OHIO – After a step back with the cancellation of this Saturdays game vs Michigan and a 6 game requirement that possibly could have stifled a championship game, now Ohio state faces Northwestern in a title bout.
A minimum 6 games is needed to qualify for the championship, but COVID-19 issues have caused the Buckeyes to only play 5 with two other cancellations.
In a statement from the Big Ten, “The decision was based on a competitive analysis which determined that Ohio State would have advanced to the Big Ten Football Championship Game based on its undefeated record and head-to-head victory over Indiana regardless of a win or loss against Michigan.”
The Big Ten Conference Administrators Council, which includes the Directors of Athletics and Senior Women Administrators from all 14 member institutions
The game is set to play now on Dec. 19 in Indianapolis.