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Ohio State would then take the lead in the 4th with another Barrett touchdown run.

"We could have been down worse", Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer said.

He had the best player on the field on his side.

Nick Bosa #97 of the Ohio State Buckeyes sacks Alex Hornibrook #12 of the Wisconsin Badgers on Saturday, Oct. 15, 2016.

Just in time too, after school officials warned fans that severe weather was rolling through the area right before the final play. The last time Wisconsin beat Ohio State was in 2010 in Madison, when the Badgers upended the No. 1 Buckeyes 21-18. Corey Clement powered that drive on his way to 164 yards rushing.

"They had a good gameplan for us", Barrett told ESPN". Ohio State answered with a field goal to tie the game and a late Wisconsin drive would stall at midfield.

The most highly anticipated game of the college football weekend was probably the clash between Ohio State and Wisconsin in Madison. They led 16-6 at halftime. "After halftime we just had to grind it out".

The Big Ten conference noticed, giving Barrett another Big Ten co-offensive player of the week award. Barrett is the leader of this team and he showed you why. The Buckeyes are third in the country in points per game with 53.2, and their defense is allowing just 10.8 points per game which ranks second in the country. Everyone loves to jump around when Wisconsin plays at home and the defense is stingy enough to keep this one close.

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There is something about the Badgers when they play in front of the hometown faithful. And needing a touchdown in overtime to extend the game, Clement and the Badgers ran into a brick wall. Several factors have contributed to UW struggling to run the ball in Big Ten play. It's also the first time since 2001 that Nebraska has won its first six.

Instead, the Badgers settled for two short field goals.

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Barrett then bolted 8 yards for a touchdown with 14:09 left to give the Buckeyes its first lead of the game at 20-16.

Wisconsin already has faced stiff challenges, beating LSU before falling 14-7 to No. 4 MI on a fourth-quarter touchdown. Clement ran for 166 yards. Perspective is a powerful thing, and it really sheds a lot of positive light on this Wisconsin season, despite the fact that the Badgers are now fifth in the Big Ten West.

To that, there seemed to be a big lack of intensity in all of the Buckeyes!

Iowa, 3-0 this season in Big Ten road games, completely dominated the first two quarters, running 41 plays for 397 yards, successfully converting seven of eight third-down opportunities. The junior was 17 of 29 passing for 226 yards, a touchdown and an interception. One of which went to Noah Brown for the overtime touchdown and the other went to Dontre Wilson to set up the game-tying kick in the fourth quarter. He scored twice on the ground and threw an interception.

Wisconsin's defense will keep this team in every game this season (and in all likelihood, have them be favored), and if the offense can build off some positive momentum in the running game, the Badgers will be a formidable force for the remainder of the season.