Saturday’s Big Ten matchup between No. 13 Wisconsin (6-1) and No. 3 Ohio State (7-1) is easily the biggest game so far this season for either team. It will not only have a huge impact on the conference, but the College Football Playoff. The Badgers last win against the Buckeyes came in 2010.
How to watch:
When: Saturday, October 26
Time: 12:00 p.m. ET
Live Stream: fuboTV (watch for free)
No one could have expected it, but the Badgers took a 24-23 loss last weekend when Illinois hit a last-second field goal, marking the biggest upset in the Big Ten over the last few decades. Jack Coan threw for 264 yards and one touchdown, while Jonathan Taylor had 132 yards on 28 carries.
Ohio State is well rested coming off a bye week, which will make them even more prepared to take on Wisconsin. The Buckeyes trounced Northwestern, 52-3, in their last game on Oct. 18. Quarterback Justin Fields was incredibly efficient going 18-for-23 with four touchdowns.
Both teams have potent offenses with incredibly talented players this season. Wisconsin is averaging 39.7 points per game, while Ohio State is at 49.7 ppg. Keep an eye on Taylor, who’s been an absolute beast this season. He is the third leading rusher in the country with 957 yards. Not far behind him is Ohio State running back J.K. Dobbins, who is the fourth leading rusher in the nation with 947 yards.
However, don’t underestimate the Wisconsin defense. It will be the toughest the Buckeyes have seen so far this season. The Badgers are allowing just 7.6 points per game. Yet, Ohio State is the first Big Ten team since 1973 to start the season with seven straight wins of 20 or more points.