Nov. 10, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio - Ohio State is co-champion of the Big Ten Conference's Leaders Division, earning no less than a share of the division title with its 6-0 Big Ten record. Wisconsin and Penn State are each 4-2 and a game-and-a-half back of the Buckeyes with two games left to play in the season. Any combination of an Ohio State win and Penn State and Wisconsin losses will clinch the Leaders Division title outright for the Buckeyes in Urban Meyer's first season as coach.
Ohio State, unbeaten at 10-0 and currently ranked fifth nationally by the Associated Press, will face its most difficult test of the season against the home-standing Wisconsin Badgers at 3:30 p.m. EST Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium. Wisconsin has already clinched a second-consecutive trip to the Big Ten championship game and, mathematically, can still earn a share of the Leaders title. ABC will televise the game with an ESPN2 reverse mirror. Joe Tessitore, Matt Millen and Quint Kessinich will describe the action.