Eager to bounce back from their first loss of the season, the 12th-ranked Wisconsin Badgers are set to take on the Ohio State Buckeyes in Big Ten Conference action.
8 pm ET, ESPN. Transfer here for Wisconsin-Ohio State score updates and here for college football game stories from around the country.
Wisconsin was 6-0 for the first time under head coach Bret Bielema, and had won nine straight Big Ten games heading into last week's showdown with Michigan State. After falling behind the Spartans, the Badgers managed to fight back and tie the game late in the fourth quarter, but an improbable Hail Mary pass was tipped into the arms of a Michigan State receiver, perhaps dashing the national title hopes of Bielema's group.
Luke Fickell's first season as head coach at Ohio State has been disappointing when considering the program's lofty standards. The Buckeyes are a modest 4-3 overall, and two of their three Big Ten games to date have ended in defeat. On a positive note, they did halt a two-game slide with a 17-7 triumph over Illinois last time out, and they have had two weeks to prepare for this weekend's battle.
Game date, time: 8:00 pm ET, Saturday, October 29th
Location: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
TV channel: ESPN
Spread: Wisconsin favored by 7
Series history: Ohio State leads series 53-18-5.
For further reading, news, discussion and more, visit Wisconsin blog Bucky's 5th Quarter and Ohio State blog Along The Olentangy. Here’s this week’s college football TV schedule, and stay tuned to SB Nation’s college football news hub for more.