We’ve had our fair share of blowouts make our list of the top 20 re-watchable games in Ohio State history, but nothing comes close to the sheer gluttony of re-watching the Buckeyes demolish Wisconsin 59-0 in the 2014 Big Ten Championship.
Come join us on this episode of the Hangout in the Holy-Land, as we devour the dessert that is the Buckeyes starting their legendary College Football Playoff run. Almost nothing goes wrong for them on either side of the ball all night. Zeke rushes for 220 yards and two touchdowns. Cardale Jones comes off the bench and unleashes three cannon-strike touchdowns to Devin Smith —who has 4 catches for 137 yards— and also makes Gus Johnson go insane. The defense forces four turnovers, including Joey Bosa’s fumble recovery in the endzone to make it 38-0....
...With time still left in the first half.
It’s as big of a beatdown as you remember; and it’s awesome. Also, this happened:
Never forget: Jalin Marshall tried to throw a TD to Cardale up 45 points in the 4th quarter of the B1G Championship.— Land-Grant Holy Land (@Landgrant33) July 24, 2019
This, plus 58 other reasons why it's our 5th most re-watchable game in Ohio State history:https://t.co/E4d6TQ4uQw pic.twitter.com/M8jngewSLQ
Listen below, and scroll down to read our thoughts on this game, and watch it yourself!
Patrick: I remember having a pretty strange feeling going into this game. It was really the first time that I can truly remember feeling like Ohio State was playing with house money, so to speak, and I think the players absolutely felt it too. After the Barrett injury, Ohio State was playing with no pressure, no expectations, and it was that level of free play that allowed the Buckeyes to destroy Wisconsin in our fifth most rewatchable game.
Colton: I compare watching this game to eating cake. You can’t do it every day, but nothing’s better in moderation. Ohio State almost has as many touchdown yards (233) as Wisconsin has total yards (258). It’s fun to see how hungry this group was to make a statement to the Playoff Committee, and you can still feel the energy they brought from the opening snap almost five years later.