Badgers vs. Buckeyes: Head coaches discuss Big Ten Championship match-up

Wisconsin head coach Paul Chryst and Ohio State head coach Ryan Day posed with the Big Ten Championship trophy Friday afternoon.

Badgers vs. Buckeyes: Head coaches discuss Big Ten Championship match-up

The Ohio State Buckeyes are trying to make it three straight Big Ten Championships, while the Badgers are looking for a victory after two straight losses at Lucas Oil Stadium.

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“All eyes on this game, keep preparing. We want to accelerate through the finish line and execute at a high level,” said Day.

Ohio State is a familiar foe to Wisconsin. The Badgers played the Buckeyes in October in Columbus. Ohio State won 38-7.

Chryst said the meeting the same opponent twice in the same season is something he’s seen before.

“The fact that the first Big Ten Championship, we played Michigan State and then saw them again, I think it really helps your players understand a little bit more about the things you can’t see on film,” said Chryst.

“I think of it as how that game felt, feeling going up against them, so I think there’s certainly some things to be taken from it, but I also believe you’re not replaying that game, you know, that game happened I think your players take some things away from it that can help them.”

Ohio State defensive end Chase Young had a breakout game against Wisconsin earlier in the season. He had four sacks and two forced fumbles.

Chryst on A.J. Taylor’s injury that has sidelined him for the season: “A.J.’s meant so much to, not this team, but this program. Unbeliveable worker, leader on this team, cares about the guys.”@WISCTV_News3 #Wisconsin #OhioState #BigTenChampionship

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“What’s impressive about their (Ohio State) defense is they’ve got talented players, they’re playing all together. When I talk about well-coached, they look like they know exactly what they are doing. They’re an attacking defense, made up of a lot of really good players. You try to focus on putting too much energy into one player, they’ve got others that will beat you,” said Chryst.

Wisconsin will be without one of its leading receivers, A.J. Taylor. Wisconsin announced he will be out the rest of the season with a leg injury.

Chryst on A.J. Taylor’s injury that has sidelined him for the season: “A.J.’s meant so much to, not this team, but this program. Unbeliveable worker, leader on this team, cares about the guys.”@WISCTV_News3 #Wisconsin #OhioState #BigTenChampionship

— Stephanie Olson (@StephO1821) December 6, 2019

“A.J.’s meant so much to not just this time, but this program. He’s an unbelievable worker, leader on the team, cares about the guys,” said Chryst.

Ohio State’s quarterback Justin Fields reaggravated an MCL injury last week against Michigan, but Day said he is good to go for Saturday’s game.

The game kickoff is scheduled for 7 p.m. Saturday on FOX.

Badgers vs. Buckeyes: Head coaches discuss Big Ten Championship match-up

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