Josh Proctor tightropes the sideline to haul in outstanding INT
Ohio State is rolling in the Big Ten Championship Game against Northwestern, following-up a touchdown that gave them a lead with a big turnover.
With 2:10 left in the third quarter, Northwestern quarterback Peyton Ramsey was intercepted by Ohio State safety Josh Proctor, who broke to the ball well and managed to keep a foot in-bounds before being pushed out.
— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) December 19, 2020
After a sluggish start to the game, Ohio State was starting to look like the No. 4 team in the nation. On the previous drive, Ohio State went 71 yards on seven plays, a nine-yard touchdown run by Trey Sermon staking the Buckeyes to a 13-10 lead.
Proctor’s interception was not capitalized on by Ohio State, despite taking over in relatively good field position at the Northwestern 41-yard line. The Buckeyes were forced to punt after three plays.
Northwestern made another miscue upon taking possession, Ramsey fumbling and the ball recovered by Ohio State’s Justin Hilliard on the Wildcats 40-yard line. It was Northwestern’s third turnover of the game.
Ohio State took advantage this time, Blake Haubeil making a 26-yard field goal at the end of a five-play, 31-yard drive to extend the Buckeyes to a 16-10 lead.