Northwestern Earns Championship Game Berth
Wildcats clinch at least a share of West Division title
ROSEMONT, Ill. – With a 14-10 victory over Iowa on Saturday combined with wins by Minnesota and Penn State, Northwestern secured a berth in the 2018 Big Ten Football Championship Game presented by Discover and at least a share of the Big Ten West Division title. The East Division title and participant in the Big Ten Football Championship Game will be decided over the final two weeks of the season.
The Wildcats secured at least a share of their first division title after improving to 6-1 in conference play. Purdue and Wisconsin remain alive for a share of the West Division title, but Northwestern would advance to the Big Ten title game by winning the potential tiebreakers.
The 2018 Big Ten Football Championship Game will be played on Saturday, Dec. 1, at Indianapolis’ Lucas Oil Stadium and will be broadcast nationally on FOX with kickoff set for 8 p.m. ET. The winner will earn the Amos Alonzo Stagg Championship Trophy and a chance to play in one of the six bowls that comprise the College Football Playoff, including the Rose Bowl Game.
Tickets for the Big Ten Football Championship Game remain available and can be purchased through Ticketmaster at www.ticketmaster.com or by calling (800) 745-3000. In addition, ticket blocks are being held for both Northwestern and the representative from the East Division and will be sold through university ticket offices. Those interested in VIP Packages or suites should contact Indiana Sports Corp by emailing [email protected] or by calling (317) 237-5036.
Fans attending the 2018 Big Ten Football Championship Game in Indianapolis on Dec. 1 will be asked to enter with clear bags and should be prepared to arrive early. More information can be found on bigten.org/fcg.
Every Big Ten Football Championship Game ticket will allow complimentary admission to the Big Ten Fan Fest presented by Dr Pepper, to be held at the Indiana Convention Center on Friday and Saturday, Nov. 30 and Dec. 1. For more information on the Big Ten Football Championship Game, visit bigten.org/fcg.