Ohio State vs. Northwestern: Big Ten Championship Prediction, Game Preview

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Ohio State vs. Northwestern: Big Ten Championship Prediction, Game Preview

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Ohio State vs. Northwestern: Big Ten Championship Prediction, Game Preview

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What’s Going To Happen

As it turns out, after all of the fake outrage over the Big Ten changing the rules to get Ohio State into the championship – even though it was the league’s only unbeaten team and beat Indiana – the Hoosiers wouldn’t have been able to play in this anyway.

Northwestern will be plucky.

Ohio State will score fast, but it won’t be enough to put the game out of reach right out of the gate. The Wildcats will hang around enough to make it interesting, and then Justin Fields will take over.

The Buckeye running game will be good enough to be a bother, and Fields will connect on two big home runs to put it out of reach. Northwestern won’t have the ability to come back, the charged up Ohio State defense will dominate the last ten minutes, and the Big Ten will have either the No. 2 or 3 spot in the College Football Playoff locked up.

Big Ten Championship: Ohio State vs. Northwestern Prediction, Line

Ohio State 38, Northwestern 17
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Big Ten Championship History

2019 Ohio State 34, Wisconsin 21
2018 Ohio State 45, Northwestern 24
2017 Ohio State 27, Wisconsin 21
2016 Penn State 38, Wisconsin 31
2015 Michigan State 16, Iowa 13
2014 Ohio State 59, Wisconsin 0
2013 Michigan State 34, Ohio State 24
2012 Wisconsin 70, Nebraska 31
2011 Wisconsin 52, Michigan State 39

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