Big Ten Championship Game Open Thread

Submitted by ChopBlock on December 1st, 2012 at 7:57 PM

Nebraska-Wisconsin. 8:00PM EST on FOX. Gus Johnson and Charles Davis are calling the game.

Various sources have the line in favor of Nebraska by 3. If Nebraska wins, Michigan is all but assured the Capital One Citrus Bowl against A&M (likely) or Georgia, while the conversation is a bit more complicated if Wisconsin wins.

Comments

San Diego Mick

December 1st, 2012 at 11:39 PM ^

have won the 1st 2 B1G CG's, that makes me ill, what a lucky team of circumstances.

when we went to 3 Rose Bowls in a row in 76'-78' seasons, we were 10-1 and ranked #1 for most of those 3 years, SMH

San Diego Mick

December 1st, 2012 at 11:44 PM ^

next year we'll probably beat ohio at home and then have to beat them again the next fucking week.

Move that game to the 1st week of Nov please, jump on board people, it's not fair to either program to have to beat the other twice in a row like could happen often here in the very near future.

snarling wolverine

December 2nd, 2012 at 12:02 AM ^

So what if the two best programs are in the same division?  Texas and Oklahoma were in the same division in the Big 12.  So are Bama and LSU right now.  What's wrong with that?  Other conferences don't seem to have any problem going with geography and letting the chips fall where they may.  

 

AmaizeingBlue

December 1st, 2012 at 11:52 PM ^

I'm pretty sure we can still go to the cap one bowl. Nebraska now has 3 losses to our 4, so the 2 win thing doesn't take place. I read this on the big ten blog on espn.

PitchAndCatch

December 2nd, 2012 at 12:04 AM ^

it's wins OR losses.  They have two more wins than us.  Capital One's choice is Nebraska or Northwestern.  And judging by how Ryan Field looks on a weekly basis, I think we all know they are taking Nebraska.  Looks like we will be going to Outback or Gator.  I am thinking Outback, because again, I doubt they take Northwestern over us.

AmaizeingBlue

December 1st, 2012 at 11:52 PM ^

I'm pretty sure we can still go to the cap one bowl. Nebraska now has 3 losses to our 4, so the 2 win thing doesn't take place. I read this on the big ten blog on espn.

Brodie

December 2nd, 2012 at 12:21 AM ^

would you rather subject our o-line to the Cockz d-line? 

these are meaningless games, all on new year's day and all in florida. the placement doesn't even matter, honestly, I'd rather have 9 wins if possible. 

Loid

December 2nd, 2012 at 10:53 AM ^

OK guys (and gals)..............take off your Maize and Blue blinders for a moment, and imagine you are a top flight offensive line recruit, looking to advance your fame and fortune at the collegiate level, with aspirations toward the pros.  Do you go to Michigan............or Wisconsin?  After watching the game a bit last night and Wisconsin just freaking bulldozing Nebraska, I have got to admit the obvious choice is Wisconsin (throwing tradition, legacy, and the whole Michigan experience to the side for a moment).  I mean really!!!!!!!!  Wisconsin doesn't have a passing attack, so they know you are just going to run it, and they run it at will.  With Authority.  Spectacularly so.  Meanwhile, back in Ann Arbor, we can't get one yard rushing if our life depended on it.  All year long..............ALL     YEAR     LONG...........Despite our declarations about how we want to be physical and run the ball.  The intent is there, the coaching effort is there........................Is it talent?  Coaching?  System?   Weight Program?    Whatever it is, and I suspect coaching, they (Wiscy) have it figured out, and meanwhile, Michigan is lost in the proverbial wilderness, wandering aimlesssly without a clue.  Hopefully, the new class with Kalis and Kugler in particular, can reverse the trend and give us a truly cohesive unit that can in some way replicate the Wisconsin gold standard, because they are indeed, the gold standard, and have been for quite some time.

 

Loid

December 2nd, 2012 at 12:51 PM ^

While certainly not a Wisconsin expert, I do understand they got rid of a new O line coach early on, and then they came into their own.  Admittedly they also crapped the bed against MSU, but so did a lot of teams offensively.  While a lot of stock is indeed being put on the Nebraska game, 552 yards is HUGE.  Nebraska D, while not a juggernaut, is respectable, and they got their asses handed to them by a one dimensional offense.  Impressive every day of the week.  And again, by comparison, Michigan couldn't get the yard or two they needed all year, and all day long against OSU.  They are what we want to be from a running standpoint.

grumbler

December 2nd, 2012 at 1:36 PM ^

is reality.  I know that reality has to take second place to opinion in general, but when reality is five 4-star commits to Michigan and zero four-star commits to Wisconsin, the opinion that Wisconsin is the "obvious pick" of "top-fight offensive line recruit[s]" seems... a bit overblown, even for an unsubstantiated opinion.