Thanks to their 38-17 win over the No. 8 Minnesota Golden Gophers, the No. 12 Wisconsin Badgers will represent the Big Ten West, and take on the No. 1 Ohio State Buckeyes, in the 2019 Big Ten Championship Game in Indianapolis, Ind. on Saturday, Dec. 7.
Following the Buckeyes’ 28-17 victory over the Penn State Nittany Lions last week, it was confirmed that Ryan Day’s top-ranked squad would represent the East division in the conference game next weekend.
So, after the Buckeyes demolished the No. 13 Michigan Wolverines 56-27 on Saturday, OSU just had to sit back and watch the Badgers and Gophers play in the driving now storm in the Twin Cities.
Next week’s match-up will not be the first for the Buckeyes and Badgers this season. On Oct. 26, the Bucks beat Wisconsin 38-7 and OSU’s defense held running back Jonathan Taylor to just 52 yards on 20 carries, while the best running back in the country J.K. Dobbins ran for 163 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries.
The Buckeyes and Badgers have met in the Big Ten title game twice before. En route to the first College Football Playoff in 2014, OSU defeated Wisconsin 59-0 in the epic Cardale Jones game, and in 2017, the Buckeyes won 27-21. Next Saturday will mark Ohio State’s fifth time in the title game, and the sixth for Wisconsin. The Buckeyes are looking to win their third-straight B1G title.