DONTRE WILSON FIGHTING BACK

By Jim Baird | AM Football Briefing | Tuesday, October 18

DONTRE WILSON FIGHTING BACK: Down three late in the fourth quarter, JT Barrett connected with Dontre Wilson for 43 yards to move to the Wisconsin 21. The play would be Ohio State’s last first down in regulation and set up the game-tying field goal en route to victory in Madison. The catch was Wilson’s 16th of the season and one of the most important of his career. Urban praised Wilson who is still fighting back from a foot injury suffered two years ago: “The poor guy has been — he broke his foot at Michigan State in that big win we had two years ago. Those feet — and we’re not the only program dealing with it. When you break a foot, it’s tough, especially a skilled athlete. So it’s been one of injury. He’s fighting like crazy. He’s still not 100 percent now. He’s still dealing with — doesn’t practice early in the week. I just love his unselfish approach right now, and the fact he made a play to help us go win a game. He flipped the ball to the official, went back, and almost made another great one to help us. I like where he’s at, and he’s a team player that’s doing the best he can.”

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