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Ohio State vs. Wisconsin game time, details
Ohio State will battle Wisconsin in the Big Ten title game for the third time since 2014. Ohio State is 2-0 against the Badgers in Indianapolis. The Buckeyes will play their first same-season rematch since 1975, when they split two games with UCLA in the regular season and Rose Bowl. Ohio State is 60-18-5 all time against the Badgers. The Buckeyes are playing for their 38th Big Ten title.
Time: 8 p.m. ET
Date: Saturday, Dec. 7
Location: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis, Indiana (capacity: 67,000)
TV Channel: FOX
The line: The Buckeyes are a 16.5-point favorite, per VegasInsider.com
Over/under: 56.5 points
Buckeyes at full strength for Big Ten title defense
There will be no doubt before kickoff this week: Ohio State is going to have the entire starting lineup available with a championship on the line.
That doesn’t necessarily mean the Buckeyes are all at full speed, especially with Justin Fields still feeling pain due to an MCL sprain. But the Buckeyes will regain one of their top defenders when Shaun Wade suits up for them against Wisconsin with the Big Ten title on the line.
Wade was absent from the availability report, which was released by the program Friday. All hands are on deck for the Buckeyes as they battle Wisconsin for the second time this season. If Ohio State can win, it’ll likely lock up the top seed in the College Football Playoff. The Buckeyes will do so with their full starting lineup.
Here’s the full availability report, making note that Ohio State doesn’t differentiate between injuries or disciplinary matters:
WR Kamryn Babb
RB Marcus Crowley
OL Gavin Cupp
DL Noah Donald
WR Ellijah Gardiner
DB Ronnie Hickman
WR C.J. Saunders
DT Taron Vincent
Bold Predictions for Big Ten title game
What can be expected of No. 1 Ohio State as it heads to Indianapolis to defend its Big Ten crown? Which superstars will make the biggest difference for Ohio State? Can the Buckeyes stop Jonathan Taylor for a second time this season? Will Justin Fields create a Heisman moment similar to last week? The Lettermen Row staff passed out five bold predictions ahead of the Big Ten championship game. Here’s what our staff predicted to see.
Miss any of our coverage so far this week?
- Five Questions as unbeaten Buckeyes roll into Big Ten title game
- Healthy, ‘ready to roll’ Shaun Wade raises ceiling for Buckeyes defense
- Two-time winner Archie Griffin evaluates Heisman race, Ohio State season
- BuckIQ: Garrett Wilson builds momentum, ready to boost Ohio State title push
- Buckeyes secondary depth passes big test, building bright future
- What We Learned as Ryan Day, Buckeyes prep for Wisconsin rematch
- What B1G defensive awards got right, wrong for Buckeyes
- What B1G offensive awards got right, wrong for Buckeyes
- CFP Reaction: Ohio State dominance doesn’t leave much debate
- BuckIQ: Chase Young impact shines even with triple teams, uncalled holds
- Thorpe Award in sight, Jeff Okudah still shining for Buckeyes
- Justin Fields: Focus on knee braces, play calling, toughness for B1G title game
- Justin Hilliard approved for sixth year, making plays now for Buckeyes
- BuckIQ: How Justin Fields shook off injury to deliver magic Heisman moment
- Bragging rights up for grabs in J.K. Dobbins, Jonathan Taylor rematch
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