The shellshocked No. 13 Wisconsin Badgers attempt to right the ship against the No. 2 Ohio State Buckeyes, at Ohio Stadium, in Columbus, Ohio.
Wisconsin’s tragic 24 -2 3 loss to Illinois( a 31 -point underdog) was easily the biggest upset of the season, punctuated by the letdown of the Badgers’ upper-clas defense. Heisman Trophy candidate Jonathan Taylor operated for 132 yards on 28 carries and a touchdown–but fumbled in the fourth quarter. Wide receiver Jake Ferguson grabbed five pass for 77 yards and a touchdown. Quarterback Jack Coan largely played well, completing 75% of his pass for 264 yards and a TD. However, another late-fourth-quarter turnover–a costly interception–put Illinois in position to kick in the game-winning field goal.
The unfortunate reality: the Badger have a long history of dropping games to squads that have no business being competitive with them.
Wisconsin averages 42.5 phases a game on 447 yards a game on the season–led in principal by Taylor, who’s rushed for 136 yards per contest. Wisconsin, interestingly enough, leadings FBS in total defense, permitting just 194 yards a game.
Ohio State, meanwhile, continues to shred opponents into pulp, including its 52 -3 domination of Northwestern. QB Justin Fields led the Buckeyes with 194 yards with four touchdowns. Operating back J.K. Dobbins scampered for 121 yards and a touchdown, with another 30 receiving yards and a score. Master Teague III also tallied 96 yards and a touchdown. The Buckeye defense let just 199 total yards.
Fields, the transfer from Georgia, has been overwhelming good, with 1,492 yards and 22 touchdowns this season–with only one interception. Dobbins has also been stellar, pacing the Buckeye ground attack with 947 yards and seven scores.
Ohio State, in hot pursuit of a College Football Playoff berth, continuing to handle business as a championship-level team should win. For Wisconsin to play spoiler, it will have to clean up the preventable miscues and create at least two turnovers defensively.
No. 13 Wisconsin vs. No. 3 Ohio State
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