To call this game the biggest of the season may be an understatement. After a season of quarterback drama, offensive struggles, and somehow letting Indiana score 27 points, the Buckeyes are No. 3 in the CFP rankings, undefeated, and are looking to end the regular season with a statement, one that will be punctuated with two wins over the two teams up north. That statement starts today with No. 9 Michigan State.
What time and where is the game?
Today's kickoff will be at 3:30 p.m. in Columbus. It's the last home game of the season, making it Senior Day for players such as Braxton Miller, Taylor Decker, and Joshua Perry.
How can I watch?
Today's game can be seen on ABC. (For those of you keeping score at home, this makes 5 ABC games in a row.) You can also find it on WatchESPN. Our ABC crew this afternoon will be Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, and Heather Cox. The good folks at 97.1 FM The Fan will also be bringing you the game, as well as your local Ohio State radio network affiliate.
This has to be the biggest game today. Please tell me GameDay will be there.
It is, and they will be. ESPN will be setting up camp on the Oval today, right in front of Thompson Library. (Their usual spot, in front of St. John Arena, will hold the folks from ESPN Radio.) Corso's visit is no real surprise, either. Two Top 10 teams, one of them the defending national champion, face off in late November. This is the type of game college football fans dream about. Get your signs ready, sports fans. #GetUp4GameDay
So how have the Spartans done so far this year?
As their CFP ranking probably tells you, they've done quite well. While they're currently ranked No. 9, they've been as high as No. 2 in the AP poll this season. Michigan State is 9-1 so far, their one loss (Nebraska) the result of a controversial TD call. The Big Ten championship dreams and playoff hopes of both teams depend on the outcome of today.
That's some pretty big B1G action. What's the rest of the conference up to?
It's week 12, and we now have six ranked teams in the Big Ten: No. 3 Ohio State, No. 5 Iowa (still undefeated), No. 9 Michigan State, No. 12 Michigan, No. 20 Northwestern, and No. 25 Wisconsin.
Most of the action is at noon: Rutgers at Army, Purdue at No. 5 Iowa, Indiana at Maryland, Illinois at Minnesota, and No. 12 Michigan at Penn State.
Joining OSU-MSU at 3:30 p.m. is No. 20 Northwestern at No. 25 Wisconsin.
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