No. 13 Wisconsin vs. No. 2 Ohio State • Saturday, Dec. 7 • When: 8 p.m. • Where: Lucas Oil Stadium; Indianapolis, Ind. • TV: FOX • Play by Play: Gus Johnson • Analyst: Joel Klatt • Sidelines: Jenny Taft
After completing its third undefeated regular season in the last eight years, Ohio State will look to win the program’s 38th Big Ten title on Saturday night when it meets Wisconsin in the Big Ten Championship Game at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind.
The game will be a rematch, as the two teams squared off Oct. 26 at Ohio Stadium. In that game, Chase Young registered four sacks and Justin Fields accounted for three touchdowns in a 38-7 Ohio State victory. J.K. Dobbins also had a big day, rushing for 163 yards and two touchdowns against one of the nation’s top rush defenses.
Wisconsin won the Big Ten West thanks to its 38-17 win last Saturday vs. Minnesota. The Badgers and Buckeyes will be playing for the 84th time in series history. Ohio State leads, 60-18-5.
• The university had its official beginnings when the Wisconsin Territorial Legislature in its 1838 session passed a law incorporating a “University of the Territory of Wisconsin”.
• During World War II, University of Wisconsin was one of 131 colleges and universities nationally that took part in the V-12 Navy College Training Program which offered students a path to a Navy commission.
• Located in Madison, about a mile from the state capitol, the main campus of the university is situated partially on the isthmus between Lake Mendota and Lake Monona.
• The University of Wisconsin–Madison has the 12th largest research library collection in North America.
• The University is the largest employer in the state, with over 21,600 faculty and staff.
• J.K. Dobbins has 19 rushing touchdowns this year, seventh most in single-season history. He needs seven more to surpass Pete Johnson’s record of 25 in 1975.
• Over the last 11 meetings, six games have been decided by seven points or less, including one overtime game
• Ohio State is the first team to qualify for three consecutive Big Ten title games.
• Over the last eight seasons (2012-present), Ohio State owns a 44-6 record in “road” games (true road and neutral site games).
• J.K. Dobbins, despite just 71 second half carries all season and four games with zero second half carries, is No. 4 nationally with 138.1 yards per game and No. 4 in rushing yards with 1,657.