Highlights: Ohio State Comes From Behind To Beat Wisconsin, 34-21

By December 8, 2019 (12:15 am)Football
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It may not have been Ohio State’s prettiest win, with the Buckeyes trailing at the half for the first time all season, but Ohio State secure a playoff berth with a 34-21 win over Wisconsin on Saturday night in the Big Ten championship. The Buckeyes got off to a slow start, trailing 21-7 at the half, but a second half explosion from both sides of the ball propelled Ryan Day’s squad to a come from behind victory against the Badgers.

The Buckeyes were held largely in check in the first 30 minutes, unable to find much success, and, in turn unable to make highlight plays. A wild catch from Austin Mack one was of just a few bright spots.

Trailing by 14 and with the offense stalling, Day dialed up a fake punt for a first down, though the drive ended without points.

J.K. Dobbins put Ohio State on the board late in the first half, but Wisconsin was able to respond with a touchdown of its own shortly after.

The Buckeyes received the ball to open the second half and drove straight down the field, capped by a one-handed touchdown snag for tight end Jeremy Ruckert.

On the following drive, Ohio State sacked Jack Coan and benefitted from a fumbled snap to put its offense into great field position. The offense would cash in with a field goal to cut the deficit to four.

Nearing the end of the third quarter, Ohio State took its first lead of the game on a brilliant touchdown from K.J. Hill.

Hill found the end zone again, thanks to a massive first down conversion by Binjimen Victor.

With just over two minutes to play and a 13-point lead, Ohio State’s Heisman contending defensive end, Chase Young, made a Heisman caliber play with a game sealing tackle for loss.

Ohio State will learn its playoff fate on Sunday at 12:15 p.m.