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2017 Big Ten Football Championship Game

The 2017 Big Ten Football Championship Game was played on December 2, 2017 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana. The seventh annual Big Ten Football Championship Game, it determined the 2017 champion of the Big Ten Conference.[1]

2017 Discover Big Ten Football Championship Game
Conference Championship
2017 Big Ten Football Championship Game Logo.svg
Championship Game Logo
1234 Total
Ohio State 14733 27
Wisconsin 7338 21
DateDecember 2, 2017
Season2017
StadiumLucas Oil Stadium
LocationIndianapolis, Indiana
MVPJ. K. Dobbins
FavoriteOhio State by 3.5
National anthemBands of participants
RefereeDon Willard
Attendance65,886
United States TV coverage
NetworkFox/Compass Media
AnnouncersGus Johnson (Play-By-Play), Joel Klatt (Analyst) and Jenny Taft (Sidelines) (FOX)
Gregg Daniels (Play-By-Play) and Dale Hellestrae (Analyst) (Compass Media)
Nielsen ratings7.3 (12.9 million viewers)
Big Ten Football Championship Game
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2017 Big Ten football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
No. 5 Ohio State xy$   8 1         12 2  
No. 15 Michigan State   7 2         10 3  
No. 8 Penn State   7 2         11 2  
Michigan   5 4         8 5  
Rutgers   3 6         4 8  
Indiana   2 7         5 7  
Maryland   2 7         4 8  
West Division
No. 7 Wisconsin xy   9 0         13 1  
No. 17 Northwestern   7 2         10 3  
Iowa   4 5         8 5  
Purdue   4 5         7 6  
Nebraska   3 6         4 8  
Minnesota   2 7         5 7  
Illinois   0 9         2 10  
Championship: Ohio State 27, Wisconsin 21
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
Rankings from AP Poll

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HistoryEdit

The 2017 Championship Game was the seventh in the Big Ten's 122-year history and the fourth to feature the conference's East and West alignment. Last season, the Big Ten Championship Game featured the Penn State Nittany Lions, champions of the East Division and the Wisconsin Badgers, champions of the West Division.

OtherEdit

TeamsEdit

Wisconsin BadgersEdit

The #4 Wisconsin Badgers represented the West Division of the Big Ten for the second consecutive year and came into the game with a perfect 12-win season. With a win, the Badgers would have all but secured a spot in the College Football Playoff. It was Wisconsin's fifth appearance in the title game with other appearances coming in 2011, 2012, 2014 and 2016. Wisconsin is 2-3 in the game with their last wins coming in 2011 and 2012. They are 0-2 against the Buckeyes.

Ohio State BuckeyesEdit

The #8 Ohio State Buckeyes represented the East Division of the Big Ten and came into the game with an overall record of 10-2 and a conference record of 8-1. Their two losses came from #2 Oklahoma and Iowa. It was the Buckeyes' third appearance in the title game with the others coming in 2013 and 2014. Ohio State is 2-1 in the game including a 2-0 against Wisconsin.

Game summaryEdit

Scoring summary
Quarter Time Drive Team Scoring information Score
Plays Yards TOP Ohio State Wisconsin
1 6:31 4 96 1:15 OSU Terry McLaurin 84-yard touchdown reception from J. T. Barrett, Sean Nuernburger kick good 7 0
1 2:08 2 3 0:36 UW Andrew Van Ginkel 9-yard interception return, Rafael Gaglianone kick good 7 7
1 0:59 4 75 1:09 OSU Parris Campbell 54-yard touchdown reception from J.T. Barrett, Sean Nuernburger kick good 14 7
2 11:10 3 82 1:05 OSU J.T. Barrett 1-yard touchdown run, Sean Nuernburger kick good 21 7
2 3:42 4 1 1:51 UW 28-yard field goal by Rafael Gaglianone 21 10
3 10:14 8 50 3:12 UW 46-yard field goal by Rafael Gaglianone 21 13
3 7:25 8 65 2:49 OSU 27-yard field goal by Sean Nuernburger 24 13
4 12:39 11 52 4:28 UW Chris James 1-yard touchdown run, 2-point pass from Alex Hornibrook complete to Troy Fumagalli 24 21
4 5:20 15 72 7:19 OSU 20-yard field goal by Sean Nuernburger 27 21
"TOP" = time of possession. For other American football terms, see Glossary of American football. 27 21

StatisticsEdit

Statistics[2] OSU WIS
First Downs 16 16
Total offense yards 449 298
Rushes-yards (net) 238 60
Passing yards (net) 211 238
Passes, Comp-Att-Int 12-26-2 20-41-2
Time of Possession 25:54 34:06
Penalties 5–48 6–55
Turnovers 3 2

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Kristi Dosh. "New Deals with Fox, CBS and ESPN nearly triple Big Ten Television Revenue". forbes.com. Retrieved June 20, 2016.
  2. ^ "Big Ten Championship: Wisconsin vs. Penn State". Stat Broadcast. Retrieved December 3, 2016.