The regular season may have been cut short, but there’s no time to dwell, because the fourth-ranked Ohio State Buckeyes (5-0) are facing the Northwestern Wildcats (6-1) in the Big Ten Championship game with a berth in the College Football Playoff hanging in the balance.
The Buckeyes are 20-point favorites over the Wildcats in a rematch of the Big Ten title game from 2018. Justin Fields, aided by basically an all-Big Ten offense, looks to put up numbers against an unwavering Northwestern defense, while Pat Fitzgerald seeks his first conference championship as head coach of the Wildcats.
When is the game and how can I watch?
Game Date/Time: Saturday, Dec. 19, 12 p.m.
Location: Indianapolis, Indiana
Radio: 97.1 FM/1460 AM
Where is GameDay this weekend?
As if once wasn’t enough, the crew is heading to Charlotte, North Carolina, ahead of the ACC Championship Game featuring No. 2 Notre Dame and No. 3 Clemson. The pair has already faced off once this year, with Notre Dame taking home a narrow victory in South Bend while Clemson was without quarterback Trevor Lawrence. The game is scheduled to kickoff at 4 p.m. ET on ABC.
What’s the rest of the Big Ten up to today?
Despite it being championship weekend, there are three other Big Ten matchups scheduled for today - ironically, all taking place after the title game. First, Minnesota heads to Wisconsin at 4 p.m. ET on BTN. Next, Illinois travels to Penn State at 5:30 p.m. ET on FS1. Rounding out the slate is Michigan State on the road at Maryland at 7:30 p.m. ET on BTN.
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