Football is a game about matchups. Who has the edge in the most categories? See who Tom Dienhart thinks has the edge in the Big Ten title game.
Wisconsin and Ohio State didn’t meet this season, adding intrigue to this Saturday night’s clash in Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis for the Big Ten championship. But the teams did meet last year on Sept. 28. The Buckeyes (4-0 overall) were No. 4 and Wisconsin (3-1) was No. 24, as Ohio State took a 31-24 decision in Columbus with none other than LeBron James in attendance to watch the Buckeyes push their national-long winning streak to 17. Yes, rosters have changed and the chemistry of each squad has been altered, as teams take on different personalities from year to year.
Big Ten football fans are in full force this weekend in Indianapolis as the third annual Big Ten Championship game is set to kick off tonight at Lucas Oil Stadium. With fans come team spirit, and with team spirit comes great jerseys. I went around the Big Ten Fan Fast and compiled photos of the best jerseys leading up to tonight’s Michigan State vs. Ohio State game. [ MORE: View all of our Big Ten title game coverage ] Enjoy.
With kickoff to the 2013 Big Ten Football Championship Game just a few hours away, the field is getting ready and the jerseys are being placed in the lockers. Check out some must-see pregame photos from Indy, courtesy The Journey on Instagram. [ MORE: Follow “The Journey” on Instagram! ] Calm before the storm at Lucas Oil #btnjourney on the scene. A photo posted by btnjourney (@btnjourney) on Dec 7, 2013 at 11:28am PST Final touches. @msu_football @ohiostfootball #btnjourney A photo posted by btnjourney (@btnjourney) on Dec 7, 2013 at 12:43pm PST Special helmet. @msu_football. #btnjourney A photo posted by
Former Ohio State standout and Heisman Trophy winner Eddie George appeared as a guest on #BTNLive this morning at the Indianapolis Convention Center. I caught up with George after the show and asked him about his thoughts on tonight’s big game. BTN.com: It’s no secret that Ohio State’s offense is going to be tested tonight against Michigan State’s defense. What do you see that stands out to you about this Spartan defense, from a former player’s perspective. George: This is a 60-minute game, and it’s going to be physical for all 60 of those minutes. It’s less about the X’s
Kickoff is just hours away. BCS No. 2 Ohio State and BCS No. 10 Michigan State each has a lot on the line in the third annual Big Ten championship game. For the Buckeyes, a victory figures to push them to the BCS title game. For the Spartans, a triumph will mean a trip to the Rose Bowl for the first time since the 1987 season. Here are three X-factor players for each team to watch in tonight’s game. Ohio State Jeff Heuerman. He and fellow tight end Nick Vannett could make some big plays in the passing game running
BTN and BTN.com has team coverage of the Big Ten Football Championship weekend as BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart and BTN.com web editor Sean Merriman are in Indianapolis for all the events. Follow Dienhart on Twitter via @BTNTomDienhart and find Merriman via @BTNSean. We’re also taking pictures for our BTN Instagram page and our Instagram page for the TV show “The Journey.” On TV, we’re rolling multiple shows from Indianapolis, including Saturday’s pregame show at 6:30 p.m. ET. Kickoff for the game is 8:17 p.m. ET. BTN.com will be providing in-game highlights via Twitter and Facebook, our usual in-game live
After addressing the media on Friday afternoon at Lucas Oil Stadium, both Urban Meyer and Mark Dantonio made one thing clear – This year’s Big Ten Championship Game is going to be a good one. Scratch that. A GREAT one. Fans of both schools began crowding the streets in downtown Indianapolis on Friday in anticipation for tomorrow night’s big game. I made it a point to take in every moment of it and tried to capture the best of the best leading up to the third annual Big Ten Football Championship game. Best Sight from coaches press conferences: Urban Meyer
In less than 24 hours Michigan State and Ohio State will take the field to face off in the 2013 Big Ten Football Championship Game. There is plenty at stake. For now, let’s take a look at some numbers on both sides of the ball for both sides starting with this one: Ohio State and Michigan State have played six common foes in 2013. They are Michigan, Iowa, Northwestern, Illinois, Indiana and Purdue. The Buckeyes’ total margin of victory in those tilts is 130; MSU’s margin was 126. Here’s a look at some more interesting figures leading up to Saturday
INDIANAPOLIS — The marquee on the Big Ten title game says “Ohio State vs. Michigan State.” But it may as well say “Ohio State’s offense vs. Michigan State defense.” That’s what many are focused on the eve of the game. Why not? Each is among the best in the nation in their respective field. And whoever wins that battle will go a long way toward winning the Big Ten championship game on Saturday night at Lucas Oil Stadium. Check out some of the numbers: Ohio State leads the Big Ten and ranks third in the NCAA in scoring (48.2 ppg).