Buckeyes defeat Badgers to win 2019 Big Ten Football Championship

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Ohio State Buckeyes put in a huge second half performance to lock in their College Football Playoff appearance. The (1) Buckeyes defeated (8) Wisconsin Badgers, 34-21, on Saturday night in the Big Ten Championship game at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis, Indiana.

The Buckeyes will be one of the four teams, who will be competing in the College Football Playoff. However, where they will be slotted, nobody knows right now.

Ohio State Buckeyes wide receiver Chris Olave makes a reception against the Wisconsin Badgers in the second half in the Big Ten Championship game
Chris Olave makes a reception against the Wisconsin Badgers in the second half in the Big Ten Championship game (Photo by Associated Press Photo/Michael Conroy)

The teams will find out their destinations for Bowl games beginning on Sunday at noon EST.

Ohio State ends their season with a 13-0 record. Wisconsin fell to 10-3 — including two losses to the Buckeyes.

According to ESPN’s Stats & Info, the Buckeyes have the second-highest single-season point margin in the AP Poll era dating back to 1936. Ohio State had a +470m while the 2013 Florida State Seminoles had the most with +553.

There is another 2019 team on the list, the Clemson Tigers, who are fourth with +467.

This is the Buckeyes third straight Big Ten Football Championship. This is their fourth overall, as they also won it during the 2014 season when they destroyed the Badgers 59-0 in the game.

Buckeyes quarterback Justin Fields went 19 of 31 for 299 yards. He also had three touchdowns.

J.K. Dobbins had 33 carries for 172 yards and a touchdown. Chris Olave had five receptions for 94 yards.

Badgers quarterback Jack Coan went 17 of 33 for 232 yards.

Jonathan Taylor had 20 carries for 148 yards and a touchdown. Quintez Cephus had seven receptions for 122 yards.

Taylor is the first running back to record 100-yards against the Buckeyes this season.

Ohio State outscored Wisconsin 27-0 in the second half. Fields hit Jeremy Ruckert for a 16-yard touchdown reception. Fields also hit K.J. Hill for a 16-yard touchdown reception.

Fields hit Hill for a second touchdown, this one for a 13-yard touchdown reception. Blake Haubeil also made two field goals.

He made a 24-yard field goal. Haubeil also made a 27-yard field goal.

The Badgers led 21-7 at halftime. Taylor scored on a 44-yard touchdown reception. Coan also scored on a 14-yard rushing touchdown.

Coan also scored on a one-yard rushing touchdown.

Buckeyes’ Dobbins scored on a two-yard rushing touchdown.

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