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Ohio State, Indiana In Control In Big 10

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Ohio State, Indiana In Control In Big 10

Allison Bradfield photo.

Ohio State and Indiana have essentially clinched a spot in the Big Ten championship game after both teams won over the weekend.

Josh Leidich, Ryan Bradfield, and Luke Downs all scored two tries for Ohio State as the Buckeyes beat Wisconsin 69-15. OSU got a penalty try, plus tries from Nolan Skelly, Andrew Baldado, and Vince Carso Fullback Conor Forrestal added 15 points with the boot.

Indiana beat Purdue 62-15 wth freshmen Will Chevalier and Russell Lemaster scoring five tries between them. Michael Nettleton added five conversions.

So now Ohio State sits 5-1 and IU is 5-0. In 3rd is Illinois (39-5 winners over Minnesota) but Illinois has no more league games left.  Michigan and Michigan State both have games left, but not enough.

So the final playoff day will likely look like this:

Championship Match: Ohio State vs Indiana

3rd/4th: Michigan State vs either Illinois or Michigan

5th/6th: Wisconsin vs Michigan or Minnesota

7th/8th: Purdue vs Minnesota or possible Michigan

Big 10 W L T PF PA PD BT BL PTS
Ohio State 5 1 0 299 99 200 5 1 26
Indiana 5 0 0 235 70 165 5 0 25
Illinois 3 3 0 160 147 13 3 1 16
Michigan State 2 2 1 93 143 -50 3 0 13
Wisconsin 2 4 0 113 214 -101 2 1 11
Michigan 2 1 0 94 88 6 2 0 10
Minnesota 1 4 1 97 226 -129 1 0 7
Purdue 0 5 0 85 189 -104 0 0 0