On a cold day in Columbus, Ohio State received the ball on the senior's last game in the Horseshoe. Braxton Miller got the start at quarterback, not too surprising, and got the ground game going early on the third play of the game rushing for 41 yards on third and short. Keeping the ball on the ground with swirling winds, Carlos Hyde then scampered 16 yards to give Ohio State an early 7-0 lead.
The Buckeye's kick coverage unit pinned the Hoosiers inside their own 10 yard line. Moving the ball out to the 20 yard with a solid rushing game, the Hoosiers faced a 3rd and two and that's when Ryan Shazier met D'Angelo Roberts in the backfield to force an Indiana punt.
The snow began to blow in, in huge amounts and with the wind still gusting, the ground game seemed like the best option for either team. Facing a third down, Braxton Miller took control again, scoring a touchdown on a 37 yard run extending the margin to 14 points.
Indiana went back to work and Nate Sudfeld led an almost must score drive, picking up a couple first downs as the Hoosiers neared midfield. However, it was another drive that bowed out for Kevin Wilson's squad and the punt soared through the end zone for a touchback.
On Ohio State's ensuing possession, the Buckeye's elected for a rare pass and Indiana's Ralphael Green got into the backfield and forced a fumble, giving the Hoosier's great field position in Buckeye territory.
-Braxton Miller: 2/3 9 yards; 5 rushes 91 yards 1 TD
-Carlos Hyde: 5 rushes 33 yards 1 TD