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Ohio State vs. Wisconsin Game Time, Spread, Channel, Announcers

J.K. Dobbins, now a Baltimore Ravens back, running the ball for Ohio State.

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 02: Running back J.K. Dobbins #2 of the Ohio State Buckeyes runs the ball against linebacker T.J. Edwards #53 of the Wisconsin Badgers in the fourth quarter during the Big Ten Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 2, 2017 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

The last few weeks of the college football season fave featured some major upsets. Last week, Wisconsin was on the wrong end of a loss to Big Ten bottom feeder Illinois. Some suspect that the Badgers might've been caught looking ahead to this weekend's game against Ohio State.

Entering last week, this game between the Buckeyes and the Badgers looked like a preview of the Big Ten Championship Game. It was also set to have huge College Football Playoff ramifications, and still may, but there is definitely less hype than there was before the Illinois win.

Ohio State enters the game as a better-than two-touchdown favorite, per most sportsbooks. Being in Columbus is a nice edge, but Ohio State has also gone without a real hiccup this year, and have one of the best offenses and defenses in the country per most metrics. That kind of balance is typically a good indicator of a team with a real chance to win a national title.

ESPN's SP+ gives Wisconsin a 24-percent chance to win, and the site's Bill Connelly has outlined a pretty direct path to victory based on the Badgers' strengths, but keeping Justin Fields out of the end zone and controlling the ball against a dynamic defense led by Chase Young is much easier said than done.

More on Saturday’s game:

Game Time: Saturday, 12:00 p.m. ET

Channel: FOX

Spread: Ohio State -14.5

Over/Under: 49.5

Announcers: Gus Johnson, Joel Klatt, Jenny Taft

The Badgers have been as consistent as they come over the last few decades, but Ohio State has been a real burden for them through the Urban Meyer years.

The Buckeyes are riding a six-game winning streak in the series, with the last game coming in 2017, a 27-21 win in the Big Ten Championship. That was the second conference title game in that run, with the first—the 2014 game in Indianapolis—being a particularly famous moment in recent Buckeye football history.

Ohio State entered that game with its third string quarterback, Cardale Jones, ready to start, after J.T. Barrett was injured in the win over Michigan to end the season. Meyer's team was on the outside looking in for the College Football Playoff entering championship weekend, but after a 59-0 massacre of Wisconsin, the Buckeyes jumped into the four-team field, vaulting ahead of Baylor and TCU.

They, of course, went on to beat Alabama and Oregon and capture the program's last national title.

Every other game between the two going back to 2011 has been decided by a touchdown or less, so this is generally a competitive game. Wisconsin last won in 2010, and trails the all-time series 59-18-5.