Ohio State, 11-1 and champion of the Big Ten Conference for a record-tying sixth consecutive season, will play Arkansas, 10-2 from the southeastern Conference, in the Allstate Sugar Bowl Tuesday, Jan. 4 at 8:30p.m. (EST). ESPN will televise the game from the Louisiana Superdome.
This marks the 11th consecutive season Ohio State will be playing in a bowl game – the longest streak in the Big Ten – and even more impressively, the game represents a national record ninth Bowl Championship Series (BCS) game and sixth consecutive for Ohio State. The Buckeyes are 5-3 in BCS games, which is tied with Florida for the second-most BCS wins behind USC's six.
Ohio State, No. 6 in the final BCS poll released Sunday, and No. 8 Arkansas have never met on the gridiron and this first match-up features two hot teams. The Buckeyes have won five consecutive games since an Oct. 16 loss at Wisconsin, including November wins over Penn State, at Iowa and Michigan that clinched the Big Ten championship.
Arkansas, second in the SEC West to unbeaten Auburn, has won six in a row since last losing Oct. 16 at Auburn. The Razorbacks' streak includes wins at SEC East champion South Carolina, and a win over LSU in their last game of the regular season.
This game should be exciting!