Reap Week 12…Ohio State: Beats Wisconsin in OT to remain Perfect

Ohio State (11-0, 7-0 Big Ten) beats Wisconsin (7-4, 4-3 Big Ten):  21-14 (OT) at Camp Randall

How Ohio State won:  In OT the Buckeyes had the ball first and Carlos Hyde scored on a 2-yard touchdown run.  On Wisconsin’s OT possession, the Buckeyes defense held them to a net 4 yards. Christian Bryant had a diving stop to ensure that Wisconsin’s final attempt on 4th and 6 failed.

Significant Events:  Wisconsin’s Montee Ball tied the career record for rushing touchdowns with 78.  He almost broke the record, but fumbled the ball going into the end zone.  It was recovered by Ohio State (Christian Bryant).  By the time Wisconsin got the ball back they had just 1:33 remaining in regulation and were down by 7 points which resulted in them attempting passes on 9 out of 10 of their final plays to tie the game.

Statistically…it wasn’t pretty for OSU: The Buckeyes totaled just 236 yards of TOTAL offense, held the ball for 15 minutes LESS than Wisconsin did and passed for less than 100 yards (Braxton Miller completed just 10 of 18 passes).

Ohio State Game Notes:

  • With the win Ohio State has clinched the 2012 Big Ten Leaders Division Championship outright (even though they are ineligible for post-season play).
  • Ohio State remains just one of two unbeaten teams (along with Notre Dame) in the FBS after Saturday night as both #1 Kansas State and #2 Oregon fell.
  • This 11-0 start is the best for the Buckeyes since 2006 when they went undefeated in the regular season, were ranked #1 and had a great win over then #2 Michigan on “Judgment Day,” had a Heisman Trophy winner in quarterback Troy Smith… and then lost to Florida (41-14) in the National Championship game.
  • And even though the Buckeyes cannot win a BCS National Championship, they can still win a national championship.
  • Next week: The game that is a season in itself against “that team up North“…

    Nov 17, 2012; Madison, WI, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes quarterback Braxton Miller (5) rushes with the football as Wisconsin Badgers defensive back Shelton Johnson (24) chases from behind during the fourth quarter at Camp Randall Stadium. Ohio State defeated Wisconsin 21-14 in overtime. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-US PRESSWIRE