Ohio State vs. Northwestern: Live Score and Highlights
Ohio State 40, Northwestern 30 — Final
What a game.
The No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes (6-0) got a huge road win over the No. 16 Northwestern Wildcats (4-1), coming from behind to capture a 40-30 victory.
Carlos Hyde led the Buckeyes, rushing for 169 yards and three touchdowns on just 26 carries. Hyde fueled an Ohio State offense that piled up 451 yards of total offense, 248 of which came on the ground.
Northwestern's two-quarterback system gave the Buckeyes fits all night as Trevor Siemian and Kain Colter combined to throw for 343 yards and two touchdowns on 25-of-31 passing.
In the end, the Wildcats just couldn't find an answer for Ohio State's rushing attack. Northwestern had a three-point lead on two separate occasions in the fourth quarter, but the Buckeyes answered each time with a touchdown.
We watched the game and provided live, in-game analysis all evening.
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Quarter-by-quarter scoring breakdown and final stats, via NCAA.com.
Ohio State's dreams of playing for a national title are still alive as the Buckeyes extend their winning streak to 18. Northwestern showed that its a very tough team and a legitimate conference-title contender.
How about we all do this again in the Big Ten Championship Game?
Northwestern's quarterback combo—Trevor Siemian and Kain Colter—is the real deal.
Most two-quarterback systems fail because neither can get in a groove, but these two work together seamlessly. Siemian and Colter combined for 360 total yards of offense and four touchdowns (two passing, one rushing and one receiving).
The Wildcats had no answer for Carlos Hyde.
The Buckeyes' bruising running back took over in the second half on his way to 169 yards rushing and three touchdowns.
Northwestern did an outstanding job limiting Braxton Miller in this game.
Ohio State's star quarterback was held to under 60 percent on his completion percentage for the first time all season. He had just 203 passing yards and didn't throw or run for a touchdown while committing three turnovers.
Final: Ohio State 40, Northwestern 30
The Buckeyes get a huge, come-from-behind road win.
Oh man—Vegas is probably imploding. The Buckeyes cover with that last-second defensive touchdown.
If Ohio State wins this game, do all the Buckeyes fans there rush the field?
Northwestern gets the stop, but it will only have 20 seconds left to work with after an Ohio State punt.
The play stands, and Ohio State will try to bleed the clock here. Expect a full dose of Carlos Hyde here.
Things I care about: my wife, football, calories, people tripping. Things I do not care about: long delays for obvious calls.
Wow! Ohio State holds!
It looks like the Buckeyes have held the Wildcats, but Pat Fitzgerald is challenging the spot.
Northwestern will need to convert on 4th-and-1 to extend this drive. Huge play coming up.
Venric Mark just being Venric Mark. A 38-yard return sets Northwestern up at the 41-yard line.
Ohio State 34, Northwestern 30
Carlos Hyde runs it in from seven yards out, and it turns out the Buckeyes did have an answer.
After a 38-yard pass to Corey Brown, the Buckeyes are in business in the red zone.
Huge answer from Northwestern. What does Ohio State have? Do the Buckeyes have another drive in them?
Northwester 30, Ohio State 27
The Wildcats cash in on the huge play as Trevor Siemian finds Cameron Dickerson for a 12-yard touchdown.
Another huge play!
Trevor Siemian hits Rashad Lawrence for a 67-yard pass and sets Northwestern up inside the 10-yard line.
Carlos Hyde has 145 yards on 21 carries. He's taking over this game. Northwestern needs an answer on this drive.
Ohio State 27, Northwestern 23
Carlos Hyde's carry was, in fact, a touchdown, and the Buckeyes regain the lead with more than 11 minutes to go.
Wow! Northwestern holds at the six-inch line, and now Urban Meyer is thinking about going for it on fourth down.
How entertaining is this game?
Doran Grant picks off Trevor Siemian and the Buckeyes are in the red zone.
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