team
Second Team Offense (Coaches)
QB Tanner Morgan Minnesota
RB Stevie Scott III Indiana
RB Rodney Smith Minnesota
WR Whop Philyor Indiana
WR K. J. Hamler Penn State
TE Pat Freiermuth Penn State
C Cesar Ruiz Michigan
OG Wyatt Davis Ohio State
OG Steven Gonzalez Penn State
OT Branden Bowen Ohio State
OT Thayer Munford Ohio State
Second Team Defense (Coaches)
DL Kwity Paye Michigan
DL Carter Coughlin Minnesota
DL Kenny Willekes Michigan State
DL Shaka Toney Penn State
LB Khaleke Hudson Michigan
LB Josh Uche Michigan
LB Chris Orr Wisconsin
DB Geno Stone Iowa
DB Antoine Brooks Maryland
DB Lamar Jackson Nebraska
DB Damon Arnette Ohio State
Second Team Special Teams (Coaches)
K Logan Justus Indiana
P Adam Korsak Rutgers
RS Aron Cruickshank Wisconsin
Position Player Team
Third Team Offense (Coaches)
QB Shea Patterson Michigan
RB Reggie Corbin Illinois
RB Master Teague Ohio State
WR Chris Olave Ohio State
WR David Bell Purdue
TE Luke Farrell Ohio State
C Josh Myers Ohio State
OG Michael Onwenu Michigan
OG Blaise Andries Minnesota
OT Alex Palczewski Illinois
OT Alaric Jackson Iowa
Third Team Defense (Coaches)
DL Carlo Kemp Michigan
DL Raequan Williams Michigan State
DL Khalil Davis Nebraska
DL DaVon Hamilton Ohio State
DL Robert Windsor Penn State
LB Dele Harding Illinois
LB Paddy Fisher Northwestern
LB Cam Brown Penn State
DB Sydney Brown Illinois
DB Michael Ojemudia Iowa
DB Ambry Thomas Michigan
DB Shaun Wade Ohio State
Third Team Special Teams (Coaches)
K Blake Haubeil Ohio State
P Will Hart Michigan
RS Dre Brown Illinois

Coaches Honorable Mention: ILLINOIS: Kendrick Green, Jake Hansen, Doug Kramer; INDIANA: Peyton Hendershot, Caleb Jones, Micah McFadden, Tiawan Mullen, Simon Stepaniak, Haydon Whitehead; IOWA: Chauncey Golston, Cedrick Lattimore, Tyler Linderbaum, Ihmir Smith-Marsette, Nate Stanley, Kristian Welch; MARYLAND: Nick Cross, Dontay Demus Jr., Ayinde Eley, Keandre Jones, Javon Leake; MICHIGAN: Zach Charbonnet, Nico Collins, Nick Eubanks, Hassan Haskins, Aidan Hutchinson, Giles Jackson, Jalen Mayfield, Cameron McGrone, Sean McKeon, Josh Metellus, Donovan Peoples-Jones; MICHIGAN STATE: Joe Bachie, Elijah Collins, Jake Hartbarger, Mike Panasiuk, Josiah Scott, Antjuan Simmons, Cody White; MINNESOTA: Curtis Dunlap Jr., Coney Durr, Daniel Faalele, Kamal Martin, Conner Olson, Sam Renner, Sam Schlueter; NEBRASKA: Darrion Daniels, Brenden Jaimes, Dedrick Mills, JD Spielman; NORTHWESTERN: Blake Gallagher, Rashawn Slater, Travis Whillock; OHIO STATE: Tuf Borland, Baron Browning, Drue Chrisman, Jashon Cornell, K. J. Hill, Robert Landers, Pete Werner; PENN STATE: Tariq Castro-Fields, Sean Clifford, Will Fries, Blake Gillikin, K. J. Hamler, Jan Johnson, Michal Menet, Jake Pinegar, John Reid, Garrett Taylor, Lamont Wade; PURDUE: Derrick Barnes, J.D. Dellinger, Ben Holt, George Karlaftis, Matt McCann; RUTGERS: Tyshon Fogg; WISCONSIN: Logan Bruss, Eric Burrell, Quintez Cephus, Jake Ferguson, Matt Henningsen, Faion Hicks, Isaiahh Loudermilk, Cole Van Lanen.

Position Player Team
First Team Offense (Media)
QB Justin Fields Ohio State
RB J. K. Dobbins Ohio State
RB Jonathan Taylor Wisconsin
WR Rashod Bateman Minnesota
WR Tyler Johnson Minnesota
TE Brycen Hopkins Purdue
C Tyler Biadasz Wisconsin
OG Ben Bredeson Michigan
OG Wyatt Davis Ohio State
OT Tristan Wirfs Iowa
OT Jon Runyan Jr. Michigan
First Team Defense (Media)
DL A. J. Epenesa Iowa
DL Kenny Willekes Michigan State
DL Chase Young Ohio State
DL Yetur Gross-Matos Penn State
LB Dele Harding Illinois
LB Micah Parsons Penn State
LB Zack Baun Wisconsin
DB Lavert Hill Michigan
DB Antoine Winfield Jr. Minnesota
DB Jordan Fuller Ohio State
DB Jeff Okudah Ohio State
First Team Special Teams (Media)
K Keith Duncan Iowa
P Blake Hayes Illinois
RS Javon Leake Maryland
Position Player Team
Second Team Offense (Media)
QB Tanner Morgan Minnesota
RB Stevie Scott III Indiana
RB Rodney Smith Minnesota
WR K. J. Hamler Penn State
WR David Bell Purdue
TE Pat Freiermuth Penn State
C Josh Myers Ohio State
OG Jonah Jackson Ohio State
OG Steven Gonzalez Penn State
OT Thayer Munford Ohio State
OT Cole Van Lanen Wisconsin
Second Team Defense (Media)
DL Raequan Williams Michigan State
DL Carter Coughlin Minnesota
DL Joe Gaziano Northwestern
DL George Karlaftis Purdue
LB Paddy Fisher Northwestern
LB Malik Harrison Ohio State
LB Chris Orr Wisconsin
DB Michael Ojemudia Iowa
DB Josiah Scott Michigan State
DB Lamar Jackson Nebraska
DB Damon Arnette Ohio State
Second Team Special Teams (Media)
K Logan Justus Indiana
P Will Hart Michigan
RS Aron Cruickshank Wisconsin
Position Player Team
Third Team Offense (Media)
QB Shea Patterson Michigan
RB Reggie Corbin Illinois
RB Zach Charbonnet Michigan
RB Elijah Collins Michigan State
RB Master Teague Ohio State
WR Whop Philyor Indiana
WR Chris Olave Ohio State
TE Peyton Hendershot Indiana
C Cesar Ruiz Michigan
OG Simon Stepaniak Indiana
OG Blaise Andries Minnesota
OT Alaric Jackson Iowa
OT Branden Bowen Ohio State
Third Team Defense (Media)
DL Oluwole Betiku Jr. Illinois
DL Aidan Hutchinson Michigan
DL Kwity Paye Michigan
DL DaVon Hamilton Ohio State
LB Khaleke Hudson Michigan
LB Josh Uche Michigan
LB Joe Bachie Michigan State
DB Antoine Brooks Maryland
DB Josh Metellus Michigan
DB Shaun Wade Ohio State
DB Tariq Castro-Fields Penn State
Third Team Special Teams (Media)
K Blake Haubeil Ohio State
P Adam Korsak Rutgers
RS Donovan Peoples-Jones Michigan

Media Honorable Mention: ILLINOIS: Dre Brown, Sydney Brown, Kendrick Green, Stanley Green Jr., Jake Hansen, Nate Hobbs, Josh Imatorbhebhe, Doug Kramer, Jamal Milan, Alex Palczewski; INDIANA: Demarcus Elliott, Tiawan Mullen, Peyton Ramsey; IOWA: Chauncey Golston, Michael Sleep-Dalton, Tyler Linderbaum, Ihmir Smith-Marsette, Geno Stone, Kristian Welch; MARYLAND: Keandre Jones, Javon Leake, Ellis McKennie; MICHIGAN: Ronnie Bell, Nico Collins, Nick Eubanks, Jordan Glasgow, Hassan Haskins, Brad Hawkins, Giles Jackson, Cameron McGrone, Sean McKeon, Michael Onwenu, Donovan Peoples-Jones, Ambry Thomas; MICHIGAN STATE: Matt Coghlin, David Dowell, Jake Hartbarger, Mike Panasiuk, Antjuan Simmons, Cody White; MINNESOTA: Thomas Barber, Curtis Dunlap Jr., Coney Durr, Daniel Faalele, Kamal Martin, Conner Olson, Sam Renner, Sam Schlueter, Benjamin St-Juste; NEBRASKA: Mohammed Barry, Dicaprio Bootle, Khalil Davis, Brenden Jaimes, Dedrick Mills, Wan'Dale Robinson, JD Spielman, Cam Taylor-Britt; NORTHWESTERN: Blake Gallagher, Rashawn Slater, Jared Thomas; OHIO STATE: Tuf Borland, Baron Browning, Drue Chrisman, Jashon Cornell, Luke Farrell, K. J. Hill, Robert Landers, Pete Werner; PENN STATE: Cam Brown, Journey Brown, Sean Clifford, Will Fries, Blake Gillikin, K. J. Hamler, Jan Johnson, Michal Menet, Jake Pinegar, John Reid, Shaka Toney, Garrett Taylor, Lamont Wade, Robert Windsor; PURDUE: J.D. Dellinger, Ben Holt, Matt McCann, Cory Trice; RUTGERS: Tyshon Fogg, Willington Previlon; WISCONSIN: Logan Bruss, Eric Burrell, Quintez Cephus, Jack Coan, Jake Ferguson, Faion Hicks, Isaiahh Loudermilk, Rachad Wildgoose.

All-Americans

The 2019 College Football All-America Team is composed of the following College Football All-American first teams chosen by the following selector organizations: Associated Press (AP), Football Writers Association of America (FWAA), American Football Coaches Association (AFCA), Walter Camp Foundation (WCFF), The Sporting News (TSN), Sports Illustrated (SI), USA Today (USAT) ESPN, CBS Sports (CBS), FOX Sports (FOX) College Football News (CFN), Bleacher Report (BR), Scout.com, Phil Steele (PS), SB Nation (SB), Athlon Sports, Pro Football Focus (PFF), The Athletic, and Yahoo! Sports (Yahoo!).

Currently, the NCAA compiles consensus all-America teams in the sports of Division I-FBS football and Division I men's basketball using a point system computed from All-America teams named by coaches associations or media sources. The system consists of three points for a first-team honor, two points for second-team honor, and one point for third-team honor. Honorable mention and fourth team or lower recognitions are not accorded any points. Football consensus teams are compiled by position and the player accumulating the most points at each position is named first team consensus all-American. Currently, the NCAA recognizes All-Americans selected by the AP, AFCA, FWAA, TSN, and the WCFF to determine Consensus and Unanimous All-Americans. Any player named to the First Team by all five of the NCAA-recognized selectors is deemed a Unanimous All-American.[37][38]

Position Player School Selector Unanimous Consensus
First Team All-Americans
RB Jonathan Taylor Wisconsin AFCA, AP, Athletic, Athlon, ESPN, FWAA, Phil Steele, SI, TSN, WCFF * *
RB J. K. Dobbins Ohio State Athletic, Athlon, CBS, FWAA(AP), Phil Steele, USAT
C Tyler Biadasz Wisconsin AFCA, AP, Athletic, Athlon, CBS, ESPN, FWAA, Phil Steele, SI, TSN, USAT, WCFF * *
OG Wyatt Davis Ohio State AP, Athletic, Athlon, CBS, ESPN, TSN, USAT
OT Tristan Wirfs Iowa FWAA, Phil Steele, WCFF
DE Chase Young Ohio State AFCA, AP, Athletic, Athlon, CBS, ESPN, FWAA, Phil Steele, SI, TSN, USAT, WCFF * *
DE A. J. Epenesa Iowa Athletic
LB Micah Parsons Penn State AFCA, AP, Athlon, ESPN, SI, USAT
LB Zack Baun Wisconsin FWAA, Phil Steele, WCFF
CB Jeff Okudah Ohio State AFCA, AP, Athletic, Athlon, CBS, ESPN, FWAA, Phil Steele, SI, TSN, USAT, WCFF * *
S Antoine Winfield Jr. Minnesota AFCA, AP, Athletic, Athlon, CBS, ESPN, FWAA, Phil Steele, SI, TSN, USAT, WCFF * *
K Keith Duncan Iowa AP, Athletic, Athlon, FWAA, Phil Steele, TSN *
Position Player School Selector
Second Team All-Americans
QB Justin Fields Ohio State AFCA, AP, Athletic, Athlon, CBS, FWAA, Phil Steele, USAT, WCFF
RB Jonathan Taylor Wisconsin CBS, USAT
RB J.K. Dobbins Ohio State AFCA, AP, SI, TSN, WCFF
WR Rashod Bateman Minnesota Athlon, SI, USAT
TE Brycen Hopkins Purdue CBS, SI, TSN, USAT
TE Pat Freiermuth Penn State AFCA, Athletic
OG Wyatt Davis Ohio State AFCA, FWAA, Phil Steele, SI, WCFF
OG Ben Bredeson Michigan WCFF
OT Cole Van Lanen Wisconsin CBS
OT Tristan Wirfs Iowa AFCA, AP, Athletic, Athlon
DE A. J. Epenesa Iowa AFCA, AP, Athlon, CBS, SI, USAT, WCFF
DE Kenny Willekes Michigan State WCFF
LB Zack Baun Wisconsin AFCA, AP, Athletic, Athlon, CBS, TSN, USAT
LB Micah Parsons Penn State Athletic, CBS, FWAA, Phil Steele, TSN, WCFF
LB Chris Orr Wisconsin Phil Steele
S Jordan Fuller Ohio State CBS
K Keith Duncan Iowa AFCA, USAT, WCFF
KR Javon Leake Maryland Athlon
Position Player School Selector
Third Team All-Americans
WR Rashod Bateman Minnesota AP, Phil Steele
OG Jonah Jackson Ohio State AP
OG Ben Bredeson Michigan AP, Phil Steele
DE Yetur Gross-Matos Penn State Phil Steele
DE A. J. Epenesa Iowa Phil Steele
LB Malik Harrison Ohio State AP, Athlon
LB Dele Harding Illinois Phil Steele
KR Ihmir Smith-Marsette Iowa Athlon
KR Javon Leake Maryland Phil Steele
Position Player School Selector
Fourth Team All-Americans
TE Pat Freiermuth Penn State Phil Steele
OT Josh Myers Ohio State Phil Steele
S Lavert Hill Michigan Phil Steele

*Associated Press All-America Team (AP)
*Sports Illustrated All-America Team (SI)
*CBS Sports All-America Team (CBS)
*USA Today All-America Team (USAT)
*The Athletic All-America Team (Athletic)
*Walter Camp Football Foundation All-America Team (WCFF)
*ESPN All-America Team (ESPN)
*The Sporting News All-America Team (TSN)
*AFCA All-America Team (AFCA)
*FWAA All-America Team (FWAA)
*Athlon Sports All-America Team (Athlon)
*Phil Steele All-America Team (Phil Steele)


All–Academic

National award winners

2019 College Football Award Winners[39]

Doak Walker Award (Best Running Back)
Jonathan Taylor, Wisconsin

Chuck Bednarik Award (Best Defensive Player)
Chase Young, Ohio State

Nagurski Award (Best Defensive Player)
Chase Young, Ohio State

Rimington Trophy (Best Center)
Tyler Biadasz, Wisconsin

Burlsworth Trophy (Best Former Walk-On)
Kenny Willekes, Michigan State

Disney Spirit Award (Most Inspirational Player)
Casey O'Brien, Minnesota

Home attendance

Team Stadium Capacity Game 1 Game 2 Game 3 Game 4 Game 5 Game 6 Game 7 Total Average % of Capacity
Illinois Memorial Stadium 60,670 30,654 34,759 44,512 37,275 37,363 35,652 35,895 256,110 36,587 60.3%
Indiana Memorial Stadium 52,656 37,784 47,945 40,084 37,055 40,924 43,671 247,463 41,244 78.3%
Iowa Kinnick Stadium 69,250 69,250 61,808 63,706 69,034 69,250 67,518 58,331 458,897 65,557 94.7%
Maryland Maryland Stadium 51,802 32,761 33,493 53,228 32,606 40,701 34,082 226,871 37,812 73.0%
Michigan Michigan Stadium 107,601 110,811 111,747 110,662 111,519 111,909 111,496 112,071 780,215 111,459 103.6%
Michigan State Spartan Stadium 75,005 72,005 73,113 73,531 71,048 70,298 63,370 51,366 474,731 67,819 90.4%
Minnesota TCF Bank Stadium 50,805 [40] 49,112 41,021 39,341 43,502 44,715 51,883 53,756 323,330 46,190 90.9%
Nebraska Memorial Stadium 85,458 89,502 89,593 89,759 89,384 89,317 88,842 89,039 625,436 89,348 104.6%
Northwestern Ryan Field 47,130 37,714 40,114 47,330 42,104 29,447 30,246 37,194 264,149 37,736 80.1%
Ohio State Ohio Stadium 102,780 103,228 104,089 103,190 104,797 102,998 101,022 104,355 723,679 103,383 100.6%
Penn State Beaver Stadium 106,572 104,527 104,136 108,661 106,536 110,669 106,323 98,895 739,747 105,678 99.2%
Purdue Ross–Ade Stadium 57,236 50,506 60,037 50,629 52,296 58,735 50,606 55,338 378,147 54,021 94.4%
Rutgers SHI Stadium 52,454 40,515 32,217 30,185 26,429 23,058 33,528 24,641 210,573 30,082 57.3%
Wisconsin Camp Randall Stadium 80,321 74,437 80,245 76,825 74,559 80,470 78,018 70,747 535,301 76,472 95.2%

Bold – Exceed capacity
†Season High
‡Played at Soldier Field


2020 NFL Draft

The Big Ten had 48 players selected in the 2020 NFL Draft, which was second among all FBS conferences, trailing only the SEC who had 63 picks.

Team Round 1 Round 2 Round 3 Round 4 Round 5 Round 6 Round 7 Total
Illinois
Indiana 1 1
Iowa 1 1 1 2 5
Maryland 1 1 2
Michigan 1 1 1 2 5 10
Michigan State 1 1 2
Minnesota 1 2 2 5
Nebraska 1 1 2
Northwestern
Ohio State 3 1 3 1 2 10
Penn State 2 1 2 5
Purdue 1 1 2
Rutgers
Wisconsin 1 1 1 1 4
* = Compensatory Selections
Rnd. Pick No. NFL team Player Pos. College Conf. Notes
1 2 Washington Redskins Chase Young  DE Ohio State Big Ten
1 3 Detroit Lions Jeff Okudah  CB Ohio State Big Ten
1 13 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tristan Wirfs  OT Iowa Big Ten
1 19 Las Vegas Raiders Damon Arnette  CB Ohio State Big Ten
1 24 New Orleans Saints Cesar Ruiz  C Michigan Big Ten
2 38 Carolina Panthers Yetur Gross-Matos  DE Penn State Big Ten
2 41 Indianapolis Colts Jonathan Taylor  RB Wisconsin Big Ten
2 45 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Antoine Winfield Jr.  S Minnesota Big Ten
2 46 Denver Broncos K. J. Hamler  WR Penn State Big Ten
2 54 Buffalo Bills A. J. Epenesa  DE Iowa Big Ten
2 55 Baltimore Ravens J. K. Dobbins  RB Ohio State Big Ten
2 60 New England Patriots Josh Uche  LB Michigan Big Ten
3 73 Jacksonville Jaguars Davon Hamilton  DT Ohio State Big Ten
3 74 New Orleans Saints Zack Baun  LB Wisconsin Big Ten
3 75 Detroit Lions Jonah Jackson  OG Ohio State Big Ten
3 77 Denver Broncos Michael Ojemudia  CB Iowa Big Ten
3* 98 Baltimore Ravens Malik Harrison  LB Ohio State Big Ten
4 124 Pittsburgh Steelers Anthony McFarland Jr.  RB Maryland Big Ten
4 136 Los Angeles Rams Brycen Hopkins  TE Purdue Big Ten
from Green Bay via Miami and Houston [g]
4 137 Jacksonville Jaguars Josiah Scott  CB Michigan State Big Ten
4* 141 Houston Texans John Reid  CB Penn State Big Ten
from Miami [i]
4* 143 Baltimore Ravens Ben Bredeson  OG Michigan Big Ten
4* 146 Dallas Cowboys Tyler Biadasz  C Wisconsin Big Ten
5 161 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Tyler Johnson  WR Minnesota Big Ten
5 162 Washington Redskins Khaleke Hudson  LB Michigan Big Ten
5 166 Detroit Lions Quintez Cephus  WR Wisconsin Big Ten
5 175 Green Bay Packers Kamal Martin  LB Minnesota Big Ten
5 177 Kansas City Chiefs Michael Danna  DE Michigan Big Ten
6 182 New England Patriots Michael Onwenu  OG Michigan Big Ten
6 183 New York Giants Cameron Brown  LB Penn State Big Ten
6 187 Cleveland Browns Donovan Peoples-Jones  WR Michigan Big Ten
6 192 Green Bay Packers Jon Runyan Jr.  OG Michigan Big Ten
6 193 Indianapolis Colts Robert Windsor  DT Penn State Big Ten
6 194 Tampa Bay Buccaneers Khalil Davis  DT Nebraska Big Ten
6 198 Pittsburgh Steelers Antoine Brooks  S Maryland Big Ten
6 199 Los Angeles Rams Jordan Fuller  S Ohio State Big Ten
6 205 Minnesota Vikings Josh Metellus  S Michigan Big Ten
6 209 Green Bay Packers Simon Stepaniak  OG Indiana Big Ten
6* 213 Indianapolis Colts Jordan Glasgow  LB Michigan Big Ten
7 215 Cincinnati Bengals Markus Bailey  LB Purdue Big Ten
7 218 New York Giants Carter Coughlin  LB Minnesota Big Ten
7 219 Baltimore Ravens Geno Stone  S Iowa Big Ten
7 220 Los Angeles Chargers K. J. Hill  WR Ohio State Big Ten
7 225 Minnesota Vikings Kenny Willekes  DE Michigan State Big Ten
7 232 Pittsburgh Steelers Carlos Davis  DT Nebraska Big Ten
7 235 Detroit Lions Jashon Cornell  DT Ohio State Big Ten
from Philadelphia via New England [s]
7 244 Minnesota Vikings Nate Stanley  QB Iowa Big Ten
7* 247 New York Giants Chris Williamson  CB Minnesota Big Ten

Draft Notes

  1. ^ No. 13: multiple trades.
            No. 13: Indianapolis → San Francisco (PD). Indianapolis traded a first-round selection to San Francisco in exchange for defensive tackle DeForest Buckner.[Trade 1]
           San Francisco → Tampa Bay (D). San Francisco traded this first-round selection and a seventh-round selection (13th and 245th) to Tampa Bay in exchange for a first-round selection and a fourth-round pick (14th and 117th).[Trade 2]
  2. ^ No. 19: Chicago → Las Vegas (PD). Chicago traded first- and third-round selections as well as 2019 first- and sixth-round selections to Las Vegas, then based in Oakland, in exchange for outside linebacker Khalil Mack, a second-round selection, and a conditional fifth-round selection,[Trade 3] later converted into a seventh-round selection.
  3. ^ No. 41: Cleveland → Indianapolis (D). Cleveland traded a second-round selection (41st) to Indianapolis in exchange for a second- and a fifth-round selection (44th and 160th).[Trade 4]
  4. ^ No. 55: multiple trades.
           New England → Atlanta (PD). New England traded a second-round selection to Atlanta in exchange for wide receiver Mohamed Sanu.[Trade 5]
           Atlanta → Baltimore (PD). Atlanta traded New England's second-round selection and a fifth-round selection to Baltimore in exchange for tight end Hayden Hurst and a fourth-round pick.[Trade 6]
  5. ^ No. 60: Baltimore → New England (D). Baltimore traded second- and fourth-round selections (60th and 129th) to New England in exchange for two third--round selections (71st and 98th).[Trade 7]
  6. ^ No. 98: New England → Baltimore (D). See No. 60: Baltimore → New England.[Trade 7]
  7. ^ No. 136: multiple trades.
           Green Bay → Miami (D).        Miami → Houston (D). See #KindleyTrade
  8. ^ No. 137: multiple trades.
           San Francisco → Denver (PD). See #SandersTrade
  9. ^ No. 141: Miami → Houston (D). See #KindleyTrade
  10. ^ No. 146: Philadelphia → Dallas (D). Philadelphia traded a fourth-round selection (146th) to Dallas in exchange for a fifth-round selection (164th) and a 2021 fifth-round selection.[Trade 8]
  11. ^ No. 162: multiple trades.
           Pittsburgh → Seattle (PD). Pittsburgh traded a fifth-round selection to Seattle in exchange for tight end Nick Vannett.[Trade 9]
           Seattle → Washington (PD). Seattle traded Pittsburgh's fifth-round selection to Washington in exchange for cornerback Quinton Dunbar.[Trade 10]
  12. ^ No. 166: Philadelphia → Detroit (PD). See #SlayTrade
  13. ^ No. 182: multiple trades.
           Detroit → Indianapolis (D). See #JonahJacksonTrade
  14. ^ No. 187: Arizona → Cleveland (PD). Arizona traded a sixth-round selection to Cleveland in exchange for cornerback Jamar Taylor.[Trade 11]
  15. ^ No. 192: Las Vegas → Green Bay (PD). Las Vegas, then based in Oakland, traded a sixth-round selection to Green Bay in exchange for wide receiver Trevor Davis.[Trade 12]
  16. ^ No. 213: New England → Indianapolis (D). See #OnwenuTrade
  17. ^ No. 219: multiple trades.
           Miami → Minnesota (PD). Miami traded a seventh-round selection to Minnesota in exchange for offensive guard Danny Isidora.[Trade 13]
           Minnesota → Baltimore (D). See #MinnesotaBaltimore
  18. ^ No. 225: multiple trades.
           N.Y. Jets → Baltimore (PD). The New York Jets traded a conditional seventh-round selection to Baltimore in exchange for guard Alex Lewis.[Trade 14]
           Baltimore → Minnesota (D). See #MinnesotaBaltimore
  19. ^ No. 235: multiple trades.
           Philadelphia → New England (PD). See #BennettTrade
  20. ^ No. 241: multiple trades.
           Green Bay → Cleveland (PD). See #McCrayTrade
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Head coaches

Current through the completion of the 2019-20 season

Team Head coach Years at school Overall record Record at school B1G record
Illinois Lovie Smith 4 15–34 (.306) 15–34 (.306) 8–28 (.222)
Indiana Tom Allen* 3 18–20 (.474) 18–20 (.474) 9–18 (.333)
Iowa Kirk Ferentz 21 174–125 (.582) 162–104 (.609) 97–75 (.564)
Maryland Mike Locksley* 1 6–40 (.130) 4–14 (.222) 2–13 (.133)
Michigan Jim Harbaugh 5 105–44 (.705) 47–18 (.723) 32–12 (.727)
Michigan State Mark Dantonio 13 132–74 (.641) 114–57 (.667) 69–39 (.639)
Minnesota P. J. Fleck 3 53–37 (.589) 23–15 (.605) 12–15 (.444)
Nebraska Scott Frost 2 28–22 (.560) 9–15 (.375) 6–12 (.333)
Northwestern Pat Fitzgerald 14 99–79 (.556) 99–79 (.556) 57–59 (.491)
Ohio State Ryan Day* 1 16–1 (.941) 16–1 (.941) 10–0 (1.000)
Penn State James Franklin 6 80–38 (.678) 56–23 (.709) 34–18 (.654)
Purdue Jeff Brohm 3 47–31 (.603) 17–21 (.447) 12–15 (.444)
Rutgers Chris Ash 4 8–32 (.200) 8–32 (.200) 3–26 (.103)
Rutgers Nunzio Campanile* 1 1–7 (.125) 1–7 (.125) 0–7 (.000)
Wisconsin Paul Chryst 5 71–35 (.670) 52–16 (.765) 34–10 (.773)

* Tom Allen was hired to replace Kevin Wilson in December 2016 at Indiana and coached the Hoosiers in their 2016 bowl game, going 0–1.

* Mike Locksley served as interim head coach at Maryland in 2015 and coached for six games, going 1–5.[41]

* Ryan Day served as interim head coach at Ohio State for the first three games of the 2018 season while Urban Meyer served a three-game suspension and went 3–0.[42]

* Chris Ash was terminated as head coach at Rutgers on Sept. 29, 2019. Tight ends coach Nunzio Campanile was named interim coach for the remainder of the 2019 season. [43]

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