Big Ten Predictions, Schedule, Game Previews, Lines, TV: Week 5

Big Ten college football predictions, schedule, game previews, lines and TV listings for Week 5 of the season.

Big Ten college football predictions, schedule, game previews, lines and TV listings for Week 5 of the season.


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Big Ten Predictions, Schedule, Game Previews, Lines, TV: Week 5

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Results So Far
Straight Up 38-11, ATS 28-20-1, o/u 33-16

Michigan at Iowa

12:00, FOX
Line: Michigan -10.5, o/u: 42.5

Purdue at Minnesota

12:00, ESPN2
Line: Minnesota -12.5, o/u: 53

Illinois at Wisconsin

12:00, BTN
Line: Wisconsin -7, o/u: 43.5

Rutgers vs Ohio State

3:30, BTN
Line: Ohio State -41, o/u: 60

Northwestern at Penn State

3:30, ESPN
Line: Penn State -26.5, o/u: 52

Michigan State at Maryland

3:30, FS1
Line: Maryland -8, o/u: 60.5

Indiana at Nebraska

7:30, BTN
Line: Nebraska -6.5, o/u: 60

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Minnesota vs Purdue Prediction, Game Preview

Minnesota vs Purdue game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 5 game on Saturday, October 1

Minnesota vs Purdue prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 5, Saturday, October 1


Minnesota vs Purdue How To Watch

Date: Saturday, October 1
Game Time: 12:00 ET
Venue: Huntington Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN
How To Watch: ESPN2
Record: Minnesota (4-0), Purdue (2-2)
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Minnesota vs Purdue Game Preview

Why Purdue Will Win

Purdue is going to bring the run defense.

It got hammered a bit by Florida Atlantic in the 28-26 win, but overall the defense is getting the job done – at least until the final moments against Penn State and Syracuse.

Minnesota for good and for bad has yet to be tested. It hasn’t faced any semblance of adversity, and Purdue has been through three tight games – it’s used to dealing with pressure.

The Boilermaker offensive line is playing well, it’s great in pass protection, and last week there was a little bit of a running game to go along with the three touchdown passes.

However …

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Why Minnesota Will Win

How healthy is Aidan O’Connell?

The Purdue starting quarterback wasn’t able to go against Florida Atlantic, and he’s questionable at best for this – the team isn’t saying what the injury is. Austin Burton wasn’t bad against FAU, but the passing game didn’t work nearly as well.

On the other side, the Minnesota offense has been a machine. It ended the Michigan State game before it could get started with a great balance, an efficient passing day – Tanner Morgan hit 23-of-26 passes and three scores – and with everything working well.

It was the first good team the Gophers have faced, and they rolled with ease. They’re No. 1 in the nation in third down conversions. No. 1 in third down D, No. 1 in time of possession, No. 1 in total defense, and No. 3 in total offense …

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What’s Going To Happen

Minnesota is playing really, really well.

Purdue struggled too much against Florida Atlantic, but the passing game will click against the Gophers. Michigan State was able to throw relatively well against the Minnesota D, but it didn’t matter. There wasn’t any Spartan ground game, and Purdue won’t be able to run, either.

Minnesota will need a quarter to get rolling, and then the offensive balance will kick in. It won’t be the breeze the first four games were, but there’s no complaining about 5-0.

CFN Expert Picks, Week 5

Minnesota vs Purdue Prediction, Line

Minnesota 34, Purdue 17
Line: Minnesota -12.5, o/u: 53
ATS Confidence out of 5: 3
Minnesota vs Purdue Must See Rating (out of 5): 3.5

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Big Ten Predictions, Schedule, Game Previews, Lines, TV: Week 4

Big Ten college football predictions, schedule, game previews, lines and TV listings for Week 4 of the season.

Big Ten college football predictions, schedule, game previews, lines and TV listings for Week 4 of the season.


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Results So Far
Straight Up 31-9, ATS 25-14-1, o/u 28-12

Chattanooga at Illinois

8:30, BTN
Line: Illinois -18.5, o/u: 40

Saturday, September 24

Maryland at Michigan

12:00, FOX
Line: Michigan -16.5, o/u: 65.5

Central Michigan at Penn State

12:00, BTN
Line: Penn State -27.5, o/u: 62.5

Indiana at Cincinnati

3:30, ESPN2
Line: Cincinnati -16.5, o/u: 57

Minnesota at Michigan State

3:30, BTN
Line: Minnesota -2.5, o/u: 51

Iowa at Rutgers

7:00, FS1
Line: Iowa -7.5, o/u: 34.5

Wisconsin at Ohio State

7:30, ABC
Line: Ohio State -19, o/u: 57

Miami University at Northwestern

7:30, BTN
Line: Northwestern -7, o/u: 49.5

Florida Atlantic at Purdue

7:30, BTN
Line: Purdue -19, o/u: 61

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Minnesota vs Michigan State Prediction, Game Preview

Minnesota vs Michigan State game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 4 game on Saturday, September 24

Minnesota vs Michigan State prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 4, Saturday, September 24


Minnesota vs Michigan State How To Watch

Date: Saturday, September 24
Game Time: 3:30 ET
Venue: Spartan Stadium, East Lansing, MI
How To Watch: BTN
Record: Minnesota (3-0), Michigan State (2-1)
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Minnesota vs Michigan State Game Preview

Why Minnesota Will Win

Since when did Minnesota become the Greatest Show on Turf?

No. 2 in the nation in total offense – behind Ohio State – No. 1 in time of possession, No. 2 in rushing offense, No. 1 in third down conversions, No. 7 in scoring, No. 9 in yards per completion, No. 4 in first downs …

And the defense is working, too.

No. 2 in the nation in total defense – behind James Madison, BTW – No. 4 in scoring D, No. 4 in pass D, No. 9 in run defense, No. 1 in third down stops, and …

Minnesota is playing well.

Granted, New Mexico State, Western Illinois, and Colorado play like they have seven guys on the field, but the Gophers have used them as warm-ups. They go Mohamed Ibrahim back up and going, Tanner Morgan and the passing game has been terrific, and this has been as strong a run as there’s been under PJ Fleck.

On the other side, Michigan State got exposed last week. That nation-worst-in-2021 pass defense that was supposedly fixed got hit for almost 400 yards by Michael Penix and Washington, the running game hit the wall, and …

CFN Expert Picks, Week 4

Why Michigan State Will Win

Washington is fantastic.

No, Michigan State isn’t 2021 awful against the pass, and yes, the running game is fine. The team still battled late to make it interesting in the 39-28 loss, and again, Washington is great.

Minnesota might be looking amazing, but to keep hammering this home, it played NOBODY so far. It did what you’re supposed to do against bad teams, but there’s a huge prove-it factor considering it hasn’t dealt with anyone who can run like the Spartans can and can take the ball away enough to matter.

For all of the good things the Golden Gophers are doing, they’re not generating takeaways, losing top WR Chris Autman-Bell for the season matters, and …

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What’s Going To Happen

Minnesota isn’t screwing up.

That’s the biggest takeaway from the easy first three games – the team is sharp even though it doesn’t have to be.

There have been just two turnovers and ten penalties in the three games, and it’s not going to start making the big mistakes in a game like this.

Michigan State will play better than it did in Seattle, but Minnesota will continue to dominate the time of possession battle – it’s holding the ball for a nation-leading 40 minutes per game so far – and it’ll survive a tough fight with a late, grinding drive to close it out.

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Minnesota vs Michigan State Prediction, Line

Minnesota 31, Michigan State 27
Line: Minnesota -2.5, o/u: 51
ATS Confidence out of 5: 2
Minnesota vs Michigan State Must See Rating (out of 5): 4

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Big Ten Predictions, Schedule, Game Previews, Lines, TV: Week 3

Big Ten schedule and previews for all of the Week 3 games of the 2022 season, highlighted by Penn State at Auburn, Michigan State at Washington, and Oklahoma at Nebraska

Big Ten college football predictions, schedule, game previews, lines and TV listings for Week 3 of the season.


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Results So Far
Straight Up 20-7, ATS 19-7-1, o/u 16-11

UConn at Michigan

12:00, ABC
Line: Michigan -46.5, o/u: 60

Oklahoma at Nebraska

12:00, FOX
Line: Oklahoma -11, o/u: 66.5

Purdue at Syracuse

12:00, ESPN2
Line: Purdue -1, o/u: 58.5

Southern Illinois at Northwestern

12:00, BTN
Line: Northwestern -13.5, o/u: 57

WKU at Indiana

12:00, BTN
Line: Indiana -6.5, o/u: 61.5

Rutgers at Temple

2:00, ESPN+
Line: Rutgers -17.5, o/u: 42.5

Colorado at Minnesota

3:30, ESPN2
Line: Minnesota -27.5, o/u: 46.5

New Mexico State at Wisconsin

3:30, BTN
Line: Wisconsin -37.5, o/u: 46.5

Penn State at Auburn

3:30, CBS
Line: Auburn -3, o/u: 46

Toledo at Ohio State

7:00, FOX
Line: Oho State -32, o/u: 61

Michigan State at Washington

7:30, ABC
Line: Washington -3.5, o/u: 56.5

Nevada at Iowa

7:30, BTN
Line: Iowa -23, o/u: 39

SMU at Maryland

7:30, FS1
Line: Maryland -3.5, o/u: 73

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Colorado vs Minnesota Prediction, Game Preview

Colorado vs Minnesota game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 3 game on Saturday, September 17

Colorado vs Minnesota prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 3, Saturday, September 17


Colorado vs Minnesota How To Watch

Date: Saturday, September 17
Game Time: 3:30 ET
Venue: Huntington Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN
How To Watch: ESPN2
Record: Colorado (0-2), Minnesota (2-0)
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Colorado vs Minnesota Game Preview

Why Colorado Will Win

So what’s working for Colorado at the moment?

Let’s just say it’s been a rocky 0-2 start to the season – losing to TCU and Air Force by a combined score of 79-23 – but the offensive line hasn’t been totally miserable when it comes to keeping the backfield clean, the three takeaways against Air Force were a start, and penalties haven’t been an issue.

More than anything else, the Buffaloes need Minnesota to show up with one of the flaky performances it has once in a while under PJ Fleck.

Last year the Gophers pitched an almost perfect game a 30-0 win over Colorado, and followed it up with a 14-10 clunker of a loss to Bowling Green.

There were plenty of struggles to start out 2019, the 2018 team had a hard time against Fresno State, and the 2017 squad had a hard time getting going against Buffalo.

The pressure is off Colorado. No one is expecting anything, Minnesota is suppose to win in a rout, and …

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Why Minnesota Will Win

If the Minnesota running game works like it’s supposed to, forget it.

Air Force is an outlier with its style – it ran for 435 yards and five touchdowns last week – but TCU gashed the Colorado defensive front in massive chunks, averaging over nine yards per carry.

Obliterating New Mexico State and Western Illinois isn’t anything to get chirpy about, but again, under Fleck those games aren’t always the layups they’re supposed to be.

However, the passing game has been fantastic, the ground game has pounded its way to over 600 yards and 12 scores in the two games, and it should all work against a Buffalo defense that has yet to show a thing.

That, and …

Week 3 Schedule, Predictions, Game Preview

What’s Going To Happen

The Colorado offense isn’t having a whole lot of fun, either.

Karl Dorrell is a good football coach and there are too many decent players for the team to be this awful. It’ll come up with a few early scores to make it look like something is about to turn, and then Minnesota will go on a pounding scoring march. And then another, and then another.

There’s no getting cute here. The Gophers will win on brute force.

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Colorado vs Minnesota Prediction, Line

Minnesota 37, Colorado 13
Line: Minnesota -27.5, o/u: 46.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 1.5
Colorado vs Minnesota Must See Rating (out of 5): 2

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Minnesota vs Western Illinois Prediction, Game Preview

Minnesota vs Western Illinois game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 2 game on Saturday, September 10

Minnesota vs Western Illinois prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 2, Saturday, September 10


Minnesota vs Western Illinois How To Watch

Date: Saturday, September 10
Game Time: 12:00 ET
Venue: Huntington Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN
How To Watch: BTN
Record: Minnesota (1-0), Western Illinois (0-1)
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Minnesota vs Western Illinois Game Preview

Why Western Illinois Will Win

The Leathernecks have a few playmakers who can make the Minnesota defense work.

The passing game is strong – Neseim Brantley is coming off a six-catch, 171-yard, three touchdown day in the 42-25 loss to UT Martin – with big plays and downfield throws there.

The O has to take its shots. Minnesota might be on letdown alert with Colorado and Michigan State up next, but …

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Why Minnesota Will Win

Western Illinois has a shaky run defense and isn’t going to be big on the time of possession battle this season.

Uh oh.

UT Martin came up with good run after good run on the way to 260 yards averaging six yards per pop. The Minnesota ground game was fine against New Mexico State in the 38-0 win – it was more workmanlike than sensational – but it controlled the game throughout.

The Golden Gophers had the ball for close to 45 minutes, the defense pitched a gem, and …

Week 2 Schedule, Predictions, Game Preview

What’s Going To Happen

The goal here will be to get the Minnesota passing game going fast and get to the twos as soon as humanly possible.

The program has a way of taking it easy here and there against the lightweights, but the defense appears to be looking to make a statement early on – at least it played that was against NMSU.

If it seems like the Minnesota offense is always on the field, it’s because it will be.

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Minnesota vs Western Illinois Prediction, Line

Minnesota 41, Western Illinois 10
Line: TBA, o/u: TBA
ATS Confidence out of 5: TBA
Minnesota vs Western Illinois Must See Rating (out of 5): 1.5

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Big Ten Predictions, Schedule, Game Previews, Lines, TV: Week 2

Big Ten schedule and previews for all of the Week 2 games of the 2022 season, highlighted by Iowa State at Iowa and Washington State at Wisconsin.

Big Ten college football predictions, schedule, game previews, lines and TV listings for Week 2 of the season.


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Results So Far
Straight Up 11-2, ATS 9-3-1, o/u 7-6

Arkansas State at Ohio State

12:00, BTN
Line: Ohio State -44 o/u: 68.5

Duke at Northwestern

12:00, FS1
Line: Northwestern -10, o/u: 56.5

Ohio at Penn State

12:00, ABC
Line: Penn State -24.5, o/u: 53.5

Western Illinois at Minnesota

12:00, BTN
Line: Minnesota -37.5, o/u: 56.5

Maryland at Charlotte

3:30, Stadium
Line: Maryland -27.5, o/u: 66.5

Washington State at Wisconsin

3:30, FOX
Line: Wisconsin -17.5, o/u: 46.5

Akron at Michigan State

4:00, BTN
Line: Michigan State -34.5, o/u: 56

Indiana State at Purdue

4:00, BTN
Line: Purdue -35, o/u: 49.5

Iowa State at Iowa

4:00, BTN
Line: Iowa -3.5, o/u: 41

Virginia at Illinois

4:00, ESPNU
Line: Illinois -5, o/u: 53.5

Wagner at Rutgers

4:00, BTN
Line: TBA, o/u: TBA

Georgia Southern at Nebraska

7:30, FS1
Line: Nebraska -22, o/u: 60

Hawaii at Michigan

8:00, BTN
Line: Michigan -50, o/u: 65

Idaho at Indiana

8:00, BTN
Line: Indiana -22.5, o/u: 54

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Minnesota vs New Mexico State Prediction, Game Preview

Minnesota vs New Mexico State game preview, prediction, and breakdown for the Week 1 game on Thursday, September 1

Minnesota vs New Mexico State prediction, game preview, how to watch. Week 1, Thursday, September 1


Minnesota vs New Mexico State How To Watch

Date: Thursday, September 1
Game Time: 9:00 ET
Venue: Huntington Bank Stadium, Minneapolis, MN
How To Watch: BTN
Record: Minnesota (0-0), New Mexico State (0-1)
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Minnesota vs New Mexico State Game Preview

Why New Mexico State Will Win

The Aggies already have a warm-up game under their belt.

They weren’t bad in the 23-12 loss to Nevada – the defense did a nice job of holding up, was solid against the Wolf Pack passing game – there wasn’t anything happening deep – and was in it until late.

Former Gopher head coach Jerry Kill is facing his old program, and his team will try to replace the same style with a tough running game that controls the clock. That didn’t work against Nevada, but that’s still the goal.

Minnesota has no problem grinding games down a bit, and that might fit into New Mexico State’s plan to make this a battle.

Minnesota’s defense didn’t come up with enough plays in the backfield last season, but …

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Why Minnesota Will Win

The Gophers should be a rock against the run.

A few transfers are helping out the established starters, and it should all work against a New Mexico State offense that’s going to try pounding away, but will struggle to get too much going. The Aggies managed just 3.4 yards per carry against Nevada, and they’re not going to have the passing attack to open it up deep.

The focus will be on the other side and the return of RB Mohamad Ibrahim from a torn Achilles tendon. He and Trey Potts should be able to rumble at will as the revamped offensive line gets time to jell.

New Mexico State’s front three should be better, but it has a long way to go after allowing close to 200 rushing yards per game. It gave up 170 yards to the 1-2 punt of Toa Tau and Devonte Lee, and now it’s about to get hit a whole lot harder.

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What’s Going To Happen

Will Minnesota show up?

It almost always wins the layup non-conference games under PJ Fleck – the gack against Bowling Green last season was the exception – but it has a weird way of needing to work WAY too hard in games that should be easy.

It struggled against Miami University last year, had to push to get by South Dakota State, Fresno State, and Georgia Southern in 2019, and …

It beat New Mexico State 48-10 in 2018. There won’t be a problem here with the balanced offense taking over after two drives.

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Minnesota vs New Mexico State Prediction, Line

Minnesota 44, New Mexico State 10
Line: Minnesota -36.5, o/u: 53.5
ATS Confidence out of 5: 1.5

Minnesota vs New Mexico State Must See Rating: 2

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How good are all of the Big Ten head coaches against the spread? Going from best to worst, here’s who covers and who doesn’t.


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1. Bret Bielema, Illinois

ATS Record (since 2021)

ATS Overall: 7-4-1 (62.5%)
On Extra Rest: 2-0
vs. Ranked: 2-0
After Win: 1-3
After Loss: 5-1-1
Home: 3-3-1
Road: 4-1
Favorite: 1-1-1
Underdog: 6-3
Home Favorite: 1-1-1
Home Dog: 2-2
Road Favorite: 0-0
Road Dog: 4-1
vs. Conference: 7-2
Non-conference: 0-2-1

Over/Under (to the over)

Overall: 3-8-1
On Extra Rest: 1-1
vs. Ranked: 1-1
Home: 2-4-1
Road: 1-4
Favorite: 2-1
Underdog: 1-7-1
Home Favorite: 2-1
Home Dog: 0-3-1
Road Favorite: 0-0
Road Dog: 1-4
Conference: 2-6-1
Non-conference: 1-2

2. Jeff Brohm, Purdue

ATS Record (since 2017)

ATS Overall: 33-24 (57.9%)
On Extra Rest: 7-3
vs. Ranked: 10-4
After Win: 14-12
After Loss: 16-10
Home: 16-14
Road: 13-9
Favorite: 13-16
Underdog: 19-8
Home Favorite: 8-10
Home Dog: 8-4
Road Favorite: 4-6
Road Dog: 8-3
vs. Conference: 23-19
Non-conference: 10-5

Over/Under (to the over)

Overall: 25-31-1
On Extra Rest: 6-4
vs. Ranked: 5-9
Home: 16-13-1
Road: 6-16
Favorite: 13-16
Underdog: 11-15-1
Home Favorite: 10-8
Home Dog: 6-5-1
Road Favorite: 3-7
Road Dog: 2-9
Conference: 18-23-1
Non-conference: 7-8

3. PJ Fleck, Minnesota

ATS Record (since 2017)

ATS Overall: 32-23-3 (57.8%)
On Extra Rest: 7-3
vs. Ranked: 5-6-1
After Win: 20-11-1
After Loss: 11-9-1
Home: 16-14-1
Road: 13-9-2
Favorite: 13-11-2
Underdog: 18-12-1
Home Favorite: 8-9
Home Dog: 7-5-1
Road Favorite: 4-2-2
Road Dog: 9-7
vs. Conference: 23-18-2
Non-conference: 9-5-1

Over/Under (to the over)

Overall: 30-27-1
On Extra Rest: 7-3
vs. Ranked: 7-5
Home: 15-15-1
Road: 14-10
Favorite: 13-12-1
Underdog: 17-14
Home Favorite: 6-10-1
Home Dog: 9-4
Road Favorite: 7-1
Road Dog: 7-9
Conference: 24-18-1
Non-conference: 6-9

4. Mel Tucker, Michigan State

ATS Record (since 2020)

ATS Overall: 11-8-1 (57.5%)
On Extra Rest: 3-1
vs. Ranked: 5-3
After Win: 6-5-1
After Loss: 4-2
Home: 5-4-1
Road: 5-4
Favorite: 5-3-1
Underdog: 6-5
Home Favorite: 2-2-1
Home Dog: 3-2
Road Favorite: 2-1
Road Dog: 3-3
vs. Conference: 8-8
Non-conference: 3-0-1

Over/Under (to the over)

Overall: 12-8
On Extra Rest: 3-1
vs. Ranked: 3-5
Home: 8-2
Road: 4-5
Favorite: 5-4
Underdog: 7-4
Home Favorite: 4-1
Home Dog: 4-1
Road Favorite: 1-2
Road Dog: 3-3
Conference: 10-6
Non-conference: 2-2

5. Ryan Day, Ohio State

ATS Record (since 2019)

ATS Overall: 19-15-1 (55.7%)
On Extra Rest: 5-4
vs. Ranked: 6-10
After Win: 18-12
After Loss: 0-2
Home: 10-7
Road: 8-3-1
Favorite: 18-13-1
Underdog: 1-2
Home Favorite: 10-7
Home Dog: 0-0
Road Favorite: 8-3-1
Road Dog: 0-0
vs. Conference: 15-9-1
Non-conference: 4-6

Over/Under (to the over)

Overall: 20-14-1
On Extra Rest: 6-3
vs. Ranked: 6-9-1
Home: 8-9
Road: 9-2-1
Favorite: 18-13-1
Underdog: 2-1
Home Favorite: 8-9
Home Dog: 0-0
Road Favorite: 9-2-1
Road Dog: 0-0
Conference: 14-10-1
Non-conference: 6-4

6. James Franklin, Penn State

ATS Record (since 2014)

ATS Overall: 53-46-2 (53.5%)
On Extra Rest: 8-9
vs. Ranked: 15-16
After Win: 42-21
After Loss: 7-21-2
Home: 29-24-1
Road: 18-18-1
Favorite: 39-34-2
Underdog: 14-12
Home Favorite: 25-20-1
Home Dog: 4-4
Road Favorite: 12-12-1
Road Dog: 6-6
vs. Conference: 35-34-2
Non-conference: 18-12

Over/Under (to the over)

Overall: 49-51-1
On Extra Rest: 10-7
vs. Ranked: 19-11-1
Home: 25-28-1
Road: 16-21
Favorite: 37-38
Underdog: 12-13-1
Home Favorite: 22-24
Home Dog: 3-4-1
Road Favorite: 11-14
Road Dog: 5-7
Conference: 30-40-1
Non-conference: 19-11

7. Kirk Ferentz, Iowa

ATS Record (since 1999)

ATS Overall: 123-107-6 (53.4%)
On Extra Rest: 21-17
vs. Ranked: 25-18-3
After Win: 75-69-2
After Loss: 39-30-4
Home: 64-57-2
Road: 48-41-2
Favorite: 77-70-1
Underdog: 42-35-5
Home Favorite: 50-50
Home Dog: 12-6-2
Road Favorite: 24-17-1
Road Dog: 22-23-1
vs. Conference: 81-73-5
Non-conference: 42-34-1

Over/Under (to the over)

Overall: 106-121-4
On Extra Rest: 17-16-1
vs. Ranked: 22-24
Home: 56-59-3
Road: 40-50-1
Favorite: 66-73-4
Underdog: 36-46
Home Favorite: 45-47-3
Home Dog: 9-11
Road Favorite: 20-21-1
Road Dog: 18-28
Conference: 76-82-1
Non-conference: 30-39-3

8. Paul Chryst, Wisconsin

ATS Record (since 2015)

ATS Overall: 45-41-2 (52.3%)
On Extra Rest: 6-8
vs. Ranked: 12-17-1
After Win: 30-28-1
After Loss: 11-10-1
Home: 19-24-1
Road: 21-11
Favorite: 37-35-2
Underdog: 8-5
Home Favorite: 18-24-1
Home Dog: 1-0
Road Favorite: 18-7
Road Dog: 3-3
vs. Conference: 31-30-1
Non-conference: 14-11-1

Over/Under (to the over)

Overall: 40-47-1
On Extra Rest: 9-5
vs. Ranked: 12-18
Home: 20-23-1
Road: 15-17
Favorite: 36-37-1
Underdog: 4-9
Home Favorite: 19-23-1
Home Dog: 1-0
Road Favorite: 13-12
Road Dog: 2-4
Conference: 29-32-1
Non-conference: 11-15

9. Jim Harbaugh, Michigan

ATS Record (since 2015)

ATS Overall: 43-41-1 (51.2%)
On Extra Rest: 5-8
vs. Ranked: 15-17
After Win: 32-28
After Loss: 7-10-1
Home: 25-20
Road: 15-16-1
Favorite: 37-32-1
Underdog: 6-9
Home Favorite: 22-17
Home Dog: 3-3
Road Favorite: 12-12-1
Road Dog: 3-4
vs. Conference: 32-27-1
Non-conference: 11-14

Over/Under (to the over)

Overall: 50-35
On Extra Rest: 8-5
vs. Ranked: 22-10
Home: 24-21
Road: 20-12
Favorite: 39-31
Underdog: 11-4
Home Favorite: 18-21
Home Dog: 6-0
Road Favorite: 15-10
Road Dog: 5-2
Conference: 38-22
Non-conference: 12-13

10. Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern

ATS Record (since 2006)

ATS Overall: 97-95-3 (50.5%)
On Extra Rest: 14-11
vs. Ranked: 22-19-2
After Win: 46-49-3
After Loss: 42-40
Home: 43-55-2
Road: 45-34-1
Favorite: 37-47-1
Underdog: 58-45-2
Home Favorite: 24-33
Home Dog: 19-19-2
Road Favorite: 11-13-1
Road Dog: 33-21
vs. Conference: 69-63-2
Non-conference: 28-32-1

Over/Under (to the over)

Overall: 76-113-5
On Extra Rest: 13-12
vs. Ranked: 18-23-2
Home: 34-63-2
Road: 35-42-3
Favorite: 28-54-2
Underdog: 46-56-3
Home Favorite: 15-40-1
Home Dog: 18-21-1
Road Favorite: 12-12-1
Road Dog: 22-30-2
Conference: 58-72-4
Non-conference: 18-41-1

11. Greg Schiano, Rutgers

ATS Record (since 2020)

ATS Overall: 11-11 (50%)
On Extra Rest: 2-2
vs. Ranked: 2-4
After Win: 3-5
After Loss: 6-6
Home: 3-8
Road: 8-2
Favorite: 4-3
Underdog: 7-8
Home Favorite: 2-2
Home Dog: 1-6
Road Favorite: 2-1
Road Dog: 6-1
vs. Conference: 8-10
Non-conference: 3-1

Over/Under (to the over)

Overall: 10-12
On Extra Rest: 1-3
vs. Ranked: 3-3
Home: 7-4
Road: 3-7
Favorite: 3-4
Underdog: 7-8
Home Favorite: 3-1
Home Dog: 4-3
Road Favorite: 0-3
Road Dog: 3-4
Conference: 8-10
Non-conference: 2-2

12. Scott Frost, Nebraska

ATS Record (since 2018)

ATS Overall: 21-23 (47.7%)
On Extra Rest: 1-6
vs. Ranked: 7-6
After Win: 6-8
After Loss: 15-11
Home: 10-14
Road: 11-9
Favorite: 9-15
Underdog: 12-8
Home Favorite: 7-10
Home Dog: 3-4
Road Favorite: 2-5
Road Dog: 9-4
vs. Conference: 17-18
Non-conference: 4-5

Over/Under (to the over)

Overall: 19-23-2
On Extra Rest: 3-4
vs. Ranked: 7-6
Home: 11-13
Road: 8-10-2
Favorite: 10-12-2
Underdog: 9-11
Home Favorite: 7-10
Home Dog: 4-3
Road Favorite: 3-2-2
Road Dog: 5-8
Conference: 17-16-2
Non-conference: 2-7

13. Tom Allen, Indiana

ATS Record (since 2017)

ATS Overall: 26-30-1 (46.5%)
On Extra Rest: 6-2
vs. Ranked: 9-13-1
After Win: 16-9-1
After Loss: 9-17
Home: 13-14-1
Road: 12-14
Favorite: 14-12
Underdog: 12-18-1
Home Favorite: 10-3
Home Dog: 3-11-1
Road Favorite: 4-7
Road Dog: 8-7
vs. Conference: 19-23-1
Non-conference: 7-7

Over/Under (to the over)

Overall: 30-27
On Extra Rest: 4-4
vs. Ranked: 14-9
Home: 15-13
Road: 15-11
Favorite: 10-16
Underdog: 20-11
Home Favorite: 3-10
Home Dog: 12-3
Road Favorite: 7-4
Road Dog: 8-7
Conference: 25-18
Non-conference: 5-9

14. Mike Locksley, Maryland

ATS Record (since 2019)

ATS Overall: 12-18 (40%)
On Extra Rest: 1-5
vs. Ranked: 1-10
After Win: 5-6
After Loss: 5-11
Home: 7-8
Road: 4-10
Favorite: 6-5
Underdog: 6-13
Home Favorite: 4-2
Home Dog: 3-6
Road Favorite: 1-3
Road Dog: 3-7
vs. Conference: 6-17
Non-conference: 6-1

Over/Under (to the over)

Overall: 15-15
On Extra Rest: 1-5
vs. Ranked: 7-4
Home: 8-7
Road: 6-8
Favorite: 6-5
Underdog: 9-10
Home Favorite: 4-2
Home Dog: 4-5
Road Favorite: 1-3
Road Dog: 5-5
Conference: 11-12
Non-conference: 4-3

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