By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The No. 21 Northwestern Wildcats face the No. 6 Ohio State Buckeyes on Saturday night at the Big Ten Conference Championship. The game will kickoff at 8 pm on FOX at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The Wildcats are 8-4. They are a perfect 5-0 on the road.
The Buckeyes are 11-1. They are 4-1 on the road.
There have been 76 games played between these two teams. Ohio State is 61-14-1 all-time dating back to 1913.
Ohio State has won their last six games in this series. This is also the first meeting between the schools in two-years.
The Buckeyes won 24-20 on October 29th, 2016.
Northwestern has not won in this series since 2004. They won 33-27 on October 2nd, 2004.
In the past 10 meetings, Ohio State holds a 9-1 advantage. These 10 games date back to 2001.
According to Covers.com Consensus Analysis, the Buckeyes have a 55% chance to win this game, according to their public poll. Their expert poll; however, gives Northwestern a 71% chance to win this game.
The Wildcats have won three straight games. They defeated the Iowa Hawkeyes, the Minnesota Golden Gophers, and the Illinois Fighting Illini.
Northwestern has not lost since November 3rd when they lost 31-21 to the Notre Dame Fighting Irish in Evanston, Illinois.
The Buckeyes have a four-game win streak. They defeated the Nebraska Cornhuskers, Michigan State Spartans, the Maryland Terrapins, and the Michigan Wolverines during their streak.
Ohio State has not lost since October 20th when they lost 49-20 to the Purdue Boilermakers.
Northwestern is scoring 23.7 points per game. They are giving up 21.7 points.
Ohio State is scoring 43.3 points per game. They are giving up 25.8 points.
Wildcats quarterback Clayton Thorson has gone 251 of 416 for 2,675 yards. He also has 14 touchdowns and 12 interceptions.
Isaiah Bowser leads the Wildcats backs with 161 carries for 736 yards and six touchdowns. Flynn Nagel leads the Wildcats receivers with 64 receptions for 746 yards and two touchdowns.
Buckeyes quarterback Dwayne Haskins has gone 314 of 455 for 4,081 yards. He also has 42 touchdowns and seven interceptions.
J.K. Dobbins leads the Buckeyes backs with 206 carries for 961 yards and eight touchdowns. Parris Campbell leads the Buckeyes receivers with 72 receptions for 903 yards and 11 touchdowns.
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