The No. 1 Ohio State Buckeyes (12-0, 8-0 B1G) are back in the Big Ten Championship Game for the third straight season.
This year, they’ll face a familiar foe, No. 8 Wisconsin (10-2, 6-2 B1G).
These same two teams met in Indianapolis two years ago. The Buckeyes won that matchup, 27-21.
OSU and Wisconsin also played earlier this season. The Bucks thumped the Badgers, 38-7.
This will be the first time since 1975, and only the second time since the 19th century that Ohio State has played the same team twice in a single season.
Here’s everything you need to know about Ohio State vs. Wisconsin, whether you’re headed to Indianapolis to see it in person or watching from home.
The game kicks off Saturday, December 7 at 8:00 pm Eastern.
Really, though, they’ll screw around with pregame stuff for a while and probably actually kick off closer to 8:15.
TV & Streaming
You can stream it via FoxSports.com or the FoxSportsGo app. 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 game is being played inside Lucas Oil Stadium, and the roof will be closed.
Temperatures should be around 70, and uhhh… don’t expect much wind.
Ohio State is a 16.5-point favorite and the Over/Under is 56.5.
If those numbers are both accurate, the Buckeyes should win 37-20 or so.
OSU quickly sold out of its ticket allotment and there are basically no more tickets available through Ticketmaster, but you can still get in the door at a reasonable price through the secondary market.
VividSeats is the Official Resale Marketplace Of The Big Ten (amateurism!). You can get in the door there for about $50, actually a little less than a year ago.
Seats on the 50 start at around $350.
Ticket prices will generally drop as the game gets closer, so you may want to wait until Friday or even Saturday morning to buy your seats.
Lucas Oil Field Bag Policy
From the Indianapolis Colts official website:
The policy affects the type and size of bags that are permitted into the stadium — not the items that you normally need to bring to a game. Each fan may carry in their pockets items such as keys, makeup, combs, phones, wallets, and credit cards. Fans may also carry a blanket or jacket into the stadium. Every fan may use the below specified bags to carry other items into the stadium:
- One bag that is clear plastic, vinyl or PVC that does not exceed 12” by 6” by 12” OR
- A one-gallon clear plastic freezer bag (Ziploc bag or similar).
You can find the complete bag policy here.
There are just shy of 40,000 parking spots within a six-block walk of the stadium, so you’ll be able to find a spot.
You can download the official parking map here.
If you’re the plan-ahead type, you can reserve and pay for your parking in advance here.
One note of warning: There will be tens of thousands of Buckeye fans all heading west on I-70 at the same time on Saturday afternoon. It has caused traffic jams in the past if there is any kind of road construction or accidents.
You may want to leave home 30-60 minutes earlier than your GPS suggests, just to be safe.
I hope they are in white,– Looks great IMHO.
I have never been inside Lucas, is that a good field for vision?
and does it play out well for the Bucks & fans?
Awesome place to watch the bucks! Our team speed is really on display there as well. I roadtrip there with a lot of family and friends every time we make it to the championship game.
Is Ohio State wearing their scarlet home jerseys or road white? Last year…they were considered the home team, and wore scarlet. I’m assuming they are wearing the road white jerseys this year.
White jerseys this week. The East Division is designated as the visiting team this year.
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