Ohio State Clinches Big Ten East Title, Berth in Big Ten Championship Game

By Dan Hope on November 23, 2019 at 3:40 pm
Baron Browning and Chase Young celebrate the 2018 Big Ten championship.

Ohio State is headed to Indianapolis for the third year in a row.

With its 28-17 win over Penn State on Saturday, Ohio State clinched this year's Big Ten East title and the division's berth in this year's Big Ten Championship Game, where the Buckeyes will look to win their third consecutive conference championship in two weeks.

Even if Michigan defeated Ohio State in its regular-season finale next week, the Buckeyes have already locked up the division title and the corresponding championship game berth. Ohio State has a perfect 11-0 record with an 8-0 record in conference play, while Penn State and Michigan both now have two losses with one week remaining in the regular season.

The Buckeyes will face either Minnesota or Wisconsin, who are set to play in a de facto Big Ten West title game next Saturday at 3:30 p.m. (assuming Wisconsin defeats Purdue today).

Ohio State has won each of the last two Big Ten Championship Games, with a 27-21 win over Wisconsin in 2017 and a 45-24 win over Northwestern in 2018.

This year's Big Ten Championship Game at Lucas Oil Stadium is scheduled for an 8 p.m. kickoff on Dec. 7 and will be televised on Fox.

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