COLUMBUS, Ohio — Ohio State football kicks off its Big Ten schedule against a quality opponent in yet another game under the lights.
A prime-time game against Notre Dame marked the debut of a new defense and some new faces on offenses hoping to be next in line as potential first-round NFL Draft picks, all while plenty of celebrities were in the crowd.
A prime-time game against Toledo was more about a final tune-up while providing a chance for some already-established players to work their way back.
Now comes a prime-time game against Wisconsin in what’s more of a prove-it week.
Jim Knowles’ defense has shown promise, but it also hasn’t faced an offense with multiple players capable of exposing it in a way that can lead to a win. The absence of guys like Jaxon Smith-Njibga, Julian Fleming and, at times, TreVeyon Henderson has let CJ Stroud’s other weapons build chemistry with him while establishing themselves as threats.
Now comes a game against the Badgers, who can provide the proper validation that the 2022 OSU roster can truly contend for a national title. Just as the last four meetings have been, whether during the regular season or multiple Big Ten Championship games.
What better way to do this than with yet another prime-time game on ABC with the world watching?
Watch the full trailer above as you prepare to watch Ohio State face the Badgers on Saturday.
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