For the third time in the history of the rivalry, Wisconsin will host Ohio State with the Buckeyes sitting atop the AP poll. In 1942, the sixth-ranked Badgers knocked off No. 1 Ohio State, 17-7; in 1973, the top-ranked Buckeyes blanked the Badgers, 24-0. Ohio State ascended to the top spot on Sunday following Alabama's loss at South Carolina, and the Bucks will be tested immediately against the one-loss Badgers. The last three matchups between these two teams have been battles, and this one figures to be no different.
Ohio State enters the game as a six-point favorite. The Buckeyes are 21-6 against the spread in their last 27 road games and are 10-3-1 in their last 14 as a road favorite. Wisconsin is 1-5 versus the spread this season and 0-3 against the number in their last three meetings with Ohio State. Betting trends lean toward the Buckeyes.
Pryor is averaging 254.6 passing yards per game in his five home games this season, but threw for just 76 yards in the Buckeyes' lone road game -- a 24-13 win at Illinois.
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