Buckeyes Host Badgers in Big Ten Debut

Published on 27-Sep-2013 by Alan Adamsson

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Buckeyes Host Badgers in Big Ten Debut

The Ohio State Buckeyes have spent much of the past year proving to college football fans that they’re one of the best teams available on the NCAA moneyline.

Until this season, though, they weren’t even eligible for a bowl. Can the Buckeyes battle back with a vengeance and increase their odds of winning the BCS National Championship further?

With Bovada posting them at 6:1 odds on the college football futures, the fourth-ranked Buckeyes are contenders, no doubt, but at what point will this Ohio State club – deemed ineligible in 2012 – be able to establish themselves as the greatest threat to the SEC’s seven-year reign atop the NCAA totem pole?

This weekend, Urban Meyer & Co will face their toughest test of the young season in the No 23 Wisconsin Badgers. The contest also marks both teams' Big Ten season opener. Check the Bovada data tool on our Home page to get college football odds for what promises to be a heated conference rivalry while the Buckeyes make their case as a national contender.

Can a feisty Badgers team make up for their controversial loss to Arizona State by beating the seven-point spread held against them in the sportsbook? If so, it looks like they'll have to contain Braxton Miller, as the Buckeyes' signal-caller returns from a two-game absence due ot injury.

This is Wisconsin's second straight week on the road, so that's going to be a tall order.