Andrew Van Ginkel

Wisconsin Badgers linebacker Andrew Van Ginkel scores a touchdown on an interception during the first quarter of the 2017 Big Ten Football Championship against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis on Saturday, Dec. 2, 2017. 

M.P. KING, STATE JOURNAL

GAME BALL

J.T. Barrett: The Ohio State senior quarterback, six days after undergoing surgery on his knee, accounted for three touchdowns and produced 271 total yards.

THUMBS UP

Andrew Van Ginkel: Not only did the Badgers junior outside linebacker return an interception for a touchdown, he forced and recovered a fumble that led to a field goal.

THUMBS DOWN

UW’s offensive line: The Badgers failed to create many holes in the running game and allowed three sacks in the second half.

BY THE NUMBERS

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4 – plays of 53 yards or longer for Ohio State’s offense. Those four plays accounted for 271 of the Buckeyes’ 449 total yards.

7 – yards gained by UW freshman tailback Jonathan Taylor on his longest run of the day. Taylor finished with 41 yards on 15 carries, a 2.7 average.

182 – passing yards for Ohio State in the first half. UW came into the game allowing 156.4 per game.