Ohio State Buckeyes (10-2; 8-1 Big Ten East) vs Wisconsin Badgers (12-0; 9-0 Big Ten West)
8:00 p.m. ET, December 2, 2017--FOX
Lucas Oil Stadium (Capacity: 67,455 / Indianapolis, IN)
The Redzone TD% and Redzone TD% Defense are calculated by me and not ranked by the NCAA. Determining who has the advantage in these categories is strictly my arbitrary judgment.
Once you get over the sadness that Penn State isn’t in this game (and wouldn’t be in it, even if the Lions had played well and beaten Michigan State), the numbers look like this game will be a pretty darn close one. That being said - there are fewer pushes on that above chart than I expected.
It’s mostly the intangibles that are lopsided in favor of one team or another, with the Badgers having the upper hand in punting situations and Buckeyes looking better in kickoff situations (luckily, Saquon Barkley isn’t back there). Wisconsin’s easier schedule may have them higher than they otherwise would have been in the rankings, but a confident team is a difficult team to beat - and what breeds confidence more than being undefeated?
What say you all?