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.
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.
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.