Both of today’s de facto Big Ten Championship Game semifinal contests appear to be coming down to the wire.
Earlier this afternoon, No. 3 Ohio State escaped with a win over No. 9 Indiana. The Buckeyes led big for much of the contest, but ended up winning by just a touchdown over the Hoosiers. The game was a fun one, with a lot of big plays and 77 combined points.
This evening’s game between No. 19 Northwestern and No. 10 Wisconsin is kind of the opposite. It’s been a sloppy, defensive-minded game. Late in the fourth quarter, the Wildcats lead the Badgers, 17-7.
A play-by-play screenshot from the box score is going viral on social media. This sums up what this afternoon’s game between the two Big Ten West Division foes has been like.
— no context college football (@nocontextcfb) November 21, 2020
That’s nine straight punts, for those wondering.
There hasn’t been a whole lot of action since that screenshot, either. Northwestern has added a field goal to increase its lead to 10 points, but that’s about it.
Northwestern leads Wisconsin, 17-7, with less than four minutes to play on Saturday night. The game is airing on ABC.