NCAAF Game Recap - Wisconsin at Ohio State
Sat Oct 26, 2019 12:00 PM EDT

Ark
7
Ala
48
F
Aub
20
LSU
23
F
Wisc
7
OHSt
38
F
BC
7
Clem
59
F
Okla
41
K St
48
F
PSU
28
MSU
7
F
ND
14
Mich
45
F
WaSt
35
Oreg
37
F
Cal
0
Utah
35
F
Tex
27
TCU
37
F
SMU
34
Hou
31
F
MD
10
Minn
52
F
Iowa
20
NW
0
F
App
30
SoAl
3
F
OkSt
34
IASt
27
F
AzSt
32
UCLA
42
F
USC
35
Colo
31
F
BGSU
10
WestMI
49
F
MisSt
30
TxAM
49
F
Lib
34
Rut
44
F
Ill
24
Purd
6
F
MiaFL
16
Pitt
12
F
SJSU
34
Army
29
F
SMiss
20
Rice
6
F
Ohio
34
Ball
21
F
Nev
3
Wyo
31
F
W Ky
23
Marsh
26
F
NMSt
7
GaSo
41
F
Akr
0
NIU
49
F
E Mi
34
Toled
37
F OT
MiaOH
23
Kent
16
F
C Mi
20
Buff
43
F
Tul
38
Navy
41
F
Ariz
31
Stan
41
F
Ind
38
Neb
31
F
FLInt
17
MidTN
50
F
FlAtl
41
OD
3
F
UConn
56
UMass
35
F
UVA
21
Lou
28
F
Syr
17
FlaSt
35
F
NorTx
38
Char
39
F
SoFL
45
ECU
20
F
Hawaii
45
NM
31
F
SCar
21
Tenn
41
F
Duke
17
UNC
20
F
TxSt
14
ArkSt
38
F
Troy
33
GASt
52
F
Mem
42
Tuls
41
F
UCF
63
Temp
21
F
TxTch
34
Kans
37
F
ColSt
41
Fres
31
F
Mizzu
7
KY
29
F
LaTec
42
UTEP
21
F
UtSt
7
AF
31
F
SDSU
20
UNLV
17
F

Oct 26, 2019, 12:00 PM EDT

Final

1

2

3

4

T

(13) Wisconsin (6-2)

0

0

7

0

7

(3) Ohio State (8-0)

0

10

14

14

38

Dobbins, Young, No. 3 Ohio State roll No. 13 Badgers 38-7
Sat Oct 26, 2019 5:22 PM

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) What was billed as a battle of the nation's top defenses turned into another rout for surging Ohio State.

The No. 3 Buckeyes' matchup with No. 13 Wisconsin was supposed to be the biggest challenge of the season for Ohio State, a test of mettle against a Badgers defense that statistically was ranked the best in the country.

Instead, Ohio State running back J.K. Dobbins slashed Wisconsin for big gains and two touchdowns, and it was the Buckeyes' defense that put on a show. All-America defensive end Chase Young was nearly unblockable with four sacks as Ohio State romped to a 38-7 win in a steady rain on Saturday.

"I think in all honesty we could have put up 50," said Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields, who threw two touchdown passes to Chris Olave and ran for another score. "I think if the weather was different, I think we could have (thrown) the ball more and put up way more points than we did."

Dobbins rushed for 163 yards against a Wisconsin defense that had limited opponents to 58.4 yards per game. He had 112 of those yards and scoring runs of 9 and 14 yards in the second half after the rain let up some and Fields was able to loosen up the Badgers defense with some effective passing.

"If you put all your attention on one guy, they've got a lot of other ways to hurt you," Wisconsin coach Paul Chryst said.

Wisconsin (6-2, 3-2) scored on a 26-yard touchdown pass from Jack Coan to A.J. Taylor early in the second half after the Badgers blocked an Ohio State punt and started with a short field. That made it 10-7, but Ohio State immediately answered with a touchdown drive and was never threatened again.

HECK WITH THE HEISMAN HOOPLA

Dobbins outperformed Wisconsin's Jonathan Taylor, who came to town with plenty of Heisman hype. Taylor could muster only 52 yards rushing against the Buckeyes (8-0, 5-0 Big Ten) after averaging almost 137 per game coming in.

Dobbins' teammates teased him all week about the attention being heaped on his counterpart at Wisconsin

"All the Jonathan Taylor stuff," Dobbins said. "He's a great player, but I'm here to win games, win championships."

Dobbins on Saturday passed the 1,000-yard mark for the season, becoming the first Ohio State player ever to rush for more than 1,000 yards in his freshman, sophomore and junior season.

YOUNG GUN

Young also looked like a Heisman contender on this day, tying a school record for sacks in a game, including two strip sacks that led to fumbles recovered each time by linebacker Pete Werner.

He extended his streak to 10 straight games with a sack. The junior is now tied for second in career sacks at Ohio State, a school that produced the Bosa brothers who were both top-five NFL draft picks.

"Going into the season, you want to break every record, and I feel like right now I can't really worry about the sack record," Young said. "I've got to keep on perfecting my craft."

ANOTHER FIELDS DAY

Fields was harassed and sacked five times but - as he has been all season - was masterful at extending plays at critical times for the Buckeyes. He finished 12 for 22 for 167 yards. Olave's two touchdown catches were among his seven catches for 93 yards.

THE TAKEAWAY

Wisconsin: After climbing into the top 10 early, the Badgers have lost two straight. They dropped a heartbreaker to Illinois by a point last week. This time they hung with the Buckeyes until the second half but just couldn't keep up. Taylor was regarded as the hottest back in the country until he ran into the Ohio State defense.

Ohio State: This should quiet critics who said Ohio State was getting fat at the expense of bad opponents. The Buckeyes engaged in a first-half battle of the nation's top two defenses and smashed through in the second half on the way to a rout. Ohio State has outscored opponents 386-63 and hasn't played a close game yet.

POLL IMPLICATIONS

A convincing win in the Buckeyes' biggest test of the season could bump them up a notch. Wisconsin likely will drop out.

UP NEXT

Wisconsin: After an off week, plays at No. 20 Iowa on Nov. 9.

Ohio State: After another off week, hosts Maryland on Nov. 9

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Passing

Wisc Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Coan 17 10 58.8 1 108 35 0 97.2
OHSt Att Cmp % TD-Pa Yds-Pa LgPa Int Rat
J. Fields 22 12 54.5 2 167 27 0 109.5

Rushing

Wisc Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
J. Taylor 20 52 2.6 14 0
A. Cruickshank 2 28 14.0 27 0
OHSt Att Yds-Ru Avg LgRu TD-Ru
C. Chugunov 1 0 0.0 0 0
J. Dobbins 20 163 8.2 34 2

Receiving

Wisc Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
Q. Cephus 3 57 19.0 35 0
A. Taylor 2 29 14.5 26 1
OHSt Rec Yds-Rc Avg LgRc TD-Rc
C. Olave 7 93 13.3 27 2
J. Dobbins 3 58 19.3 21 0

Fumbles

Wisc F FL
J. Coan 2 2

Returning

Wisc KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
A. Cruickshank 4 20.8 0 28 0 - 0 0
OHSt KR Avg KRTD LgKR PR Avg TD LgPR
G. Wilson 0 - 0 0 1 23.0 0 23

Punting

Wisc Punt Yds Avg LgPu
A. Lotti 7 303 43.3 47
OHSt Punt Yds Avg LgPu
D. Chrisman 3 127 42.3 50

Takeaways

Team Stats Comparison

Wisc OHSt
Points For 7 38
Total Yards 191 431
Rushing Yards 83 264
Passing Yards 108 167
Passing Completions / Attempts 10/17 12/22
Turnovers 2 0
Interceptions Thrown 0 0
Fumbles - Lost 2/2 0/0
First Downs 9 24
Penalties - Yards 3/30 2/15
Time Of Possession 2:02 58:58
Third Down Conversions/Attempts 4/13 9/14
Fourth Down Conversions/Attempts 1/2 0/0
Punts - Average Yards 7/43 4/35

Scoring Summary

1st Quarter Wisc OHSt
No scores this quarter
2nd Quarter Wisc OHSt
OHSt 8:08 FG Blake Haubeil 49 yd FG 0 3
OHSt 14:17 TD Chris Olave 27 yd pass from Justin Fields (Blake Haubeil kick) 0 10
3rd Quarter Wisc OHSt
Wisc 2:52 TD A.J. Taylor 26 yd pass from Jack Coan (Collin Larsh kick) 7 10
OHSt 5:26 TD Justin Fields 10 yd run (Blake Haubeil kick) 7 17
OHSt 8:32 TD J.K. Dobbins 9 yd run (Blake Haubeil kick) 7 24
4th Quarter Wisc OHSt
OHSt 1:20 TD J.K. Dobbins 14 yd run (Blake Haubeil kick) 7 31
OHSt 7:31 TD Chris Olave 4 yd pass from Justin Fields (Blake Haubeil kick) 7 38

Game Information

Stadium: Ohio Stadium, Columbus, Ohio
Attendance: 102,998
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