That was not pretty, but Ohio State found a way to get the job done.

The main way the Buckeyes picked to get the job done against Northwestern Saturday was by leaning on running back Trey Sermon. As quarterback Justin Fields was banged up and off-target in the game without star receiver Chris Olave, Sermon put Ohio State on his back in the second half.

Sermon rolled to an Ohio State single-game record of 331 yards and the only two touchdowns scored by the Buckeyes in the game. He broke the previous record of 314 yards set by Eddie George in 1995.

Now, Ryan Day and company will just have to wait and see if the College Football Playoff Committee believes Ohio State did enough in six games to be selected as one of the four best teams in the nation. That is now out of their hands as the Buckeyes took care of the Wildcats and did their part in winning the B1G title.

Here is what Day had to say following the fourth straight conference title for the Buckeyes: