Ohio State vs. Wisconsin 2017 live stream

Esther Moore
December 4, 2017

The Buckeyes haven't faced Wisconsin this season and it is interesting to see how much NCAA Football bookmakers are favoring Ohio State over Wisconsin, despite the fact that the Badgers have a better record and are now ranked high in the national rankings.

Ohio State's close win puts them in a tough position for the final spot in the College Football Playoff.

Wisconsin quarterback Alex Hornibrook finished with 229 yards passing, but couldn't lead the Badgers to the end zone in the game's final drive.

The Badgers (12-1) will learn their New Year's Six bowl fate later Saturday. The Buckeyes have won four of their last five games played indoors.

After the Barrett interception, Wisconsin cut the deficit to 24-20 on a 1-yard touchdown run by Chris James with 12:39 left in the fourth quarter. Running back Chris James's one-yard plunge cut the lead to five, and after a lengthy delay to fix a patch of ripped turf at the goal line, Hornibrook completed a two-point conversion throw to tight end Troy Fumagalli.

That would not be the case however, as the Ohio State offense stalled for the entirety of the second half. Taylor needs 120 yards rushing to break Adrian Peterson's national freshman record (1,925) and 194 yards to reach the 2,000-yard mark.

Three teams are assured of berths in the field. Wisconsin settled for three points after recovering a fumble at the Buckeyes' 11-yard line but netting just one yard on the possession.

U.S. sportsbooks are likely favoring the Buckeyes over their higher ranked opponent due to the explosiveness of Ohio State's offense.

The first three spots in the College Football Playoff are certainties.

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The Buckeyes have won nine games by double digits this season, which makes their 55-24 loss at Iowa on November 4 more befuddling with each week.

Turnovers could also be big and not just because they can produce points.

He practiced Thursday, and Meyer said he was cleared to play.

If needed, redshirt freshman Dwayne Haskins would start for the Buckeyes as he filled in for Barrett against the Wolverines last week. It is a boulder of an aberration for Ohio State.

The combination of Wisconsin's defense and the questions around Barrett's knee might make this one more of a low-scoring game.

Meyer will face a hard decision regarding Barrett as the Buckeyes have a lot on the line in the Big Ten Championship game Saturday.

On the opposite side of the ball, Ohio State comes into this game with a 10-2 record and ranked number eight. However, Wisconsin does have the better defensive unit as the Badgers are only giving up 12.0 points on defense and 236.9 yards.

The lead swung back to the Buckeyes courtesy of Barrett's 57-yard toss to running back Parris Campbell, who broke multiple tackles to score his third receiving touchdown of the season and conclude the scoring in a riveting first quarter.

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