By Jim Baird | AM Football Briefing | Sunday, October 16
BUCKEYES DOWN BADGERS BEHIND BARRETT: A week after registering 93 yards through the air against Indiana, JT Barrett had different plans Saturday night. Down 10 at halftime, Barrett led a furious comeback, accounting for three second half touchdowns to lift the Buckeyes in overtime 30-23. Barrett passed for 226 yards and was Ohio State’s leading rusher with 92 yards. Ohio State’s 30 points were the most the Badgers have surrendered all season (That School Up North scored only 14 against Wisconsin). After the game, Urban praised JT’s leadership: “Offensively JT Barrett was outstanding…He’s one of the toughest cats I’ve ever been around. I know who I want behind center in those kinds of environments is JT Barrett.”
HEADLINES: AP: Sack ends tight Ohio State-Wisconsin showdown…ESPN: Ohio State stays on playoff path with gutty comeback win…Sports Illustrated: J.T. Barrett, Ohio State keep playoff path intact with OT win over Wisconsin…Sporting News: No. 2 Ohio State seizes the night, remains perfect after rallying past No. 8 Wisconsin…FOX Sports: Ohio State showed exactly why it can win the national title in win over Wisconsin…Columbus Dispatch: Barrett-Brown a winning combination… Plain Dealer: No. 2 Ohio State football rallies to beat No. 8 Wisconsin 30-23 in overtime…Toledo Blade: Buckeyes outlast Badgers in overtime win…Eleven Warriors: Ohio State Shows Resolve, Comes Together to Escape Wisconsin 30-23 in Overtime
AROUND THE B1G: No. 10 Nebraska hangs on for 27-22 victory at Indiana…Foster scores twice, Mosely returns pick in Illinois win…Smith runs for 2 TDs as Minnesota beats Maryland 31-10…Wadley rushes for 170 yards and Iowa tops Purdue 49-35…Northwestern rolls past Michigan State 54-40
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1) Noah Brown: Winning TD a product of preparation, Tim May, Columbus Dispatch – October 16
2) Wisconsin poked holes in Ohio State’s defense, here’s how the Buckeyes plan to fix them, Bill Landis, Plain Dealer – October 16
3) In the end, defense delivers, Tim May, Columbus Dispatch – October 16