After 13 weeks of college football, there is a contest between two Big Ten powerhouses for the conference championship. These teams are the Ohio State Buckeyes and the Wisconsin Badgers. Both teams started the season with similar goals as both teams hoped to compete for a conference championship as well as a potential berth in the college football playoff. Ohio State was ranked in the AP preseason top five rankings and was expected to compete for a college football playoff spot under coach Urban Meyer. Ohio State is currently the eighth ranked team in the college football rankings and will look to remain in playoff contention. Meanwhile, Wisconsin is still undefeated and is currently the fourth ranked team in the country. Whichever team loses is guaranteed not to make the playoff so one can expect a really competitive game.
The Ohio State Buckeyes started off their season in disappointing fashion by losing to Oklahoma in the second game of the season. However, the Buckeyes rallied and won their next six games including a victory over Penn State. The Buckeyes looked like a potential candidate to win the NCAA championship. However, the Buckeyes got upset by conference rival Iowa shortly thereafter and fell in the rankings as a result. Ohio State have won the three games since that upset loss but it might be too late for the team to salvage their title hopes.
Ohio State’s success is due to star quarterback J.T. Barrett. So far this season, Barrett has thrown for 33 touchdowns and only seven interceptions along with over 2,700 yards passing. Barrett has also rushed for nine touchdowns this season and will look to stay in the Heisman race against Wisconsin on Saturday. Barrett entered the season with the hopes of being drafted in the upcoming NFL Draft. If Barrett continues to play like he has in the first 13 weeks, he should be selected in the latter half of the NFL Draft.
Wisconsin’s success so far this season is due, in large part, to freshman running back Jonathan Taylor. Taylor has looked amazing this season with 1,806 yards rushing and 13 rushing touchdowns. Taylor entered the season behind both Bradrick Shaw and Chris James on the depth chart but became the undisputed starter after his amazing 223 yard performance against Florida Atlantic back in early September. Taylor’s success has also led to more opportunities in the passing game via play-action passes which could lead to some big passing plays against overly aggressive defenses.
As for my prediction, I will tentatively side with Wisconsin. The Badgers have won of the best defenses in all of college football and I think it will prove it against the Buckeyes. Ohio State’s quarterback J.T. Barrett is also dealing with a knee injury so I expect him to struggle in this contest. I think Wisconsin squeaks this game out by a field goal.
Ohio State vs. Wisconsin: Game Time, TV Channel & Viewing Details
Event: Ohio State vs. Wisconsin
Date: Saturday, December 2, 2017
Start Time: 8:00 P.M. EST
Location: Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, IN
How To Live Stream Ohio State vs. Wisconsin Online
Looking to see the game? You can live stream the game on the FOX Sports Go website. You will be required to log in with your cable provider information.
If you do not have a cable subscription, you can also live stream the game through Sling TV free trial. Just click on the Sling website and click “Watch Now 7 Days Free” for the free trial. Choose the Sling Orange package, which costs $20 per month and comes with Fox Sports 1, along with many other sports channels.
How to Watch Ohio State vs. Wisconsin On Your Tablet Or Mobile Device
You can live stream the game on the FOX Sports Go app.
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How To Live Stream Ohio State vs. Wisconsin Online Without Cable Subscription
You can also live stream the the game through Sling TV free trial. Just click on the Sling website and click “Watch Now 7 Days Free” for the free trial. Choose the Sling Orange package, which costs $20 per month and comes with Fox Sports 1, along with many other sports channels.