Here are things you’ll want to know about the game when No. 8 Ohio State (10-2, 8-1) and No. 3 Wisconsin (12-0, 9-0) meet to decide the Big Ten Championship.

1. Kickoff is at 8:17 p.m. Saturday in Lucas Oil Stadium (capacity 62,421) in Indianapolis. The retractable roof, which got stuck in the half-open position on Sunday, is closed again, so the weather will not be a factor.

2. This will be the Buckeyes’ first Big Ten title game appearance since 2014, when they defeated Wisconsin 59-0 on their way to winning the first College Football Playoff national championship. Meanwhile, Wisconsin will be playing in the championship game for the second straight year and the fifth time in the seven years the Big Ten has had such a game.

3. Oddsmakers have Ohio State favored by 6.5 points over the Badgers. Ohio State has won the last five meetings between the two teams dating back to 2011. Wisconsin is not only undefeated this year, but they have never trailed in the fourth quarter.

4. Like the Michigan game, this game is being televised by Fox, whose crew will again be Gus Johnson (play-by-play), Joel Klatt (analysis) and Jenny Taft (sideline).

5. You also can hear the game on local radio at 97.1 The Fan with announcers Paul Keels (play-by-play), Jim Lachey (analysis) and Matt Andrews (sideline).

6. Strength vs. strength: Wisconsin has allowed just 12 points per game (No. 1 nationally), while Ohio State has scored 43.8 points per game (No. 5) ... Also, Wisconsin is No. 1 in the nation in run defense at 80.5 yards per game, while Ohio State is No. 13 in rushing with 250.3 yards per game.

7. Record watch: If he gains another 48 yards, J.K. Dobbins will break the Ohio State freshman rushing record, held by Maurice Clarett since 2002 with 1,237 yards. Also, J.T. Barrett needs two touchdown passes to break the Ohio State single season record of 34 TD passes, held by ... J.T. Barrett (2014).

8. Ohio State has had 76 plays from scrimmage that have gone for at least 20 yards, topped by Mike Weber's 82-yard touchdown run against Michigan State. The next four longest are J.T. Barrett touchdown passes of 74, 70, 69 and 59 yards.

9. Expect to hear a lot about ... freshman running back Jonathan Taylor, who is No. 3 in the nation and No. 1 in the Big Ten in rushing yards with 1,806 yards (and he has 13 touchdowns) ... quarterback Alex Hornibrook, who has passed for 2,157 yards and 21 TDs ... and linebackers Ryan Connelly and T.J. Edwards, the team's leading tacklers.

10. Local connections: Wisconsin’s roster includes five players from Ohio, including two who played locally for OCC schols: redshirt freshman safety Seth Currens from Pickerington Central and sophomore linebacker Griffin Grady, who played at Dublin Coffman.