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Podcast: LGHL Tailgate for Big Ten Championship vs. Wisconsin, featuring 610 WTVN’s Lori Schmidt

TV, tailgate, weather, analytics, and predictions all in one 35-ish minute podcast.

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Before every Ohio State football game, the LGHL Tailgate podcast will get you ready with all of the information that you need for that day’s game. Legendary Columbus sports reporter Lori Schmidt from 610 WTVN will also join us to give her signature insight into the contest.

Tonight, the top-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes (12-0, 9-0) will face the No. 8 Wisconsin Badgers (10-2, 7-2) for the second time this season, this time at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis for the Big Ten Championship.

Other than senior defensive tackle Jonathon Cooper, the Buckeyes come into the game without a single contributor listed on the unavailable report, and there will be no game-time decisions. Whether or not OSU wins (barring a blowout defeat), it is expected that they will be amongst the College Football Playoff when the seedings are announced Sunday, Dec. 8 at 12 noon ET on ESPN.

However, if Ohio State can win — and do so convincingly — it should increase their chances of retaining the No. 1 overall seed, and thus likely avoiding No. 2 LSU and No. 3 Clemson in the semifinals.

In the episode, Matt and Lori also discuss the similarities between Ohio State football coach Ryan Day and men’s basketball coach Chris Holtmann, and whether or not they would shiv you with a smile on their faces.


No. 1 Ohio State Buckeyes (-16.5) vs. No. 8 Wisconsin Badgers | over/under 57

Game Date/Time: Saturday, Dec. 7, 8 p.m. ET
Location: Indianapolis, Ind. | Lucas Oil Stadium
TV: FOX
Radio: 97.1 FM/1460 AM

Matt’s Game Prediction: 42-10

Justin Fields: 225 yards passing, 3 passing TDs
J.K. Dobbins: 200 rushing yards, 3 TDs
Chase Young: 2.5 sacks
Wisconsin’s Jonathan Taylor: Less than 75 yards of total offense


Contact Lori Schmidt
Twitter: @LoriSchmidt

Contact Matt Tamanini
Twitter: @BWWMatt

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