2014 BCS National Championship PreviewThis is the game that all the critics and analysts have been waiting for. Both Wisconsin and Ohio St have both proven year in and out that they are the elite of the Big 10, one of, if not the best conference in the nation. Yet, it has been since 2010 since they have faced each other on the field. In that game, Ohio St easily handled the Badgers as they cruised to a 38-14 win. They have shared the conference title for the past 3 seasons, but now they have a true way of seeing which team is superior, and that's by playing it out on the field. #2 Wisconsin Badgers 12-0 (8-0)After many heartbreaking endings for the Badgers the past 2 seasons, with a denial in the title game in 2012 to Fresno St and a last game loss to Mizzou in 2013, they finally finish off an undefeated regular season. Many analysts saying their schedule is too tough, their players arn't talented enough, and they don't have much depth to take a shot at the title. But time and time again, they prove the critics wrong. They have shown to beat the top teams in the nation, pulling out a win against Oregon and handling Oklahoma on the road. There were other close games, as a late TD prevailed against Michigan and a FG that Illinois believes could only be explained by "magic" kept the #1 team from having to go to OT. Offensively, the Badgers are lead with their HBs White and Williams. White has scored a total of 23 TDs with 21 of them on the ground. His great acceleration allows him to fly by defenders even when they are in the backfield. QB Livingston hasnt had a great season stat wise, with 14 TDs to 10 INTs and only a 153 QB rating, but he has lead this team in tight battles before and is ready for this game. The wideouts arnt used much, but Rodgers is able to run any kind of routes, whether it be deep, medium or short routes and is reliable to catch the ball. Defense has been the key to the Badgers run this year. In years past, they relied on just turnovers and the offense/punt squad to bail them out. DE Irwin has 11 TFL and causes havoc in the backfield. The LB corps as a whole has been tremendous, having 27 TFL total. CB Jefferson has stepped up with 13 deflections and 5 INTs. As a whole, they have given up an average of only 12.5 points per game. Their play will be key in shutting down the #8 offense.#1 Ohio St 12-0 (8-0)The Buckeyes have breezed through their schedule. They have taken out opponents such as Alabama, Notre Dame, and Texas. Their offense is #2 in scoring with 48 points a game and are #1 in turnover differential at +19.Their QB Battle knows what he's doing. He has a QB rating of 202 with 29 TDs on the year. The Buckeyes backfield is what scares team the most. They not only have one rusher above 1000 yards, but 3. They have racked up a total of 3567 yards. WR Louis is a speed demon who has caught 56 balls and 13 TDs on the year.As if the offense wasnt scary enough, DE Thomas reminds you that the defense is just as good. He was 21 total sacks on the year and is the Bednarik Award recipient. The know how to cause turnovers and can shut down the run.The key for the Badgers is to not get overly excited about just making the game. They have to come out and play. The Buckeyes are going to have their share of plays. Wisconsin just needs to counter with their own big plays. Getting points up on the board will be key, as the Buckeyes know how to score. Livingston will have to be on top of his game. His accuracy has been shotty leading up to now. And backup RSFR Herron might be jittery playing in the big stage. In every game for the Badgers, someone new and unsuspecting has stepped up and played big. This will have to happen in this game. The Badgers need to keep it close going into the fourth, and look to benefit off a lucky break.