Monday December 1st, 2014

Ohio State Buckeyes vs. Wisconsin Badgers

No. 6 Ohio State and No. 11 Wisconsin will meet Saturday at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis for the Big Ten Championship. Ohio State, the Big Ten East champion, defeated rival Michigan on Saturday, but the Bucks lost quarterback J.T. Barrett for the season to a fractured right ankle. Wisconsin secured the West after defeating Minnesota. Both teams are riding lengthy win streaks; Ohio State has won 10 straight since its only loss of the season (Sept. 6 vs. Virginia Tech), while Wisconsin has won seven straight since its Oct. 4 loss at Northwestern.

You can follow the game with live stats and play-by-play here.

How to Watch

Details for Saturday's game are below:

Kickoff: 8:17 p.m. ET

Live stream: The game can be live streamed here.

TV coverage: FOX

Radio: For a list of Ohio State affiliates, click here. For a list of Wisconsin affiliates, click here.

Season recaps

Ohio State

11/29: Ohio State 42, Michigan 28

Freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett was lost for the season after fracturing his ankle on the first play of the fourth quarter. He was carted off the field after throwing one touchdown and rushing for two more. Sophomore quarterback Cardale Jones replaced him and went 2-of-3 for 7 yards.

11/22: Ohio State 42, Indiana 27

Three Ohio State turnovers helped Indiana take a 20-14 lead in the third quarter before the Buckeyes scored four straight touchdowns to take control. All four of those scores -- a punt return and three receptions -- came from Jalin Marshall. The win clinched the Big Ten East division title for Ohio State.

11/15: Ohio State 31, Minnesota 24 

Freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett threw for three touchdowns and also ran for a school-record 189 yards. Ohio State beat Minnesota for the 37th time in their past 39 meetings. Minnesota's David Cobb led the Gophers' ground attack with 145 yards on 27 carries and three touchdowns. 

11/8: Ohio State 49, Michigan State 37

The Buckeyes racked up 568 yards of total offense to top the Spartans. J.T. Barrett completed 16 of 26 passes for 300 yards and three touchdowns to lead the Ohio State offense. Ezekiel Elliott ran for 154 yards and two touchdowns, and Barrett added 86 yards and two scores on the ground. Devin Smith caught six passes for 129 yards and a touchdown.

11/1: Ohio State 55, Illinois 14

Ohio State scored 48 unanswered points to open the game before Illinois scored a five-yard rushing touchdown late in the third quarter. Buckeyes quarterback J.T. Barrett finished with 167 yards and two touchdowns, and tailback Curtis Samuel added 63 yards and two touchdowns on the ground.

10/25: Ohio State 31, Penn State 24 (OT)

Penn State scored 17 unanswered points after halftime to force overtime after allowing Ohio State to score two touchdowns and a field goal in the first half. Buckeyes running back Ezekiel Elliot carried 26 times for 109 yards and a touchdown, and quarterback J.T. Barrett added two rushing scores.

10/18: Ohio State 56, Rutgers 17

The Buckeyes set a school record with their fourth consecutive game scoring 50 or more points. Tight end Nick Vannett caught two touchdown passes, a new career high. Quarterback J.T. Barrett ran for a career-high 107 yards on seven carries.

10/4: Ohio State 52, Maryland 24

J.T. Barrett threw for 267 yards and four touchdowns on 23 pass attempts to spoil Maryland's Big Ten home debut. The Buckeyes gained 533 yards of total offense without committing a turnover. Ohio State's defense created four takeaways and held the Terrapins to just 66 yards rushing. 

9/27: Ohio State 50, Cincinnati 28

The Buckeyes amassed 710 yards of total offense in a convincing victory. J.T. Barrett completed 26 of 36 pass attempts for 330 yards and four passing touchdowns and also rushed for 79 yards on 14 carries. Ohio State did not force a turnover defensively, but the Bucks limited Cincinnati to just 70 yards rushing. 

9/13: Ohio State 66, Kent State 0

J.T. Barrett tied an Ohio State record with six passing touchdowns while compiling 312 passing yards on 30 pass attempts. Running back Curtis Samuel tallied 100 yards on 15 carries, including two touchdowns, and the Buckeyes outgained the Golden Flashes 628-126.

9/6: Virginia Tech 35, Ohio State 21

The Buckeyes trailed by a 21-7 margin at halftime and were unable to complete a comeback in the second half. Ohio State committed three turnovers in the game and was just 4-for-16 on third down. J.T. Barrett completed just nine of his 29 pass attempts.

8/30: Ohio State 34, Navy 17

Ohio State defeated Navy for its 25th consecutive regular season win. No Buckeyes player attempted more than 12 rushes in the game but Ohio State had 194 yards and a touchdown on the ground, while the defense also produced a touchdown on a 61-yard fumble return by Darron Lee.


11/29: Wisconsin 34, Minnesota 24

Wisconsin clinched the Big Ten West title with its win in the Battle for Paul Bunyan's Axe. Melvin Gordon ran for 151 yards and a touchdown while Joel Stave was an efficient 11-of-18 for 215 yards and two touchdowns. Alex Erickson caught five passes for 160 yards.

11/22: Wisconsin 26, ​Iowa 24

Melvin Gordon passed the 2,000-yard mark by rushing for 200 yards and two touchdowns, leading Wisconsin to its sixth straight win. Gordon became the 17th FBS player to rush for over 2,000 yards in a season. Jake Rudock threw for 311 yards and two touchdowns, who rallied from a 16-point deficit to get within two points with less than five minutes remaining.

11/15: Wisconsin 59, Nebraska 24

Nebraska's defense was shredded by Heisman candidate Melvin Gordon, who ran for an FBS-record 408 yards on just 25 carries without even playing in the fourth quarter. Nebraska jumped out to a 17-3 lead thanks to two Gordon fumbles, but the Cornhuskers couldn't sustain any offense or show down Gordon the rest of the game.

11/8: Wisconsin 34, Purdue 16

Joel Stave threw for a season-high 219 yards and two touchdowns, while Melvin Gordon continued his assault on Big Ten defenses, running for 205 yards as the Badgers won their fourth-straight game, each by at least double digits. Purdue was held to 26 yards rushing, and Boilermakers quarterback Austin Appleby was sacked four times as the Wisconsin defense totaled 10 tackles for loss. It was the Badgers' nine straight victory in the series.

11/1: Wisconsin 37, Rutgers 0

Wisconsin shut out Rutgers for its third-straight victory. Corey Clement and Melvin Gordon combined for 259 rushing yards and four touchdowns to lead the Badgers offense. Wisconsin's defense held the Scarlet Knights to just 139 yards of total offense.

10/25: Wisconsin 52, Maryland 7

The Badgers outgained the Terrapins 527-175 to cruise to a blowout victory in Madison. Melvin Gordon had 22 carries for 122 yards and three touchdowns as Wisconsin rushed for 311 yards and five touchdowns. Wisconsin's run defense held Maryland to just 46 yards on 28 carries and didn't allow a point until the final minute of the game.

10/11: Wisconsin 38, Illinois 28

Wisconsin rebounded from its second loss of the season by defeating Illinois. Melvin Gordon led the way with 175 rushing yards and four touchdowns, and Corey Clement added 164 yards and another score as the Badgers racked up 401 yards on the ground. Wisconsin outgained Illinois 498-288 in the win.

10/4: Northwestern 20, Wisconsin 14

Joel Stave threw three interceptions as the Badgers suffered their second loss of the season. Wisconsin never held a lead against the Wildcats, falling behind 10-0 at the half. Despite the loss, running back Melvin Gordon had one of his best performances of his career, rushing the ball 27 times for a career-high 259 yards and a touchdown. Stave replaced struggling quarterback Tanner McEvoy at the half.

9/27: Wisconsin 27, South Florida 10

In the Badgers' third win of the year, Melvin Gordon once again had an outstanding outing on the ground, finishing with 181 yards on 32 carries with two touchdowns. As a team, Wisconsin has run for 250 yards or more in three of the first four games. The Badgers have now won 32 consecutive non-conference home games, the second-longest active streak in the country.​

9/20: Wisconsin 68, Bowling Green 17

The Badgers set a Big Ten record with 644 rushing yards, breaking the old mark of 573 set by Michigan State at Purdue in 1971 and tied by Michigan against Northwestern in 1975. Melvin Gordon became just the sixth Wisconsin runner to score five rushing touchdowns in a game. Tanner McEvoy set a Badgers record for most rushing yards in a game by a quarterback with 158.

9/6: Wisconsin 37, Western Illinois 3

The Badgers won their 19th straight home opener. Wisconsin recorded a safety on the opening kickoff, its first safety since 2008 against Minnesota. The Badgers held Western Illinois to 34 total yards in the second half.

8/30: LSU 28, Wisconsin 24

Wisconsin’s 268 rushing yards were more than LSU surrendered in any game last season. Melvin Gordon had 138 yards and scored a touchdown on 17 carries, the 11th 100-yard rushing game of his career. Rafael Gaglianone’s 51-yard field goal was Wisconsin' first of 50-plus yards since 2009. Wisconsin led 24-7 before surrendering 21 unanswered points.

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