Buckeyes Beat Wisconsin 24-10: Game Recap 10/28/23

October 28, 2023

Andy Billman

Post-Game Live Recap

3 Things About Buckeyes Victory Over Badgers

1 – Harrison for Heisman

Marvin Harrison Jr. keeps rolling with another big game with six catches, 123 yards, and two scores.  Whenever the Buckeyes needed a play, Harrison was there to make a catch.

2 – Welcome Back TreVeyon!

RB TreVeyon Henderson had a big day for the Buckeyes as well, including a 33-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter that put the game away for good.  Henderson had 24 carries for 162 yards and a game-ending touchdown.

3 – Buckeyes D

The defense once again for the Buckeyes was strong, not allowing big plays and keeping the Badger run game under control with only 94 total yards on the ground.

Overall:  The Buckeyes are starting to get healthy, and with Harrison and Henderson, it is hard seeing Ohio State losing in the upcoming games.  Next up, Rutgers.

Game Summary

Marvin Harrison Jr. secured two touchdown receptions, while TreyVeon Henderson rushed for 162 yards in his first game in over a month. No. 3 Ohio State maintained its undefeated status by defeating Wisconsin 24-10 on Saturday night.

In the second half, Wisconsin (5-3, 3-2 Big Ten) was without their star running back Braelon Allen and wide receiver Chimere Dike due to leg injuries. Allen suffered an injury while attempting to score on a third-and-goal reception from the 1 on the second-to-last play of the second quarter, after gaining 50 yards on 10 carries.

Despite Ohio State (8-0, 5-0) squandering an early 10-0 lead, Harrison delivered a crucial 19-yard touchdown reception in the right corner of the end zone with 7:14 remaining in the third quarter, breaking the tie. Harrison also turned a shallow cross into a 16-yard touchdown in the second quarter. He finished the game with six receptions for 123 yards, following a career-high performance of 11 catches for 162 yards and a touchdown in a 20-12 victory over No. 10 Penn State the previous week.

Henderson sealed the victory with a 33-yard touchdown run, exploiting a wide gap on the left side, breaking a tackle downfield, and scoring with 5:15 left. Henderson made his comeback after missing three games with an unspecified injury since the September 23 victory at Notre Dame.

Ohio State extended its winning streak against Wisconsin to ten consecutive games, despite an injury to safety Lathan Ransom, who was carted off to the locker room in the second half.

Harrison’s first touchdown gave Ohio State a 10-0 lead, but Wisconsin tied the game with Braedyn Locke’s 13-yard touchdown pass to Will Pauling early in the third quarter. Ohio State quickly regained the lead on their ensuing possession. Locke completed 18 of 39 passes for 165 yards in his second career start.

Kyle McCord of Ohio State went 17 of 26 for 226 yards but threw two interceptions along with his two touchdown passes to Harrison. This marked his first interception since Ohio State’s season opener. McCord also lost a fumble during a fourth-and-3 conversion attempt from the Wisconsin 33 on the game’s first series.

Key Takeaways:

  • Ohio State: Henderson’s return significantly bolstered Ohio State’s offense, reducing their reliance on Harrison compared to the previous week. McCord made early mistakes but demonstrated resilience by continuing to play despite discomfort in the second half.
  • Wisconsin: The Badgers missed crucial scoring opportunities, failing to capitalize on a drive that started at the Ohio State 36 in the first half and settling for a field goal with first-and-goal from the 1 late in the second quarter. Locke, who led a comeback win against Illinois in his first start, couldn’t replicate the same success against a stronger defense.

Poll Implications:

Ohio State is likely to retain its No. 3 ranking for another week, with No. 1 Georgia defeating Florida and No. 2 Michigan having a bye week.

Up Next – Ohio State at Rutgers Saturday, November 4th

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