Ohio State 30, Wisconsin 23. Game Over (OT).
Two Big Ten heavyweights collided Saturday night, as the Ohio State Buckeyes visited a hostile Camp Randall Stadium and took down the Wisconsin Badgers on ABC.
In an outstanding display of hard-nosed, physical football, it came down to a goal line stand in overtime for the Buckeyes to pull out a grueling road win. Wisconsin quarterback Alex Hornibrook dropped back on fourth down, but he was swarmed by a pack of Ohio State defenders to end the game.
Wisconsin jumped out to a 16-6 halftime lead, completely owning the game with a balanced offensive attack and stifling defense. However, the second frame was a different story.
Ohio State was able to find holes in the Badgers defense, outscoring the home team 16-7 while bottling the Wisconsin offense for much of the half. The Buckeyes started with the ball in overtime, as J.T. Barrett hit Noah Brown for the game-winning score.
Barrett simply willed his team to victory, making plays through the air and with power rushes. He finished 17-of-29 passing for 226 yards, one touchdown and a pick. He also added 21 carries for 91 yards and two scores.
In addition to Brown, who reeled in four passes for 48 yards, Curtis Samuel was a versatile star who gave the Badgers fits all night. He ran 11 times for 46 yards while catching six passes for 58 yards.
Hornibrook exceeded expectations, as he made several big throws against a phenomenal Ohio State secondary. The freshman had 214 yards, one touchdown and an interception on 16-of-28 throwing. Corey Clement paced the Wisconsin rushing attack with a staggering 164 yards on 25 totes.
Jazz Peavy replicated Samuel's impact for Wisconsin. He ran six times for 70 yards while catching four balls for 76 yards and a score.
Ohio State will have another tough road test against Penn State next week, and Wisconsin will look to rebound at Iowa.