Badgers will silence Buckeye Nation

Originally Published: October 7, 2004
By Tony Granieri | Scouts, Inc.
Saturday's game marks the 72nd meeting between Wisconsin and Ohio State. The Buckeyes own a decisive 50-16-5 edge in the series, but it has been much closer recently, with Ohio State holding a slim 5-4-1 edge over the last ten games. Wisconsin has won three of the last four meetings, including last year's 17-10 win over the then-No. 3 Buckeyes.

Who: Wisconsin (16) at Ohio State (15)
When: Sat., 3:30 p.m. ET (ABC)
Where: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, OH
This game will feature two of the nation's best defenses. The Badgers lead the conference in total defense, pass defense and scoring defense, allowing an average of just 5.2 points per game. Ohio State counters with the Big Ten's leading tackler in LB A.J. Hawk and a defense that is as aggressive as any in the country.

The stakes are high between these two long-time rivals, and the outcome of this one will go a long way in determining the Big Ten championship.