Nov. 25, 2012
Nebraska and Wisconsin will take part in the second annual Big Ten Football Championship Game on Saturday, Dec. 1, at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. In their second year in the conference, the Cornhuskers will represent the Legends Division, while the two-time Big Ten Champion Badgers will represent the Leaders Division. The winner will earn the Amos Alonzo Stagg Championship Trophy and a chance to play in the Rose Bowl Game.
The Cornhuskers and Badgers will meet for the second time this season after squaring off in the Big Ten opener back on Sept. 29. During the regular season meeting, Nebraska rallied from a 17-point third-quarter deficit to knot the score at 27-27 entering the fourth quarter, then tallied a field goal and held on for the 30-27 victory.
Wisconsin returns to the Big Ten Football Championship Game after earning a 42-39 victory over Michigan State in the inaugural contest to claim a second straight conference title and trip to the Rose Bowl Game. The Badgers are looking for their 14th Big Ten title and a third straight crown for the first time in school history. Nebraska has won 43 conference titles but is looking for its first Big Ten Championship.
The 2012 Big Ten Football Championship Game will begin at 8:17 p.m. ET on Saturday, Dec. 1. Ticket blocks are being held for Wisconsin and Nebraska and will be sold through university ticket offices. Tickets can also be purchased through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000. Every Big Ten Football Championship Game ticket will allow complimentary admission to Big Ten Fan Fest presented by Dr Pepper, which will be held at the Indiana Convention Center from 3-9 p.m. ET on Friday, Nov. 30, and 10 a.m. through 8 p.m. ET on game day. For more information on Big Ten Football Championship Game tickets, go to www.bigten.org.