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Buckeyes claim Big Ten title over Badgers, seek playoff spot

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) J.T. Barrett felt and played like his old self Saturday.

The only thing that would make the Ohio State quarterback feel better would be making the playoffs.

Six days after undergoing surgery on his right knee, Barrett started the game, threw two touchdown passes, ran for another and led No. 8 Ohio State to a 27-21 victory over previously unbeaten No. 3 Wisconsin for the Buckeyes' first Big Ten title since their 2014 national championship run.

''We have two wins over two top-four team and another one over a team ranked 12th or 13th,'' said coach Urban Meyer, who included a win over Penn State in his rundown. ''We're a conference champion and we deserve a shot.''

All the Buckeyes (11-2, No. 8 CFP) can do now is wait to see if college football's selection committee agrees.

With one final chance to make an impression, Ohio State ended the Badgers' perfect season and the nation's longest active winning streak at 13 by winning their fourth in a row.

And they did it behind a quarterback many expected to be watching.

But unlike most athletes, who need at least two or three weeks to recover from minor knee surgery, Barrett told doctors and coaches he would be OK.

After watching Barrett in pregame warmups with a protective brace around the injured knee, Meyer gave his three-time captain the starting nod. Barrett didn't disappoint.

He wound up 12 of 26 for 211 yards and two interceptions and ran 19 times for 60 yards including a crucial fourth-down conversion that set up the last field goal of the game.

''We expected to see the best and he was,'' Badgers coach Paul Chryst said of Barrett. ''He's a heck of a quarterback.''

It didn't take Barrett long to get going, either.

Following a 9-yard run on third down on the Buckeyes' second possession he hooked up with a wide open Terry McLaurin for an 84-yard TD pass to make it 7-0.

Two possessions later, Barrett threw a short pass to Parris Campbell, who turned a missed tackle into a 57-yard mistake for another score. Then after a 77-yard run by J.K. Dobbins, Barrett powered in from the 1-yard line to give the Buckeyes a 21-7 lead early in the second quarter.

''It never does (surprise me),'' Meyer said. ''That's just because I've had (Tim) Tebow - this kid is a lot like him. How you keep him out of the game I just don't know how it happens.''

No, Barrett wasn't perfect.

The only time he really paid for it, though, came on an ill-advised pass from near his goal line in the first quarter. Barrett was picked off by Andrew Van Ginkel, who returned it 9 yards for a Wisconsin score.

Otherwise, the Buckeyes stayed pretty much in control and kept Barrett out of trouble.

''I didn't have any pain in my knee,'' Barrett said before answering whether the Buckeyes deserve a playoff spot. ''I feel like we're one of the best teams in the country.''

Wisconsin got within 21-10 at halftime and 21-13 early in the third quarter before the offense got into the end zone on Chris James' 1-yard run early in the fourth. A conversion pass from Alex Hornibrook to Troy Fumagalli cut the deficit to 24-21.

But Barrett's extra effort on the fourth down play set up the field goal and the Buckeyes defense stopped Wisconsin twice to close it out.

THE TAKEAWAY

Ohio State: Since getting blown out at Iowa last month, the Buckeyes have been trying to play their way back into the playoff picture. The win over Wisconsin just might do it. Three of the four playoff spots were likely sewn up Saturday, going to Big 12 champ Oklahoma, SEC champ Georgia and ACC champ Clemson. Will the committee take another conference champion over Auburn or Alabama? Stay tuned till Sunday.

Wisconsin: Critics contended the Badgers were never as good as their undefeated record because of a weak schedule. On Saturday, they fought to the end but still came up short. The usually stout defense missed too many tackles and gave up too many big plays.

RECORD BREAKER

The last time Dobbins played a game in Indiana, he rushed for freshman game record of 181 yards in a rout over the Hoosiers. This time, Dobbins broke Maurice Clarett's season freshman record at Ohio State. And all he needed was one run. Dobbins finished with 17 carries for 174 yards and surpassed Clarett's total of 1,237 yards on the 77-yard run. He finished the day with 1,364 yards. Dobbins was named the game's MVP.

STREAK BUSTERS

Wisconsin started the game as the only team in the nation that hadn't trailed in the fourth quarter. That streak ended when the Badgers opened the fourth down 24-13. Jonathan Taylor's streak of four straight 100-yard games also ended Saturday. The Big Ten rushing champ was held to 41 yards on 15 carries and failed to score for the fourth time this season.

TURF TWIST

The game was delayed after the seams of two pieces of turf came apart during James' TD run. The refs immediately stopped play and summoned maintenance, which spread a black substance underneath the turf and rubber pellets on top of the turf. After about 10 minutes, the game resumed to the roar of the crowd.

UP NEXT

Ohio State: Will find out where it's heading this postseason on Sunday.

Wisconsin: Also awaits its postseason fate Sunday.

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Scoring Summary
4th Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 5:23
96-S.Nuernberger 20 yards Field Goal is Good.
14
plays
72
yds
07:16
pos
27
21
Two Point Conversion 12:39
12-A.Hornibrook complete to 81-T.Fumagalli. 81-T.Fumagalli to OSU End Zone for 2 yards. Conversion is good.
plays
yds
pos
24
21
Touchdown 12:39
5-C.James runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
12
plays
85
yds
01:51
pos
24
19
3rd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 7:30
96-S.Nuernberger 27 yards Field Goal is Good. Penalty on WIS 11-N.Nelson Running into kicker declined.
7
plays
65
yds
02:44
pos
24
13
Field Goal 10:19
27-R.Gaglianone 46 yards Field Goal is Good.
7
plays
50
yds
03:07
pos
21
13
2nd Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Field Goal 3:46
27-R.Gaglianone 28 yards Field Goal is Good.
4
plays
6
yds
01:47
pos
21
10
Point After TD 11:10
96-S.Nuernberger extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
21
7
Touchdown 11:10
16-J.Barrett runs 1 yard for a touchdown.
3
plays
82
yds
01:05
pos
20
7
1st Quarter
No scoring this quarter
Point After TD 0:59
96-S.Nuernberger extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
14
7
Touchdown 0:59
16-J.Barrett complete to 21-P.Campbell. 21-P.Campbell runs 57 yards for a touchdown.
4
plays
75
yds
01:09
pos
13
7
Point After TD 2:08
27-R.Gaglianone extra point is good.
plays
yds
pos
7
7
Touchdown 2:15
16-J.Barrett incomplete. INTERCEPTED by 17-A.Van Ginkel at OSU 9. 17-A.Van Ginkel runs 9 yards for a touchdown.
1
plays
9
yds
0:00
pos
7
6
Touchdown 6:31
16-J.Barrett complete to 83-T.McLaurin. 83-T.McLaurin runs 84 yards for a touchdown.
4
plays
96
yds
01:15
pos
6
0
Team Stats
1st Downs 16 16
Rushing 9 5
Passing 5 10
Penalty 2 1
3rd Down Conv 6-16 5-16
4th Down Conv 2-2 0-1
Total Net Yards 449 292
Total Plays 68 73
Avg Gain 6.6 4.0
Net Yards Rushing 238 60
Rush Attempts 42 32
Avg Rush Yards 5.7 1.9
Net Yards Passing 211 232
Comp. - Att. 12-26 20-41
Yards Per Pass 8.1 5.7
Sacked - Yards Lost 0-0 3-6
Penalties - Yards 5-48 6-55
Touchdowns 3 2
Rushing TDs 1 1
Passing TDs 2 0
Other 0 1
Turnovers 3 3
Fumbles - Lost 1-1 1-1
Int. Thrown 2 2
Punts - Avg 5-46.0 8-44.9
Return Yards 54 123
Punts - Returns 3-50 1--3
Kickoffs - Returns 0-0 6-114
Int. - Returns 2-4 2-12
Kicking 5/6 3/3
Extra Points 3/3 1/1
Field Goals 2/3 2/2
Safeties 0 0
1234T
8 Ohio State 11-2 1473327
4 Wisconsin 12-1 733821
211 PASS YDS 232
238 RUSH YDS 60
449 TOTAL YDS 292
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Barrett 16 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
46.2% 211 2 2 124.3
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
64.7% 2939 35 9 162.0
J. Barrett 12/26 211 2 2
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
J. Dobbins 2 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
17 174 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
181 1364 7
J. Dobbins 17 174 0 77
J. Barrett 16 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
19 60 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
149 732 10
J. Barrett 19 60 1 9
M. Weber 25 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
4 6 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
96 608 10
M. Weber 4 6 0 5
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
T. McLaurin 83 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 92 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
28 434 6
T. McLaurin 2 92 1 84
P. Campbell 21 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 57 1
SEASON REC YDS TD
39 587 3
P. Campbell 1 57 1 57
K. Hill 14 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
4 27 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
55 546 3
K. Hill 4 27 0 12
M. Baugh 85 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 21 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
24 264 5
M. Baugh 2 21 0 13
J. Dixon 1 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 9 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
18 422 8
J. Dixon 1 9 0 9
J. Dobbins 2 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 5 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
22 135 1
J. Dobbins 2 5 0 4
B. Victor 9 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
23 349 7
B. Victor 0 0 0 0
A. Mack 11 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
0 0 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
21 287 2
A. Mack 0 0 0 0
Defense T-A SACK INT
J. Baker 17 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
15-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
15-1 0 1.0
J. Baker 15-1 1.0 0
T. Borland 32 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
6-1 0 0.0
T. Borland 6-1 0.0 0
D. Webb 7 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 4 0.0
D. Webb 4-0 0.0 1
C. Worley 35 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
C. Worley 3-2 0.0 0
J. Fuller 4 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 2 0.0
J. Fuller 3-0 0.0 0
D. Ward 12 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 2 0.0
D. Ward 3-0 0.0 1
N. Bosa 97 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 1.0
N. Bosa 3-1 1.0 0
D. Arnette 3 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-0 2 0.0
D. Arnette 3-0 0.0 0
K. Sheffield 8 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-1 0 0.0
K. Sheffield 3-1 0.0 0
J. Holmes 11 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-3 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-3 0 0.0
J. Holmes 2-3 0.0 0
R. Landers 67 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
R. Landers 1-0 0.0 0
T. Sprinkle 93 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
T. Sprinkle 1-0 0.0 0
T. Lewis 59 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 1.0
T. Lewis 1-0 1.0 0
S. Hubbard 6 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
S. Hubbard 1-1 0.0 0
D. Jones 86 DL
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
D. Jones 0-1 0.0 0
J. Cornell 9 DT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
J. Cornell 0-1 0.0 0
M. Harrison 39 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
M. Harrison 0-1 0.0 0
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
S. Nuernberger 96 K
IN-GAME FG XP
2/3 3/3
SEASON FG XP
16/20 68/68
S. Nuernberger 2/3 27 3/3 9
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
D. Chrisman 91 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
5 46.0 2
SEASON NO AVG IN20
44 44.0 2
D. Chrisman 5 46.0 2 55
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
K. Hill 14 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
3 16.7 22 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
25 5.7 22 0
K. Hill 3 16.7 22 0
Passing CP/ATT YDS TD INT
A. Hornibrook 12 QB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
47.5% 229 0 2 85.6
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
61.6% 2386 21 15 146.0
A. Hornibrook 19/40 229 0 2
G. Groshek 37 RB
IN-GAME COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 9 0 0 175.6
SEASON COMP% YDS TD INT RTG
100% 9 0 0 175.6
G. Groshek 1/1 9 0 0
Rushing ATT YDS TD LG
J. Taylor 23 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
15 41 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
273 1847 13
J. Taylor 15 41 0 7
C. James 5 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 6 1
SEASON ATT YDS TD
44 223 1
C. James 5 6 1 3
A. Taylor 4 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 6 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 25 0
A. Taylor 1 6 0 6
D. Davis 6 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
3 9 0
D. Davis 1 5 0 5
A. Ramesh 20 FB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
15 82 2
A. Ramesh 1 5 0 5
A. Ingold 45 FB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 5 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
10 25 3
A. Ingold 1 5 0 5
K. Pryor 3 WR
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 0 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
5 63 2
K. Pryor 1 0 0 0
G. Groshek 37 RB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
1 -3 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
57 294 2
G. Groshek 1 -3 0 -3
A. Hornibrook 12 QB
IN-GAME ATT YDS TD
5 -8 0
SEASON ATT YDS TD
28 -94 0
A. Hornibrook 5 -8 0 7
Receiving REC YDS TD LG
D. Davis 6 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 50 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
21 362 2
D. Davis 3 50 0 33
A. Ramesh 20 FB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 45 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
3 49 0
A. Ramesh 2 45 0 25
T. Fumagalli 81 TE
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
5 45 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
43 516 4
T. Fumagalli 5 45 0 11
J. Taylor 23 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
3 30 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
7 82 0
J. Taylor 3 30 0 16
G. Groshek 37 RB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 27 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
4 40 0
G. Groshek 2 27 0 17
A. Taylor 4 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
2 16 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
23 370 4
A. Taylor 2 16 0 9
A. Hornibrook 12 QB
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 9 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
1 9 0
A. Hornibrook 1 9 0 9
K. Pryor 3 WR
IN-GAME REC YDS TD
1 6 0
SEASON REC YDS TD
11 149 1
K. Pryor 1 6 0 6
Defense T-A SACK INT
R. Connelly 43 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-0 0 0.0
R. Connelly 8-0 0.0 0
T. Edwards 53 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
8-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
8-0 4 0.0
T. Edwards 8-0 0.0 0
L. Jacobs 32 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
5-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
5-0 2 0.0
L. Jacobs 5-0 0.0 1
N. Jamerson 12 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 2 0.0
N. Jamerson 4-0 0.0 0
C. Obasih 34 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-0 0 0.0
C. Obasih 4-0 0.0 0
C. Sheehy 94 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
4-2 0 0.0
C. Sheehy 4-2 0.0 0
A. James 57 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
3-2 0 0.0
A. James 3-2 0.0 0
Jo. Ferguson 8 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 4 0.0
Jo. Ferguson 2-1 0.0 0
G. Dooley 5 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-1 0 0.0
G. Dooley 2-1 0.0 0
D. Tindal 25 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-0 1 0.0
D. Tindal 2-0 0.0 0
N. Nelson 11 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
2-2 0 0.0
N. Nelson 2-2 0.0 0
D. Dixon 14 S
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
D. Dixon 1-0 0.0 0
G. Rand 93 DE
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 0 0.0
G. Rand 1-1 0.0 0
A. Van Ginkel 17 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-1 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-1 1 0.0
A. Van Ginkel 1-1 0.0 1
D. Carriere-Williams 29 CB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
1-0 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
1-0 1 0.0
D. Carriere-Williams 1-0 0.0 0
O. Sagapolu 99 NT
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-1 0 0.0
O. Sagapolu 0-1 0.0 0
J. Collinsworth 32 LB
IN-GAME T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
SEASON T-A INT SACK
0-0 1 0.0
J. Collinsworth 0-0 0.0 1
Kicking FG LG XP PTS
R. Gaglianone 27 K
IN-GAME FG XP
2/2 1/1
SEASON FG XP
14/16 55/55
R. Gaglianone 2/2 46 1/1 7
Punting NO AVG IN20 LG
A. Lotti 15 P
IN-GAME NO AVG IN20
8 44.9 5
SEASON NO AVG IN20
51 40.3 5
A. Lotti 8 44.9 5 51
Kickoff Returns NO AVG LG TD
D. Tindal 25 CB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
4 18.0 22 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
14 20.4 22 0
D. Tindal 4 18.0 22 0
A. Taylor 4 WR
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
2 21.0 23 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
14 23.5 23 0
A. Taylor 2 21.0 23 0
Punt Returns NO AVG LG TD
N. Nelson 11 CB
IN-GAME NO AVG LG TD
1 -3.0 0 0
SEASON NO AVG LG TD
22 8.5 0 1
N. Nelson 1 -3.0 0 0
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:16 OHIOST 32 1:24 4 7 Punt
7:46 OHIOST 4 1:15 4 96 TD
2:44 OHIOST 2 0:29 2 96 INT
2:08 OHIOST 25 1:09 4 75 TD
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 OHIOST 29 1:04 3 4 Punt
12:15 OHIOST 18 1:05 3 82 TD
5:41 OHIOST 8 0:00 1 3 Fumble
3:42 OHIOST 25 3:38 14 49 Halftime
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
15:00 OHIOST 25 1:24 4 -6 Punt
10:14 OHIOST 25 2:44 7 65 FG
6:21 OHIOST 44 0:54 3 5 Punt
3:06 WISC 49 0:53 3 -3 INT
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
12:39 OHIOST 25 7:16 14 72 FG
3:20 OHIOST 12 0:14 3 5 Punt
1:09 OHIOST 29 0:00 1 -1
1st POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
14:55 WISC 27 1:25 3 4 Fumble
11:44 WISC 27 3:53 8 55 INT
6:27 WISC 20 3:35 7 44 Punt
0:55 WISC 19 0:48 3 2 Punt
2nd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:48 WISC 36 1:25 3 4 Punt
11:05 WISC 23 5:16 9 39 Punt
5:33 OHIOST 11 1:47 4 1 FG
3rd POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
13:26 WISC 23 3:07 7 50 FG
7:20 WISC 26 0:46 3 -7 Punt
5:20 WISC 10 1:54 3 0 Punt
4th POSS PLAYS YDS RESULT
2:07 WISC 48 1:51 12 52 TD
5:14 WISC 19 1:45 5 19 Punt
2:59 WISC 29 1:43 10 18 INT