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What it means to Ohio State
In case you weren't aware, the hatred Ohio State holds for Wisconsin runs deep, and a lot of that has to do with the blow the Badgers dealt the Buckeyes two years ago.
In 2010, Ohio State entered Camp Randall Stadium undefeated, just as it does this year, and it also held the No. 1 ranking. Those sore feelings haven't faded over the past two seasons according to wide receiver Corey Brown (H/T Jeff Rapp).
Yes, this game doesn't have BCS implications, but Ohio State would like nothing more to avenge its heartbreaking loss from two years ago on Wisconsin's home turf.
An undefeated season is on the line, and that's kind of a big deal. The last time Ohio State ran the table was in 2002, when the Buckeyes went 14-0 and defeated Miami (FL) in the National Championship Game.
What it means to Wisconsin
Just as Ohio State would like nothing more than to stay undefeated by beating Wisconsin, the Badgers have a bitter taste in their mouths from a year ago.
A blown coverage led to a wide-open Devin Smith touchdown reception that doomed the Badgers last season, risking their bid for an appearance in the B1G Championship Game. Ohio State may have revenge on their mind, but Wisconsin's bitter memory is fresher.
It's also an opportunity to see what Curt Phillips can really do, as he will be forced into more passing situations this week compared to last week's game against Indiana. This will be a true test for Phillips and Co., and a win would help build what has the potential to be an incredible story.