Sorry to spoil the suspense, but here's what will happen.
The Big Ten will change its rules.
It will get Ohio State another game this week.
Ohio State will win, and therefore get into the Big Ten championship game, where it will win that game.
That will get Ohio State into the College Football Playoff, and then all bets are off.
There is no more Big Ten season. There is only Ohio State season. The league will do what it has to do to get the Buckeyes in, and any complaining will be ignored.
Getting Ohio State into the playoff was the biggest motivating factor for the Big Ten playing this season.
SEC would do the same for Alabama, too.