By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
The No. 8 Ohio State Buckeyes are the first team to defeat the No. 4 Wisconsin Badgers this season. Unfortunately for the Badgers, the loss came in the Big Ten Conference Championship game.
The Buckeyes won 27-21 on Saturday night at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.
This is the second Big Ten Conference Championship win for the Buckeyes. The last time they won this game was in 2014 when they blew out the Badgers 59-0.
The blowout allowed the Buckeyes to squeak into the inaugural College Football Playoff. Despite having a third-string quarterback, the Buckeyes were able to win the initial College Football Playoff National Championship game.
This year is a bit different, as the game was a lot close. And despite winning their conference championship game, they may not make it in, as the committee may put the Alabama Crimson Tide in as the fourth team. The Crimson Tide are considered the best all-around team and the playoff is considered for the four best teams.
Buckeyes quarterback J.T. Barrett went 12 of 26 for 211 passing yards after having surgery on his knee last Sunday. He also had two touchdowns and two interceptions.
J.K. Dobbins, who was named the game’s MVP, had 17 carries for 174 yards. Barrett also had 19 carries for 60 yards and a touchdown.
Terry McLaurin had two receptions for 92 yards and a touchdown. Parris Campbell had a 57-yard touchdown reception. K.J. Hill also had four receptions for 27 yards.
Buckeyes kicker Sean Nuernberger also made two field goals.
Badgers quarterback Alex Hornibrook went 19 of 40 for 229 passing yards. He also had two interceptions.
Jonathan Taylor had his worst game of the season, as he had 15 carries for 41 yards. His longest carry of the game was for seven yards. Chris James also had five carries for six yards and a touchdown.
Danny Davis III had three receptions for 50 yards. Austin Ramesh had two receptions for 45 yards and Troy Fumagalli had five receptions for 45 yards. Taylor had three receptions for 30 yards.
Anthony Van Ginkel intercepted Barrett and returned it for a nine-yard pick-six.
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