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Podcast: The top 20 re-watchable games in Ohio State history - No. 5: Everyone’s talkin’ bout Cardale Jones

The most gluttonous game on our list starts the top 5

Big Ten Championship - Ohio State v Wisconsin
INDIANAPOLIS, IN - DECEMBER 06: Quarterback Cardale Jones #12 of the Ohio State Buckeyes lifts the Big Ten trophy after his team defeated the Wisconsin Badgers 59-0 in the Big Ten Championship at Lucas Oil Stadium on December 6, 2014 in Indianapolis, Indiana. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images

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:

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.

No. 5: 2014 Big Ten Championship vs. Wisconsin