With the season kicking off this Thursday, August 30th, it's time to look ahead at the schedule for this opening week of games.
Minnesota will be the first Big Ten team to battle on the gridiron, as they play Thursday evening. Michigan State plays Friday night, while the remaining 10 schools will be playing at some point on Saturday, September 1st.
Five Big Ten teams start the season ranked in the nation's top 18 spots, but both Michigan and Michigan State will be tested early as they take on Boise State and Alabama this weekend. While the Big Ten is not at the same level as the SEC as an entire conference, a Wolverine victory over the Crimson Tide could look very good for the conference.
Without further adieu, here is my game by game prediction for Week 1 of the college football season for B1G teams. Let the games begin!