For what will be a blip in the annals of college football history, Wisconsin looked to have Ohio State strangled at halftime. The Badger offense looked undaunted by the two time defending Big Ten champ, and leaped to a 21-7 halftime advantage. But, like many of their previous contests, Wisconsin looked competitive, but not quite enough.
Despite valiant efforts by the Badgers, Ohio State has owned the team from Madison for the past decade. Buckeye QB Justin Fields reminded Wisconsin fans of this as he led Ohio State on a speedy touchdown drive to open the second half. By the end of the third quarter, the Buckeyes had the lead and wouldn’t look back.
Lucas Oil Stadium was red to the rafters, but the percentage containing specks of gray was significantly larger. A playoff spot was on the line for Ohio State, and the energy was palpable on the field postgame. As the confetti floated down on the victors, one couldn’t help but think how impressive of a first season this was for new Ohio State coach, Ryan Day. The future looks bright in Columbus as the scarlet and gray machine continues to roll.