Tmee for the third power conference. One of three 14-team conferences that also inexplicably play an 8-game conference schedule. Let's take a look.
Illinois: Youngstown State, Western Kentucky, @ Washington, Texas State
Indiana: Indiana State, @ Bowling Green, @ Missouri, North Texas
Iowa: Northern Iowa, Ball State, Iowa State, @ Pittsburgh
Maryland: James Madison, @ South Florida, West Virginia, @ Syracuse
Michigan: Appalachian State, @ Notre Dame, Miami (OH), Utah
Michigan State: Jacksonville State, @ Oregon, Eastern Michigan, Wyoming
Minnesota: Eastern Illinois, Middle Tennessee, @ TCU, San Jose State
Nebraska: Florida Atlantic, McNeese State, @ Fresno State, Miami (FL)
Northwestern: California, Northern Illinois, Western Illinois, @ Notre Dame
Ohio State: @ Navy, Virginia Tech, Kent State, Cincinnati
Penn State: UCF*, Akron, Massachusetts, Temple
Purdue: Western Michigan, Central Michigan, Notre Dame*, Southern Illinois
Rutgers: @ Washington State, Howard, @ Navy, Tulane
Wisconsin: LSU*, Western Illinois, Bowling Green, South Florida
* denotes game played at neutral site
Nobody really stands out here, but I think I'd give Maryland the toughest schedule of the group. Penn State is my choice for easiest.
As a conference, they play 30.3% (17/56) of their games away from home.