The 2017 Big Ten football schedule kicks off in epic fashion with Florida vs. Michigan at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, on Saturday, Sept. 2. While that's one of the best non-conference games all season and one that should impact the College Football Playoff race, the real Big Ten fireworks don't start until a week later.
A week after facing the Gators, Michigan returns home on Sept. 9 to face Cincinnati and first-year head coach Luke Fickell, a former longtime Ohio State assistant. Pittsburgh at Penn State and Nebraska at Oregon are among other notable games in Week 2.
The gigantic slate is headlined by Oklahoma-Ohio State, a rematch of last year's Week 3 game that the Buckeyes dominated, 45-24. Ohio State went on to the College Football Playoff and Oklahoma didn't lose another game the rest of the season.
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Take a look at the full Big Ten schedule and pray you don't have a wedding on Saturday, Sept. 9.
|Friday, Sept. 8||Ohio at Purdue||8 p.m. ET|
|Saturday, Sept. 9||Cincinnati at Michigan||12 p.m. ET|
|Saturday, Sept. 9||Northwestern at Duke||12 p.m. ET|
|Saturday, Sept. 9||Pittsburgh at Penn State||3:30 p.m. ET|
|Saturday, Sept. 9||Oklahoma at Ohio State||8 p.m. ET|
|Saturday, Sept. 9||Minnesota at Oregon State||10 p.m. ET|
|Saturday, Sept. 9||Nebraska at Oregon||TBD|
|Saturday, Sept. 9||Western Michigan at Michigan State||TBD|
|Saturday, Sept. 9||Iowa at Iowa State||TBD|
|Saturday, Sept. 9||Florida Atlantic at Wisconsin||TBD|
|Saturday, Sept. 9||Indiana at Virginia||TBD|
|Saturday, Sept. 9||Western Kentucky at Illinois||TBD|
|Saturday, Sept. 9||Eastern Michigan at Rutgers||TBD|
|Saturday, Sept. 9||Towson at Maryland||TBD|