INDIANAPOLIS — Justin Fields and J.Okay. Dobbins spent the primary half of scratching their heads.
Then, Ohio State’s dynamic duo — and teammates —- reverted to their in the past spectacular shape.
Fields threw 3 landing passes in the second one half of, Dobbins ran for 172 yards and a ranking and No. 2 Ohio State sealed its first playoff commute in 3 years by way of shutting out No. 10 Wisconsin in the second one half of in a 34-21 victory Saturday night time within the Giant Ten championship sport.
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The Buckeyes (13-Zero, No. 1 CFP) claimed their 3rd directly league name and input the postseason with a 19-game profitable streak. The School Soccer Playoff variety committee will announce the 4 playoff groups Sunday.
Wisconsin (10-Three, No. eight CFP) has misplaced seven directly within the sequence although this one did not practice the standard script.
The Badgers, who misplaced 38-7 at Ohio State in October, scored the primary 14 issues — Ohio State’s biggest deficit of the season. Wisconsin led 21-7 on the half of.
However similar to the primary sport, the Buckeyes grew to become it on within the 3rd quarter.
Jeremy Ruckert began the comeback with a impressive one-handed catch behind the tip zone at the 5th play of the 3rd quarter. The 16-yard go minimize the deficit to 21-14.
4 performs later, Wisconsin punter Anthony Lotti dropped the ball and used to be tackled on the Badgers 16. Ohio State transformed that miscue right into a 27-yard box purpose.
And after Wisconsin ignored a 48-yard box purpose large left on its subsequent sequence, Fields connected with Okay.J. Hill for a 16-yard go and 24-21 lead with 2:23 left int eh 3rd quarter.
Fields added a 13-yard TD go to Hill early within the fourth quarter to provide the Buckeyes a 31-21 lead and the Buckeyes closed the scoring with a 24-yard box purpose.
Fields used to be 19 of 31 with 299 yards and no interceptions.
Wisconsin’s Jack Coan ran for 2 touchdowns within the first half of and Jonathan Taylor rushed for 148 yards and one landing. The Giant Ten West champions have misplaced their closing 4 championship sport appearances.
Wisconsin: For 30 mins, the Badgers put themselves again within the playoff debate. However they could not end and now the Giant Ten runner-u.s.will have to wait to look what their comfort prize will likely be.
Ohio State: The Buckeyes appeared utterly out of types within the first half of. However a halftime speech and a few second-half changes helped the Buckeyes revert to their extra acquainted shape — and provides themselves an opportunity to say the highest seed of their quest for every other nationwide championship.
Wisconsin: Coan used to be 17 of 33 with 232 yards, no touchdowns and no interceptions however scored two touchdowns on seven carries. … After speeding for 194 yards within the first half of, Wisconsin used to be held to minus-1 backyard speeding in the second one half of and completed with 193 yards speeding. … The Badgers have been outscored 31-7 within the 3rd quarter in their two video games in opposition to Ohio State this season.
Ohio State: Okay.J. Hill stuck seven passes for 83 yards and two ratings, changing into the Buckeyes profession chief in receptions. He handed David Boston (191) and now has 195. … Chris Olave had 5 catches for 94 yards. … Punter Drue Chrisman finished his most effective go for 21 yards and a primary down.
Taylor was the 7th participant in FBS historical past to achieve 6,000 yards speeding in his profession when he ran for six yards early in the second one quarter. The junior completed the sport with 6,080 profession yards.
The closing participant to enroll in the membership used to be Donnel Pumphrey of San Diego State in 2013.
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Wisconsin is the one college to provide two 6,000-yard rushers. The opposite is Ron Dayne, the profession speeding chief, with 7,125 yards.
Wisconsin: Ready till Sunday to determine its bowl sport.
Ohio State: Can get started making ready for its first playoff sport in 3 seasons.