Down 21-7 in the Big Ten Championship Game, Ohio State was faced with the most adversity it has had to overcome all season to Wisconsin.
The Buckeyes received the second half kickoff and needed to get momentum as quickly as possible. It did just that, as quarterback Justin Fields escaped the pocket on a third-and-seven and found wide receiver Chris Olave for a 50-yard gain.
Olave broke off his route as Fields extended the play and the two connected perfectly:
Chris Olave is such a high IQ and refined WR for just a sophomore. Great job working open for Justin Fields. pic.twitter.com/ry2hOzQQhM
— Rob Paul (@RobPaulNFL) December 8, 2019
Two plays later, Fields found tight end Jeremy Ruckert in the end zone. Credit Fields for the throw, but give Ruckert even more credit.
— FOX College Football (@CFBONFOX) December 8, 2019
These two plays were huge for the Buckeyes. That made it 21-14 Wisconsin, and on the ensuing possession, the Badgers’ punter mishandled the ball and gave Ohio State excellent field position.
The Buckeyes converted on a field goal to make it 21-17. The game is being televised on FOX.