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TFF: Buckeyes hang on to beat Wisconsin for Big Ten title, 27-21

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Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett celebrates after a 1-yard touchdown run during the first half of the Big Ten championship NCAA college football game against Wisconsin, Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017, in Indianapolis. (AP Photo/Michael Conroy)

INDIANAPOLIS, IN (WSYX/WTTE) -- Ohio State looks to win its 36th conference championship as they face Wisconsin in the Big Ten title game for the second time in three years with a possible College Football Playoff berth at stake for the program as well.

Below is a running update of notable plays and statistics. (Want to share the gameday experience with us? Send your photos and videos. Here's a gallery from other submissions).

1ST QUARTER

7:46 OSU INT - Denzel Ward intercepts Alex Hornibrook at the Ohio State 4 for no return.

6:31 OSU TD - J.T. Barrett 84-yard touchdown pass to Terry McLaurin. Sean Nuernberger extra point attempt is good. Ohio State leads 7-0.

2:08 WIS INT TD - Andrew Van Ginkel intercetps J.T. Barrett for a 9-yard touchdown return. Extra point attempt is good. Game tied 7-7.

0:59 OSU TD - J.T. Barrett 57-yard touchdown pass to Parris Campbell. Sean Nuernberger extra point is good. Ohio State leads 14-7.

END OF 1ST: Ohio State leads 14-7.

2ND QUARTER

11:34 OSU RUN - J.K. Dobbins 77-yard run to the Wisconsin 1-yard line.

11:10 OSU TD - J.T. Barrett 1-yard touchdown run. Sean Nuernberger extra point is good. Ohio State leads 21-7.

5:33 WIS recovery - Andrew Van Ginkel forces a Mike Weber fumble, recovers it at the Ohio State 11.

3:42 OSU FG - Rafael Gaglianone 28-yard field goal attempt is good. Ohio State leads 28-10.

HALFTIME: Ohio State leads 21-10.

1ST HALF STATS

TEAM

  • 1st downs: OSU 9, UW 7
  • 3rd down efficiency: OSU 3-6, UW 3-9
  • 4th down efficiency: OSU 1-1, UW 0-0
  • Total yards: OSU 309, UW 159
  • Passing yards: OSU 182, UW 103
  • Comp-Att: OSU 8-16, UW 8-16
  • Yards per pass: OSU 11.4, UW 6.4
  • Interceptions thrown: OSU 1, UW 1
  • Rushing yards: OSU 127, UW 56
  • Rushing attempts: OSU 17, UW 19
  • Yards per rush: OSU 7.5, UW 2.9
  • Penalties: OSU 2-15, UW 3-20
  • Turnovers: OSU 2, UW 1
  • Fumbles lost: OSU 1, UW 0
  • Interceptions thrown: OSU 1, UW 1
  • Possession: OSU 10:39, UW 19:21


INDIVIDUAL

Ohio State

  • QB J.T. Barrett: 8/16, 182 yards, 2 TD, INT; 8 carries, 31 yards, TD
  • RB J.K. Dobbins: 6 carries, 90 yards
  • WR Terry McLaurin: 1 reception, 84 yards, TD
  • WR Parris Campbell: 1 reception, 57 yards, TD


Wisconsin

  • QB Alex Hornibrook: 8/16, 103 yards, INT
  • RB Jonathan Taylor: 10 carries, 25 yards
  • RB Austin Ramesh: 2 receptions, 45 yards


3RD QUARTER

10:14 UW FG - Rafael Gaglianone 46-yard field goal attempt is good. Ohio State leads 21-13.

9:00 OSU run - J.K. Dobbins 53-yard run to the Wisconsin 12.

7:25 OSU FG - Sean Nuernberger 27-yard field goal attempt is good. Ohio State leads 24-13.

2:07 WIS INT - J.T. Barrett pass intercpeted by Leon Jacobs, returns it 3 yards to the Wisconsin 48.

END OF 3RD: Ohio State leads 24-13.

12:39 WIS TD - Chris James 1-yard touchdown run. Alex Hornibrook pass to Troy Fumagalli for succesful 2-point conversion. Ohio State leads 24-21.

5:20 OSU FG - Sean Nuernberger 20-yard field goal attempt is good. Ohio State leads 27-21.

7:46 OSU INT - Alex Hornibrook intercepted by Damon Webb. Ball returned 4 yards to the Ohio State 29.

FINAL: Ohio State wins 27-21.

FINAL STATS

TEAM

  • 1st Downs: OSU 16, UW 16
  • 3rd down efficiency: OSU 6-16, UW 5-16
  • 4th down efficiency: OSU 2-2, 0-1
  • Total yards: OSU 449, UW 298
  • Passing yards: OSU 211, UW 238
  • Comp-Att: OSU 12-26, UW 20-41
  • Yards per pass: OSU 8.1, UW 5.8
  • Interceptions thrown: OSU 2, UW 2
  • Rushing yards: OSU 238, UW 60
  • Rushing attempts: OSU 42, UW 32
  • Yards per rush: OSU 5.7, UW 1.9
  • Penalties: OSU 5-48, UW 6-55
  • Turnovers: OSU 3, UW 2
  • Fumbles lost: OSU 1, UW 0
  • Interceptions thrown: OSU 2, UW 2
  • Possession: OSU 25:54, UW 34:06


INDIVIDUAL

Ohio State

  • QB J.T. Barrett: 12/26, 211 yards, 2 TDs, 2 INTs; 19 carries, 60 yards, TD
  • RB J.K. Dobbins: 17 carries, 174 yards
  • WR Terry McLaurin: 2 receptions, 92 yards, TD
  • WR Parris Campbell: 1 reception, 57 yards, TD


Wisconsin

  • QB Alex Hornibrook: 19/40, 229 yards, 2 INTs
  • RB Jonathan Taylor: 15 carries, 41 yards
  • WR Danny Davis III: 3 receptions, 50 yards
  • RB Austin Ramesh: 2 receptions, 45 yards
  • TE Troy Fumagalli: 5 receptions, 45 yards


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