INDIANAPOLIS, Mich. – 2d-ranked Ohio State, which is atop the Faculty Soccer Playoff scores, seems to stay best possible when it faces No. 10 Wisconsin within the Large Ten Championship recreation on Saturday in Indianapolis. The Buckeyes capped a dominant steady season with a 56-27 rout of 18th-ranked Michigan to increase their successful streak in opposition to the Wolverines to 8 video games, which is the longest within the contention, they usually hope to clinch a place within the CFP via knocking off the Badgers (No. eight CFP) for the second one time, following a 38-17 victory on Oct. 26.
TV: eight p.m. ET, FOX. LINE: Ohio State -16.5
“I feel Wisconsin were given higher because the season went on and it is going to be a large problem,” Ohio State trainer Ryan Day instructed journalists. “The top of the primary race is approaching Saturday night time and we need to boost up via to the end line.” Wisconsin fell two video games at the back of No.15 Minnesota following its loss to the Buckeyes earlier than reeling off 4 consecutive wins, together with a 38-17 victory over the Golden Gophers within the regular-season finale, to ebook their price tag to the convention championship recreation. The Badgers are making their 6th Large Ten name recreation look, however have misplaced their earlier 3 journeys to Indianapolis, and hope to avenge a 27-21 loss to Ohio State in 2017. “I”m all the time thankful when a staff earns the best to play extra video games,” Wisconsin trainer Paul Chryst instructed journalists. “I wasn’t certain if we might be enjoying this week and I am happy with all of the paintings that went in to provide us this chance.”
ABOUT WISCONSIN (10-2, 7-2 Large Ten)
Jack Coan finished 15-of-22 passes for 280 yards and 2 touchdowns within the win in opposition to Minnesota to assist the Badgers seize their fourth Large Ten West Department name within the remaining six years. Jonathan Taylor accounted for 115 yards and 3 touchdowns in opposition to the Golden Gophers to transport inside of 68 yards of changing into the 7th participant in FBS historical past to succeed in 6,000 speeding yards (together with bowl video games). Vast receiver A.J. Taylor (leg), cornerback Rachad Wildgoose (decrease frame), and offensive lineman David Moorman (leg) are all questionable for Saturday’s conflict.
ABOUT OHIO STATE (12-0, 9-0)
Heisman hopeful Justin Fields threw for 302 yards and a career-high 4 touchdowns because the Buckeyes gained their fourth consecutive recreation in Ann Arbor for the primary time in program historical past. J.Okay. Dobbins was once named the Large Ten Participant of the Week after speeding for a career-high 211 yards and 4 touchdowns in opposition to the Wolverines, which vaulted him previous Ezekiel Elliott (3,961) into 2nd position at the program’s all-time record with 4,113. Fields sprained his MCL in opposition to Michigan, however is anticipated to play on Saturday whilst defensive again Shaun Wade is questionable after lacking the regular-season finale with an undisclosed harm.
1. Dobbins has rushed for over 100 yards in 8 of his 12 video games this season.
2. Taylor leads the country in overall touchdowns (25).
3. Ohio State WR Chris Olave has stuck seven landing passes in his remaining six video games.
PREDICTION: Ohio State 42, Wisconsin 17
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