Star of the game
J.K. Dobbins – that’s right, a running back. But it’s really a group award including Mike Weber and the offensive line, because the Buckeyes shook their running game doldrums, with Dobbins leading the way with 163 yards and three touchdowns.
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When Nebraska cut Ohio State lead to 36-31 with 2:57 left, the Buckeyes needed a clock-killing drive to end it. They turned to the running game, and Dobbins and company delivered with two straight first downs gained by rush.
A win by any means was the first goal, coming off a 49-20 loss at Purdue two weeks ago. But considering Ohio State was a 19-point favorite, it likely won’t wow the College Football Playoff committee, despite OSU overcoming three turnovers.