Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth. For the entire regular season, the Ohio State Buckeyes had a plan all year and it carried them to a 12-0 record. The Wisconsin Badgers are punching them in the mouth in the Big-10 Championship Game.
Ohio State already trailed 14-0 late in the fourth quarter when it seemingly grabbed momentum back on J.K. Dobbins’ touchdown run. Jonathan Taylor had an answer for that, ripping off a 45-yard run on the first play of Wisconsin’s next drive and stiff-arming a Buckeye in the face along the way.
Just two plays after Taylor put Wisconsin’s offense inside Ohio State’ territory, receiver Quintez Cephus jumped over the Buckeyes’ secondary to grab the football for another big play.
Of course, the Badgers weren’t done delivering blows to Ohio State. On first-and-goal with 16 seconds left, Taylor pushed quarterback Jack Coan into the end zone for a 21-7 lead
Wisconsin just punched the Buckeyes in the face then ripped their heart out on this two-minute drive. Now, for the first time this season, Ohio State needs to pick itself up off the ground and answer, or it will be a rough night.