The top match up in the Big Ten, if not the entire NCAA for week 7, the 5-0 #2 Ohio State Buckeyes took on the 4-1 #8 Wisconsin Badgers in Madison Wisconsin. As normal early in games this year the Ohio State defense looked a bit shaky, allowing Wisconsin to move the field with ease on their first drive of the game.Finally later in the drive Ohio State’s defense woke up and remember who they have been so far this season, holding Wisconsin to only a field goal. The offense on the other hand were still asleep and it showed, the buckeyes walked away without point on their opening drive. Wisconsin looking to add more nails in the coffee early in their next drive with Corey Clement busting a 68 yard run down to the 27 yard line. Later in the drive Alex Hornibrook showed why as only a redshirt freshman he was promoted to the starting quarterback after only 3 weeks. Hornibrook hits Jazz Peavy for a 24 yard touchdown pass pushing the early lead to 10-0 after the following after point.
OSU did not look like themselves for most of this game but the Badgers came prepared and the Buckeyes’ passing game was exposed for the lack of we thought they had. Barrett didn’t have much of a good night, but just when it was needed J.T. Barrett hit Dontre Wilson for a 43 yards down to Wisconsin’s 21 yard line which lead to a touchdown and tying the game up at 23-23 with 3:57 left in the game.
Regulation time would end in that time and start overtime and Ohio State winning the toss and taking the ball first. With their first drive in overtime Ohio State’s offense woke up and J.T. Barrett broke Braxton Miller’s career touchdown with a touchdown pass to Noah Brown in the corner of the end zone. Wisconsin’s Alex Hornibrook hit a big pass of his own pushing them all the down to the 4 yard line of OSU. The #2 Buckeyes’ defense showed why their are listed as one of the best in the nation holding the Badgers scoreless within the 5 yard line for the win.