Badgers excited for Big Ten Championship test
INDIANAPOLIS, Ind. (WLUK) -- In a season on par with the best in program history, Wisconsin has traveled to Indianapolis for what they hope is the taste of sweet victory.
"I’m a little nervous but I think the Badgers under Paul Chryst have them grounded," Badgers fan Jeff Greeneway said. "They’re going to compete right in the game until the bitter end. I hope it turns our way at the end."
Lucas Oil stadium has been a "house of horrors" in recent Big Ten title games (59-0 loss in 2014, 38-31 last season) but that hasn’t stopped the Badgers from believing their time has come against Ohio State.
"We’ve never been 12-0 before, a chance to go to the college playoff," Badgers fan Jim Lewis said. "It's the first time Wisconsin has had a path to the national championship; excited to see it."
The stakes couldn’t be any higher for 12-0 Wisconsin with the entire nation watching. They’ve earned the attention of one of college football’s top four playoff teams, now they’re set on proving it.
"I know our players are excited about playing in this game," Badgers head coach Paul Chryst said. "We get to play against a really talented, well coached Ohio State team and it’s for the Big Ten Championship. That’s the focus, that’s what they’re talking about, that’s what we feel."
It'll take 60 minutes to determine which of these division champions will ultimately stand atop the Big Ten but one thing we do know: Red confetti will fall from the Lucas Oil Stadium rafters Saturday night.
Badger nation just hoping the shade will be Cardinal and not Scarlet this time around.