Ohio State vs. Wisconsin: Where to Watch Big Ten Title Game, TV Channel, Live Stream and Odds

Just over a month since a 31-point win against Wisconsin in Week 9, Ohio State and the Badgers cross paths again in the Big Ten Championship Game with the former again in the role of overwhelming favorite.

The Buckeyes enter Saturday's conference title game as a 15.5-point favorite—the second-largest spread of any of the championship games, except for the ACC title decider in which Clemson is a 28-point favorite—to defeat Wisconsin for the second time in six weeks and win the Big Ten championship for the third straight season.

As the below graphic provided by Statista shows, the Buckeyes remained top of the College Football Playoff rankings for the second consecutive week on Tuesday and a win on Saturday will in all likelihood see them confirmed as the top-ranked team in the nation on Selection Sunday.

Any questions over how Ryan Day would fare in his first season in charge of the Buckeyes were resoundingly answered, as Ohio State went 12-0 and defeated three ranked programs in the process—Wisconsin, Penn State and Michigan.

The 56-27 thrashing of Michigan on Saturday was the sixth time this season Ohio State has scored 50 or more points.

Day, who became the first Ohio State coach to win the Big Ten Coach of the Year award for 40 years, is on course to take the Buckeyes to the playoff as the No. 1 team for the first time since 2016.

Statista, College Football Playoff ranking Week 14
Ohio State remained top of the College Football Playoff rankings after Week 14. Statista

The 40-year-old has waltzed through his first season as head coach, but admitted the pressure will only continue to grow.

"The expectations couldn't be any higher at a place like this. The margin for error is nonexistent," he said Tuesday during The B1G Show on Big Ten Network.

"So I think if you focus on something like that, you can get overwhelmed at a place like Ohio State.

Nationwide, the Buckeyes rank first in scoring offense and third in total offense. Their excellence has been matched on the defensive side of the ball, where they rank first in total defense and fourth in scoring defense.

Wisconsin had a taste of Ohio State's dominance in its 38-7 loss back on October 26, when the Buckeyes produced 15 more first downs than the Badgers, gained 431 total yards to 191 and forced two turnovers.

Ominously for the Badgers, they conceded 264 rushing yards on the day, almost three times their average per game—96.6 yards, which ranks seventh in the FBS—and they must find a way to stop the Buckeyes' running game in Indianapolis on Saturday.

That will be easier said than done given J.K. Dobbins' form. The Ohio State running back has rushed for 1,657 yards and 19 touchdowns so far and has accumulated a combined 368 yards on the ground and six scores in the last two games alone.

If stopping Dobbins and Ohio State's running game is a nigh-on impossible task, preventing Justin Fields from doing damage with the ball in his hands is similarly arduous. The sophomore quarterback has passed for 2,654 yards, 37 touchdowns and just one interception the season—ranking third and first in the latter two categories respectively.

Fields threw two touchdowns in the win against Wisconsin in October but had his worst game of the season by some distance, completing just 54.5 percent of his 22 passes—as opposed to an average completion rate of 68.2 percent this season.

Significantly, he was sacked five times, more than twice as often than in any other game so far this season, and Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst was confident his team would step up on Saturday.

"There's no question we are a better team [than last time]," he said in his press conference on Tuesday.

"I think you can make an argument they're a better team as well.

"One thing I do feel good about is that we've had guys continuing to step up. New names are contributing and helping."

Since its defeat against Ohio State, Wisconsin won four straight games, defeating No. 16 Iowa and No. 18 Minnesota last week and were rewarded by the CFP selection committee on Tuesday, climbing four spots to No. 8.

The Badgers can't make the top four, but were they pull off a major upset against Ohio State it should leapfrog Penn State in the rankings to clinch a spot in one of the New Year's Six bowls.

Here's all you need to know ahead of Saturday.

J.K. Dobbins, Ohio State
J.K. Dobbins #2 of the Ohio State Buckeyes runs with the ball against the Wisconsin Badgers at Ohio Stadium on October 26 in Columbus, Ohio. Jamie Sabau/Getty

When and where is the Big Ten Championship Game?

The Ohio State Buckeyes take on the Wisconsin Badgers at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, the home of the Indianapolis Colts.

Kick-off is scheduled for 8 p.m. ET on Saturday, December 7.

TV coverage

The game will be broadcast nationally on FOX.

Live stream

A live stream will be available via FOX's digital platforms and via the FOX Sports GO app, as well as fuboTV.

Series record

Ohio State leads the all-time series with 60 wins in 83 games to Wisconsin's 18.

The Buckeyes are on a seven-game winning streak against the Badgers and last defeated them in October this year, winning 38-7 at home.

Ohio State and Wisconsin have met twice in the Big Ten Championship Game, with the Buckeyes winning 59-0 in 2014 and 27-21 in 2017.


According to BetOnline, Ohio State is a 15.5-point favorite and is 22/25 to cover the spread, while Wisconsin is a 19/4 underdog.

The over/under line in terms of total points scored is set at 56.5.