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Ohio State Clinches Big Ten East With 52-14 Win Over Illinois

Ohio State's players walking onto the field.

COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 03: A general view as the Ohio State Buckeyes enters the field before the game against the Wisconsin Badgers on November 3, 2007 at Ohio Stadium in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Wisconsin 38-17. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Ohio State will face Wisconsin in the Big Ten title game.

With its 52-14 win over Illinois on Saturday, Ohio State clinched its sixth consecutive Big Ten East title (including ties) and will face the undefeated Wisconsin Badgers in the Big Ten Championship game following the conclusion of the regular season.

Ohio State hasn't won a Big Ten conference title since 2014—the year the Buckeyes also won the national championship.

As for Wisconsin, the Badgers notched a big 24-10 win over Michigan earlier today. Wisconsin lost to Penn State in a 38-31 thriller in the Big Ten title game last year.

Next Saturday the Buckeyes take on Michigan in a game that doesn't have huge Big Ten implications, but does have massive playoff implications. If the Buckeyes win, they keep their hopes of a national championship alive, but a loss would close the door on those dreams.