Well, that was an interesting game. I’m still shaking from nervousness as I type this. I feel like I’ve been here before… Oh wait, I have. On October 26, 2014, Ohio State survived a road test in a hostile environment against a Big Ten team in overtime. The Buckeyes beat the Penn State Nittany Lions on a walk-off sack on 4th and goal in overtime from Joey Bosa.
On October 15, 2016, Ohio State survived a road test in a hostile environment against a Big Ten team in overtime. The Buckeyes beat the Wisconsin Badgers on a walk-off sack on 4th and goal in overtime from Tyquan Lewis. (With pressure from Nick Bosa)
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Mind = Blown.
Before I say anything about the victory over Bucky, I’ve got to give it to them. They are a very good football team. Honestly, I thought this was going to be a blowout like the Oklahoma game.
Wisconsin proved me wrong. Paul Chryst is an outstanding coach, and the future of that program is very bright. I’ve got the utmost respect for them.
This kind of win is HUGE for a team. I mean, that was big time. That was the definition of a team builder. Down 10 in one of the craziest environments in America – and you come back and win… Seriously, that is big-time.
“I know who I want behind center in those environments.” said Urban Meyer in his post-game press conference. I would have to agree with him there. Although for the second consecutive week, JT looked off, he was still cool and collected.
The All-Time Ohio State TD leader was a leader on the field vs the Badgers. He extended plays, had big runs in crucial situations & proved that he really does have ice in his veins.
Was this how we all imagined the game to play out? No. But when you look back to the 2014 National Championship season, the team really came together after the nail-biter in Happy Valley.