Indiana Football will open up their 2020 campaign at home against Penn State on Oct. 24 as part of the nine game conference scheduled announced by the Big Ten on Saturday.
The conference released the newest version of the conference schedule after they announced that football would resume for the league during the weekend of Oct. 23-24 earlier this week. The league also mentioned earlier that fans will not be permitted for attendance to games this season.
All league teams will play eight conference games and then teams will play the opponent that finished in the same spot of the opposite division standings. Week nine contests will play on Dec. 19 during the Big Ten’s Champions Week.
Indiana’s 2020 Football Schedule
- Oct. 24 vs. Penn State
- Oct. 31 at Rutgers
- Nov. 7 vs. Michigan
- Nov. 14 at Michigan State
- Nov. 21 at Ohio State
- Nov. 28 vs. Maryland
- Dec. 5 at Wisconsin
- Dec. 12 vs. Purdue
- Dec. 19 West Division Opponent (Big Ten Champions Week)
Indiana’s new schedule bares some similarities to the original schedule established before COVID-19. They play all of their opponents in the East Division in Penn State, Ohio State, Michigan State, Rutgers, Maryland and Michigan. The Hoosiers keep their road matchup against Wisconsin and the home game against Purdue. However, Illinois and Minnesota dropped from Indiana’s schedule.
Three of Indiana’s eight opponents ranked in the AP Preseason Top 25 in Ohio State (2nd), Penn State (7th) and Michigan (16th). The Hoosiers’ eight opponents finished with a combined record of 59-43 overall and 39-35 in the conference.
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