2020 Big Ten Championship Game: Northwestern vs. Ohio State

By Kevin Kelley -

The 2020 Big Ten Championship Game is set with the No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes squaring off with the No. 14 Northwestern Wildcats. The game will be played on Saturday, Dec. 19 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Ind.

The Ohio State Buckeyes (5-0) claimed the East Division of the Big Ten Conference after finishing one game ahead of Indiana. This will be the sixth appearance in the championship game for the Buckeyes, who won in 2014, 2017, 2018, and 2019.

Although Ohio State only played five games this season, the Big Ten dropped their six-game minimum rule to allow the Buckeyes to play in the championship game.

Northwestern (5-1) clinched the Big Ten West Division title by finishing one game in front of the Iowa Hawkeyes, who went 6-2. This will mark Northwestern’s second overall appearance in the Big Ten Championship Game.

Ohio State and Wisconsin last met on the gridiron in 2019 in Evanston, Ill. The Buckeyes won that game, 52-3, to extend their overall series lead over the Wildcats to 63-14-1.

Brett McMurphy of Stadium currently projects Ohio State to play the Clemson Tigers in the College Football Playoff Semifinal at the Rose Bowl Game. Northwestern is projected to play the Auburn Tigers in the Vrbo Citrus Bowl.

Big Ten Championship Game

  • Matchup: (14) Northwestern vs. (4) Ohio State
  • Date: Saturday, Dec. 19, 2020
  • Time: 12:00pm ET
  • TV: FOX
  • Crew: Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt, and Jenny Taft

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