|2012 Big Ten Football Championship Game|
|Date||December 1, 2012|
|Stadium||Lucas Oil Stadium|
|MVP||Montee Ball, Wisconsin|
|Halftime show||University of Nebraska Marching Band, University of Wisconsin Marching Band|
|United States TV coverage|
|Announcers:||Gus Johnson, (Play-by-play) Charles Davis (Color Analyst) and Julie Alexandria (Sideline Reporter)|
| Big Ten Football Championship Game
|2012 Big Ten football standings|
|#25 Nebraska xy||7||–||1||10||–||4|
|#3 Ohio State* x||8||–||0||12||–||0|
|Championship: Wisconsin 70, Nebraska 31|
|† – BCS representative as champion |
x – Division champion/co-champions
y – Championship game participant
The 2012 Big Ten Football Championship Game was a college football game. It was played on December 1, 2012, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana, to determine the 2012 champion of the Big Ten Conference. It was played between the Wisconsin Badgers of the Leaders Division and the Nebraska Cornhuskers of the Legends Division. Wisconsin defeated Nebraska 70-31.
Wisconsin finished third place in the Leaders division, but division winner Ohio State (improper benefits to players, one-year postseason ban) and runner-up Penn State (child sex abuse scandal, four-year postseason ban) were ineligible as neither team was eligible for postseason play.
The game was the second football championship game ever played in the Big Ten's 116 year history; the Big Ten expanded to twelve teams the year before. The game was played in prime time and televised by Fox, with kickoff scheduled for 8:17 PM Eastern Time. In only the 2nd year of the Big Ten Championship game, one team entered the game unranked in the BCS standings, AP poll, and Coaches' poll.
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- ↑ Associated Press (November 23, 2012). "'Huskers Will Play for Big Ten Title", Fox Sports. Retrieved November 23, 2012.
- ↑ "Ball helps Badgers rush past No. 14 Nebraska 70-31". Sports Illustrated. 2012-12-01. http://sportsillustrated.cnn.com/2012/football/ncaa/wires/12/01/2060.ap.fbc.big.ten.championship.0159/index.html. Retrieved 2012-12-01.
- ↑ "Big Ten Announces Media Agreement with FOX Sports to Televise 2011-16 Big Ten Football Championship Games". BigTen.org: The Big Ten Conference Official Site. 2010-11-17. http://www.bigten.org/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/111710aaa.html. Retrieved 2012-08-02.
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