Surely this is a dream, right? A matchup that was merely meant to be a formality may somehow become the deciding factor in the Big Ten East.
so if Ohio State and Indiana are both unable to play in the Big Ten title game does that mean the winner this weekend's Penn State vs. Michigan State game goes to Indianapolis instead? https://t.co/SofKukV6oU— Sam Cooper (@SamDCooper) December 8, 2020
What brought us here? Well, a Covid-19 outbreak which ran rampant through the Michigan locker room forced the cancellation of The Game.
For Jim Harbaugh and the Wolverines, this could just be an opportunity to not get embarrassed again. For the Buckeyes, this could have serious ramifications. Though a Big Ten Championship Game appearance is unlikely for them now, the Buckeyes could still squeeze their way in somehow, while one suggestion would feed two birds with one scone.
Meanwhile, Indiana was forced to pause all team-related activities, leaving this weekend’s game against Purdue in doubt. It would only be the first game the Hoosiers have canceled this season, but their spot in the Big Ten Championship Game may be in doubt if their situation isn’t controlled in time.
Anyway, back to Penn State.
Fresh off a win over Rutgers, the Nittany Lions will look to keep the ball rolling in pursuit of a third-straight victory. The defense finally stepped up, Will Levis was used effectively, and Joey Porter Jr. went off.
But now, it’s time. Time to battle it out for this beautiful piece of hardware.