We know the Big Ten is going to have plenty of special games this season, especially with Nebraska now in the picture. Most of those games will likely be in-conference games, but in this slideshow we will look at the top 10 non-conference matchups for the 2011 season.
Honorable Mention: Minnesota at USC (September 3rd)
This game was considered because it is USC after all. If USC was playing practically any other Big Ten school, it would have made the list, but let's face it, Minnesota just doesn't have what it takes to make this a competitive game.
USC beat Minnesota 32-21 last year at the new TCF Bank, but USC is a better team this year with QB Matt Barkley returning, and playing in southern California is going to make things real tough on the Golden Gophers.