A Big Ten championship and a trip to Pasadena, Calif. will be on the line when No. 2 Ohio State and No. 10 Michigan State meet in Indianapolis this Saturday.
The Buckeyes (12-0) boast the Big Ten’s most explosive offense, averaging 531 yards and 48 points per game, both of which rank inside the top six nationally. A victory over the Spartans all but guarantees Ohio State a spot in the national title game on January 6.
The Spartans (11-1) have the Big Ten’s most dominant defense, allowing just 237 yards (first nationally) and less than 12 points per game. Beating the Buckeyes will send Michigan State to the Rose Bowl for the first time since 1988.
Will Urban Meyer’s vaunted spread offense get the job done, or will Mark Dantonio’s defense spoil Ohio State’s perfect season?
Here’s everything you need to know about the Big Ten Championship Game.
Date: Saturday, Dec. 7
Time: 8:17 p.m. ET
Place: Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis
Radio: Ohio State football radio affiliates, Michigan State football radio affiliates
Spread: Ohio State is favored by six points, according to Vegas Insider