Sconnie Sports Talk

Wisconsin football: Big Ten Championship matchup set between Wisconsin and Penn State

Rebecca Haas, Sconnie Sports Talk


With Wisconsin’s spot in the Big Ten Championship already set with Iowa beating Nebraska Friday night, it was a three way matchup Saturday for the Big Ten East representation in Indianapolis.

After a Saturday that brought two teams into double overtime and Penn State into a close matched game, it would be Penn State to represent the Big Ten East next weekend in the Big Ten Championship.

Ohio State’s 30-27 double overtime win over Michigan put the Wolverines out of the Big Ten East race to Indianapolis, leaving just Ohio State and Penn State.

The 10-2 Michigan Wolverines ranked 1st in the Big Ten East before their loss to Ohio State. That moved them to 7-2 in the Big Ten and 5-1 in the division. 11-1 Ohio State would move to first in overall record and up in Big Ten rankings at 8-1 and 5-1 in the division.

Penn State’s 45-12 win over Michigan State, however, was the end of the Buckeyes Championship hopes. Penn State’s 24-21 win against Ohio State in late October would be critical in breaking the 1st place tie breaker between Ohio State and Penn State.

The Big Ten Championship will be held Saturday Dec. 3rd at 7:00 p.m. CT at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis.

Tickets for the Big Ten Championship are available online at the Big Ten’s official website.