Although the Ohio State football team is ranked No. 5 in the latest College Football Playoff rankings, a lot needs to go right for the Buckeyes to move their way into the top four. And, for that matter, a lot needs to go right for the Ohio State football team to dominate the Wisconsin Badgers as they would seemingly be able to do based on rankings alone. Though people outside the Midwest may not be as interested in the game, there are several reasons to watch Wisconsin vs Ohio State football live online Big Ten Championship game free today.
Kickoff for today’s Big Ten Championship game between Wisconsin and Ohio State is scheduled for 8:17 EST / 5:17 PST from Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. It’s truly a neutral field for both teams.
Before even thinking about the playoff rankings, which will be announced Sunday night, the Ohio State football team needs to take care of business against Wisconsin. And without quarterback J.T. Barrett, that may be tough.
Barrett began the season a second-stringer to Braxton Miller, but Miller’s injury thrust Barrett into the starting lineup where he accumulated 3,772 total yards and threw for 35 touchdown passes. However, Barrett broke his ankle last week against Michigan, leaving the 11-1 Buckeyes to start third-string QB Cardale Jones against the Badgers as we watch the Big Ten Championship Game live online free or on TV.
To be fair, the Wisconsin Badgers have some stars with ankle issues as well, though not to the degree that the Ohio State football program is enduring. Running back Melvin Gordon, who has a legitimate chance at being invited to the Heisman ceremony, sprained his ankle last Saturday against Minnesota but is expected to play in the Big Ten Championship game today between Wisconsin and Ohio State.
How effective he’ll be remains to be seen as we watch the Wisconsin vs Ohio State Big Ten Championship Game live online free or on TV today. The Badgers’ running back has bowled over Big Ten teams this season for 2,260 yards, 408 of which came in a single high-profile game against Nebraska three weeks ago.
Because the Buckeyes allow 145.6 rushing yards per game, Gordon could have another solid outing in today’s Big Ten Championship Game. Gordon has averaged 241 yards rushing during the past four games. If his sprained ankle cooperates, look out Ohio State football fans.
Wisconsin’s defense could also pose a problem for the Ohio State football team, even if Barrett hadn’t been lost for the season. The Badgers are in the nation’s top-10 teams against both the rush and the pass. Yet still, Ohio State has the better record (11-1 vs 10-2) and a better record in the Big Ten (8-0 vs 7-1), so you can never count them out. Knowing they’re trying to put on a show for the College Football Playoff Committee will be yet another variable and motivator for them.
You can watch Wisconsin vs Ohio State football live online Big Ten Championship Game on the Fox Sports Live page for college football. If that isn’t working you can also try Fox’s GameTrax page for the Wisconsin vs Ohio State football Big Ten Championship game, which may add a live streaming feed once the game gets underway.