Posted-September 27th, 2013 1:49 pm
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- There was a time when Ohio State could use the week of the Wisconsin game to prepare for other, bigger showdowns.
From 1948 to 1980, the Buckeyes were 32-1 against the Badgers. Most games were over before fans found their seats.
But then coaches Dave McClain, Barry Alvarez and Bret Bielema brought respect and stability to Wisconsin.
From 1981-87, the Badgers won six times in seven meetings -- after winning just seven times in the previous 68 years.
Now the game is truly a rivalry, with each side trading welts, bruises and victories in equal measure in what has become one of the most anticipated games on their schedules.
Naturally, a lot is riding on Saturday night's meeting between the fourth-ranked Buckeyes and No. 23 Badgers.
(Copyright Associated Press)
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