If anyone was wondering how Ohio State would respond if they ever found themselves trailing in the second half, they now have their answer. After being pushed around by Wisconsin for the first 30 minutes, trailing the Badgers 21-7 at halftime, the No. 1 Buckeyes awakened, scoring 27 unanswered second half points to win their third consecutive Big Ten Championship game 34-21.
Ohio State's "1-2 punch" got it done. Quarterback Justin Fields, who wears number 1, threw for 299 yards and 3 touchdowns and JK Dobbins, wearing number 2 ran for 172 yards and 31 carries, lifting the Buckeyes to the come from behind victory. Fields performance earned him the Big Ten Championship MVP award.
Chase Young, who wears number 2 on the Ohio State defense, made his presence felt as well, finishing with 6 tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss including a key 4th down stop of Wisconsin star running back Jonathan Taylor in the fourth quarter. Taylor rushed for 135 yards on 13 carries in the first half, but was held to only 13 yards on 7 carries in the second.
The Buckeyes, now 13-0, await to see if they will remain the No. 1 team in the College Football Playoff rankings which come out Sunday at noon. SEC champion LSU, a 37-10 winner over Georgia and ACC champ Clemson, who buried Virginia 62-17, are also undefeated.
You can check out some of the post-game comments from Fields, Dobbins and coach Ryan Day below.