Ohio State and Wisconsin looked every bit the heavyweight fight in the early goings – but then the Buckeyes broke open a big lead.
Behind a game changing bomb touchdown in the waining seconds of the first half from Braxton Miller to Corey "Philly" Brown, Ohio State turned a close nail biter into a more one sided contest. Of course Wisconsin didn't go away easily. The Badgers punched back and made things a 7-point affair, but ultimately the Buckeyes were just too much as they moved into the driver's seat in the Big Ten Leaders division title race.
Braxton Miller was dynamic in his return, completing 17 of 25 passes for 198 yards and 4 touchdowns. Miller also toted the rock 22 times for 83 yards (including a dynamic 14 yarder to set Ohio State's all-time rushing record from the quarterback position). Carlos Hyde, who was much sharper in the first half for the Buckeyes, added 85 yards on 17 carries in the win.
Let's take a look back at some of the biggest plays in this one including some of Miller's best moments as well as Dontre Wilson showing flashes of what's to come.
No better way to start things than with the incomparable Script O from the one, the only The Best Damn Band in the Land:
I think it's safe to say that Braxton Miller is healthy, no?
Andrew Norwell found himself in Urban Meyer's doghouse early following a couple of false starts. You don't want to be in Urban Meyer's doghouse.
Braxton and Devin Smith, just like old times.
The play of the game. Miller finds Philly Brown on a last second bomb which changed the entire complexion of the game.
This wasn't a catch, but man, how pretty. Brilliant effort by Evan Spencer here.
Braxton Miller throws a filthy block as Dontre Wilson gets us excited about the future of Ohio State football.
This was equal parts skillful and kind of dumb, but hey, it worked. #GoBucks
After some extremely poor coverage against Jared Abbrederis early and often, Bradley Roby redeems himself a bit. BONUS: Kerry Coombs lulz.
Curtis Grant a huge play before the pick (and subsequent TD). The biggest play of his 2013 certainly.
And for good measure, Brutus Buckeye ladies & gentlemen.