Ohio vs. Northwest?
In a few weeks, the two Big Ten teams could meet at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis for the second time in three years. The Bucks beat Indiana 42-35, and the Northwest won 17-7 against Wisconsin, leaving them as the only two undefeated teams in the conference.
Both Ohio and the Northwest control their own destiny – at least on the ground. The Buckeyes will not qualify for the Big Ten title if two of their last three games are canceled, nor will the Wildcats if they somehow see that all three of their final games have been canceled. But provided they play and win each of their other three games, they will face the Big Ten championship online.
The last ̵
To get to the point where she has sole ownership in the Eastern Division, Ohio is headed by Nebraska, Penn State, Rutgers, and more recently Indiana. The games with Illinois (road), Michigan State (road) and Michigan (home) remain, but Ryan Day’s team is expected to be the favorite for multiple touches in all of them.
Northwestern, a team that few people chose to leave the Western Division, has a 5-0 record with victories against Maryland, Iowa, Nebraska, Purdue and Wisconsin. The slope of the road with Michigan State and Minnesota and the season-ending home game against Illinois complete the list.
If each of them avoids multiple cancellations and wins, he will be seen in Indianapolis.