Star of the game

Dwayne Haskins Jr. rose from the bench to take the place of an injured J.T. Barrett — sound familiar? — and led Ohio State to 17 unanswered points and the victory. The redshirt freshman was 6-of-7 passing for 94 yards and had a 22-yard run to set up J.K. Dobbins’ go-ahead touchdown.

Turning point

On third-and-13 from the Buckeyes 47-yard line and having just entered the game a few plays before, Haskins hooked up with Austin Mack on a 27-yard pass down the right sideline that Mack held onto despite a big hit. Four plays later, Dobbins scored and Ohio State never trailed again.


Ohio State heads into the Big Ten championship game against Wisconsin with maybe a big question at quarterback (although Barrett said he’ll be ready) and with its chances alive of making the College Football Playoff. The Buckeyes still need a league title to have a shot at the final four.

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