It’s the biggest game of the year so far for the Buckeyes, but it’s not quite as big as it could have been.
Ohio State will face Wisconsin this weekend in Columbus.
The Bucks roll in with a 7-0 record, coming off a 52-3 demolition of Northwestern last week.
The Badgers, however, didn’t hold up their end of the deal last Saturday, falling 24-23 to Illinois in a shocking upset.
Still, UW has Jonathan Taylor and one of the nation’s best defenses, so this should be a serious challenge for the Buckeyes.
Here’s everything you need to know to enjoy Ohio State vs. Wisconsin.
The game kicks off Saturday, October 26 at 12:00 pm Eastern.
TV & Streaming
You can watch the game on FOX, or stream it via Fox Sports Live. Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt, and Jenny Taft are on the call.
The game will be carried live on the Ohio State Football Radio Network. Find your local Ohio State Football radio station here.
The forecast for Saturday has done a 180 from “absolutely perfect football weather” to “probably a bunch of rain.”
The forecast is calling for a high of 58. So expect temperatures in the low-to-mid 50s at kickoff and rising a little throughout the game.
Unfortunately, there is a 70 percent chance of rain.
You can find an updated weekend forecast for the OSU campus area here.
The National Weather Service is forecasting up to two inches of rain in Columbus on Saturday.
Right now the forecasters are just saying “likely in the afternoon” which is vague enough to not be particularly helpful if you’re wondering about the 12:00 pm to 3:30 pm window.
Heavy rainfall will be possible Saturday, providing relief to drought conditions. pic.twitter.com/uO2B1HW92I
— NWS Wilmington OH (@NWSILN) October 24, 2019
The Buckeyes are a 14-point favorite against the Badgers. The Over/Under for the game is 51.
The number for this game was just 10.5 in favor of the Buckeyes last week, so the win over Northwestern and the loss at Illinois clearly made an impact on people’s views.
If you want to combine the point spread and Over/Under numbers, that means Vegas is expecting something in the neighborhood of a 32-18 win for Ohio State.
As almost always these days, tickets are plentiful for this weekend.
The “get in” price is sitting around $135 as of Monday. You can score a seat on the 50 in A deck for around $450 per ticket.
As always, those prices are likely to drop as game day gets closer.
A word of warning if you go the old-fashioned route and scalp a seat outside the Horseshoe: OSU has reported a big increase in fakes, especially with “print at home” tickets.
Gates at Ohio Stadium open at 10:o0 am, two hours prior to kickoff.
Ohio Stadium Bag Policy
You may not bring bags or purses of any size into Ohio Stadium. According to OSU’s website, “Wallets and wristlets no larger than 5”x8”x1” are permitted. All items and persons entering Ohio Stadium are subject to security screening and inspection.” You can find the complete bag policy here.
The athletic department has installed more than 2,000 access points and 4,000 antennas throughout Ohio Stadium this offseason to accommodate the crush of data traffic that accompanies 100,000 people all trying to post selfies or shaky highlight videos on social media simultaneously.
Just log into the OSUFanWiFi network when you get to the stadium. There is no password needed to join.
You can find more information about the new WiFi here.
The band’s traditional pregame warmup concert starts at 10:00 am in St. John Arena. Doors at St. John open two hours prior to the start of Skull Session, at 8:00 am.
Lots surrounding the stadium and St. John Arena are restricted to permit holders only. Parking in other campus lots, such as on West Campus, is available for $20 per car. Current A, B, and C parking pass holders can park in those lots for free.
You can find a complete map of Ohio State gameday parking here.
You can find a map of ADA-accessible gameday parking here.
Have Other Questions?
You can find the official Ohio Stadium A-Z Guide here. If it’s not answered somewhere in there, it’s probably not an important question.