After Penn State’s victory over Ohio State in Columbus on Saturday, PSU clinched a tie for Co-Champion of the Leaders Division for the B1G 10 Conference. Of course, that Leaders Division Co-Title is pending the enormous showdown between Wisconsin and Penn State on Saturday.
The Badgers own the tiebreaker between the two teams, so the winner of the game in Madison will represent the Leaders in the B1g 10 Championship Game against the Legends Champion, No. 16 Michigan State. The B1G 10 Championship Game is scheduled for Saturday, December 3 from Indianapolis. The Spartans clinched the Legends Division with a win over Indiana and Nebraska’s loss to Michigan.
With Wisconsin’s victory over the Illini early Saturday afternoon, the Badgers are still in control of their own destiny. Montae Ball’s 200-yard plus, 3 TD day has elevated the Badgers back into serious Heisman consideration. Add the fact that Russell Wilson and company, alongside the nation, want to see a rematch with Michigan State for the outright B1G 10 Title. Throw in the other side of the ball with Penn State, and realize the national media attention their receiving will only amplify for an event such as this. This game will draw in so many more viewers that wouldn’t normally care about this game.
Penn State defeated Wisconsin 48-7 at Camp Randall in 2007 under Bret Bielema
Nobody can afford to look ahead in conference at this point in the season. Anybody can go down any given week. Just ask the Badgers how those two “plays” in consecutive weeks destroyed their season.
Camp Randall Stadium will be rocking next Saturday afternoon. I wouldn’t be surprised if the game was bumped back from 2:30 p.m. central time to primetime at 7:00 p.m. under the lights in Madison. Either way, it will be a great game. Penn State is playing for something bigger than the game. Whereas, the Badgers are playing to avenge their lost BCS Title hopes. This is exactly what B1G 10 officials envisioned when they added Nebraska to the conference, thus enforcing the Conference Title Game. There has not been this much national interest in a B1G 10 football season in some time.