Saturday’s Big Ten showdown between the Ohio State Buckeyes and Wisconsin Badgers went down to the wire in Camp Randall Stadium, but the Buckeyes defense proved to be the difference-maker in a 21-14 OT win over the Badgers.
The Buckeyes held Wisconsin’s rushing attack to just under four yards a carry, limiting the impact of star running Montee Ball, who finished the day with 191 yards and a TD on the ground. In addition to containing Ball, Ohio State’s defense also came up huge with two plays that made all the difference in a thrilling victory.
As Wisconsin lined up on the 1-yard line with 3:07 to go in the fourth quarter, Ball attempted to leap over the pile for a score but was met almost simultaneously with LB Ryan Shazier, who forced a fumble that was recovered by Ohio State safety Christian Bryant.
The Badgers would eventually get the ball back with 1:33 remaining and score off a Curt Phillips TD pass to Jacob Pedersen, but that previous stop near the goal…
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