Ohio State 31, Wisconsin 24

Date - Saturday, September 28, 2013 8:00 PM
Location - Ohio Stadium
Attendance - 105826

Final Scoring Summary

Final 1 2 3 4 T
Wisconsin 7 7 0 10 24
Ohio State 14 10 7 0 31

Recap


No. 3 Ohio State 31, No. 24 Wisconsin 24: Braxton Miller returned from a two-game absence to throw for a career high-tying four touchdowns as the Buckeyes used a late first-half score at home to notch their BCS-high 17th straight win.

Miller, who sustained a sprained left MCL early in Ohio State’s 42-7 win over San Diego State on Sept. 7, threw for 198 yards and added 83 on the ground. Carlos Hyde chipped in with a game-high 85 rushing yards to propel the Buckeyes (5-0, 1-0 Big Ten) to their third consecutive victory over the Badgers (3-2, 1-1).

Wisconsin’s Jared Abbrederis exploded for career highs in catches (10) and yards (207) and scored on a 36-yard pass in the first quarter to tie the game 7-7. Joel Stave passed for a career-high 295 yards and threw for a score to Sam Arneson, but Melvin Gordon – who entered Saturday as the nation’s leader rusher – was held to 74 yards on 15 carries.

Miller ended two of Ohio State’s first three drives with touchdown passes – 25 yards to Evan Spencer and 26 yards to Devin Smith – during the opening quarter. The Badgers pulled within 17-14 on Stave’s 11-yard pass to Arneson with 1:30 left, but Corey "Philly" Brown got behind the coverage for a 40-yard touchdown with one second remaining before the break to give Ohio State a 24-14 lead.

Following an interception from Stave, Miller capped a 32-yard drive with a 1-yard throw to Brown with 2:18 left in the third quarter. James White scored on a 17-yard run early in the fourth quarter and Kyle French drilled a 42-yard field goal with 2:05 left, but Wisconsin failed to recover the ensuing onside kick and could not convert a fourth-down play from its own 16.

GAME NOTEBOOK: The Buckeyes’ winning streak is tied for the fourth-longest run in school history and five shy of matching the 22-game mark set from 1967-69. … Wisconsin entered this contest averaging 349.75 yards on the ground, but was held to 104 on Saturday. … Miller’s rushing effort allowed him to set a school record for career rushing yards by a quarterback (2,151), surpassing Cornelius Greene’s mark.

SCORING
Scoring Summary
1st Quarter - 12:18
Ohio State   TD  Ohio State 7 - Wisconsin 0
1st Quarter - 3:52
Wisconsin   TD  Ohio State 7 - Wisconsin 7
1st Quarter - 0:44
Ohio State   TD  Ohio State 14 - Wisconsin 7
2nd Quarter - 4:33
Ohio State   FG  Ohio State 17 - Wisconsin 7
2nd Quarter - 1:30
Wisconsin   TD  Ohio State 17 - Wisconsin 14
2nd Quarter - 0:01
Ohio State   TD  Ohio State 24 - Wisconsin 14
3rd Quarter - 2:18
Ohio State   TD  Ohio State 31 - Wisconsin 14
4th Quarter - 13:47
Wisconsin   TD  Ohio State 31 - Wisconsin 21
4th Quarter - 2:05
Wisconsin   FG  Ohio State 31 - Wisconsin 24
TEAMS

Team Records

  Wisconsin Ohio State
W/L 3 - 2 - 0 5 - 0 - 0
Conference 1 - 1 - 0 1 - 0 - 0

Team Stats

  Wisconsin Ohio State
Score 24 31
First Downs 20 21
3rd Down Efficiency 3-for-12
25%
6-for-15
40%
4th Down Efficiency 1-for-2
50%
1-for-2
50%
Total Yards 399 390
Rushing
Rushes-Net Yards 27-104 43-192
Average/Rush 3.9 4.5
Passing
Comp-Att 20-34 17-25
Passing Yards 295 198
Average/Pass Play 8.2 7.3
Penalties-Yards 8-54 6-43
Fumbles-Lost 2-0 1-0
Interceptions Thrown 1 0
Time of Possession 29:42 30:18

PLAYER STATS

Wisconsin (3 - 2)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
J. Stave 20/34 295 2 1
Ohio State (5 - 0)
Passing
  COMP/ATT YDS TD INT
B. Miller 17/25 198 4 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
M. Gordon 15 74 4.9 0
J. White 8 31 3.9 1
J. Stave 4 -1 -0.2 0
Rushing
  ATT YDS AVG TD
C. Hyde 17 85 5.0 0
B. Miller 22 83 3.8 0
D. Wilson 2 21 10.5 0
J. Hall 1 5 5.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
J. Abbrederis 10 207 20.7 1
S. Arneson 3 39 13.0 1
A. Erickson 2 25 12.5 0
J. White 4 16 4.0 0
J. Duckworth 1 8 8.0 0
Receiving
  REC YDS AVG TD
P. Brown 8 85 10.6 2
D. Smith 4 50 12.5 1
E. Spencer 1 25 25.0 1
D. Wilson 1 21 21.0 0
J. Heuerman 2 13 6.5 0
C. Hyde 1 4 4.0 0