For the first time in Big Ten championship game history we’ve got two programs who have both been there before. It doesn’t hurt that this game will feature one of the most heated rivalries in the conference over the past decade either.
No. 13 Wisconsin will take on No. 5 Ohio State in a rivalry renewed. No two teams have won more Big Ten championships over the last decade than the Badgers and Buckeyes, and one will walk away with the title for sure this year.
If it’s Wisconsin it will be its fourth in five years, while Ohio State has a chance to vault itself in to the first annual College Football Playoff.
The answer comes as the No. 1 offense in the Big Ten takes on the No. 1 defense, and the Big Ten Offensive Player of the Year takes on the Big Ten Defensive Player of the Year.
So, let’s take a look at the most important questions and give you our picks for this vital game.
(Dave Fitzgerald and Andy Coppens contributed to this article)