The Ohio State football team is 30 minutes away from capturing its first Big Ten championship since 2014.
The eighth-ranked Buckeyes lead No. 4 Wisconsin 21-10 heading into halftime of the Big Ten Championship Game in Indianapolis on Saturday night. Ohio State state has benefited from superb play in its backfield, with quarterback J.T. Barrett completing 6-of-8 passes for 186 yards and 2 touchdowns and freshman running back J.K. Dobbins rushing for 90 -- 77 of which came on a single run, which set up a 1-yard Barrett touchdown rush.
Perhaps boding best for the Buckeyes is that Wisconsin's two scores thus far have come as the result of Ohio State's own self-inflicted wounds. Barrett threw a pick-6 interception to Andrew Van Ginkel in the first quarter, while running back Mike Weber fumbled in the second, setting up a 28-yard field goal by Badgers kicker Rafael Gaglianone.
The Buckeyes had the opportunity to add to their lead just before halftime, but Sean Nuernberger's 43-yard field goal attempt was blocked. Should Ohio State continue to control the game throughout the second half, there remains reason to believe the Buckeyes will have made a convincing case to make the College Football Playoff for the second straight season.
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