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Big Ten Championship

I am a fan of The Ohio State Buckeyes Football Team and watch the games regularly.

Article Summary

Big Ten Championship is a recap of the football game played between Northwestern Wildcats and The Ohio State Buckeyes on December 19, 2020.

The winner of this football game will be the division champions and possibly advance to the final four.

"#4 Ohio State vs #14 Northwestern Highlights | 2020 Big 10 Championship | College Football Highlights by Wheels"



1st Quarter

Big 10 Championship between Northwestern Wildcats & Ohio State Buckeyes was played on December 19, 2020 at noon airing on Fox.

The first quarter started out in disappointment when an Ohio State touchdown was overturned. There was a flag was tossed for holding by a buckeye player, #76.

The Wildcats then pushed Ohio State back, forcing a 42 yard field goal attempt.

Luckily it was successful with Ohio State leading 3 – 0.

But Northwestern gets a 33 yard gain which leads to a Wildcat touchdown. The ending score for the first quarter is Northwestern Wildcats 7 to Ohio State Buckeyes 3.



2nd Quarter

The start of the second quarter is discouraging with a 47 yard field goal completed by the Wildcats making the score now 10 to 3.

Ohio State then takes it down the field but is forced to kick a field goal making the score 10 to 6.

Excitement grows when Ohio State regains control of the football. They throw a pass for a touchdown but it is intercepted by the Wildcats.

Ending the first half with a score of 10 to 6 with the Buckeyes still lagging behind.



3rd Quarter

Northwestern has the start after the half. Ohio State intercepts a pass only to give the ball away again with a turnover by an interception.

The Ohio State Buckeyes are looking bad today as their next play ends with a 42 yard field goal attempt missed.

Finally they get lucky when Northwestern Wildcats miss a field goal.

Then the Buckeyes score a touchdown in the last two minutes of the 3rd quarter.

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With the Buckeyes intercepting the ball at the 41 yard line.

End of the 3rd quarter is 10 – 13 with the Ohio State Buckeyes in the lead.



4th Quarter

In the beginning of the 4th the Buckeyes showed a lot of promise with everyone hopeful for a touchdown but were forced to take another field goal. The score 10 to 16.

They secure the game when Sermon makes a touchdown making the score 10 to 22 but then instead of kicking the extra point they go for two points and miss.



Ohio State Wins Big Ten Championship

Ohio State wins the Big Ten Championship.

They are picked as number 3 to advance in the Final Four against Clemson who is number 2.

The game will be played on January 1st at 8:00 p.m. at The Sugar Bowl in New Orleans which is to be aired by ESPN.

Trey Sermon had a stellar performance which won him the MVP, most valuable player award. He received the Grange-Griffin Trophy.

In this game he rushed 331 yards breaking Eddie George’s record of 314 set back in 1995.

"Northwestern vs Ohio State | Buckeyes Win Big Ten Championship" by Big Ten Network



BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 23, 2020:


Thank you.

I was born in Ohio and currently live here.

The Buckeyes have always been a big part of my life.

I enjoy watching these games.

Take care & have a Merry Christmas!

Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on December 23, 2020:

As I was born and raised in Ohio, I have a soft spot for the Bucheyes. You really gave us a play by play description of the game, Brenda. Thank you.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 23, 2020:


Thank you.

I tried to jot a few notes down during the game.

Hope you have a Merry Christmas!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 23, 2020:


This season took a big hit with the coronavirus. Many teams did not start in the beginning and several games have been cancelled due to players getting Covid-19.

The players are tested almost every day.

They do not wear mask but fans are basically not allowed to enter.

There are a few that have limited seats for fans.

Watching it on television has been a great relief from the coronavirus. It is something to look forward to each week.

Thanks for reading.

Ruby Jean Richert from Southern Illinois on December 23, 2020:

The only game I ever watch is the Cardinals baseball, but Ray is a fan and watched it, You did a great play by play in your writing.

manatita44 from london on December 23, 2020:

Brenda, a different one from you. I used to watch it in the late seventies from 'downtown' Brooklyn with my father and family. Never understood it. I guess 'football' to me means the game in England, which is quite different. They seem quite dynamic, though.

I couldn't help thinking of the risks of the virus, as they made contact and I also saw no face masks. I guess that they must be all screened before the game. You're a fan? Awesome!

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on December 22, 2020:


It is quite a different area for me, but here lately I haven't had alot of time to write.

While I was watching the game I thought to myself...why not?

I look forward to watching the game on New Year's Day.

Take care and have a Merry Christmas!

Rosina S Khan on December 22, 2020:

This article is a bit different from what you usually write. I don't have much idea about American Football but I am happy for you. My cheers, Brenda, also for the winner, The Ohio State Buckeyes. Thanks for sharing.

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