Ohio State tops Wisconsin in OT, moves to 11-0

Carlos Hyde scored on a 2-yard run in overtime Saturday, giving No. 6 Ohio State a 21-14 victory over Wisconsin and keeping the Buckeyes’ hopes of a perfect season alive. The Buckeyes (11-0, 7-0) clinched the Leaders Division title outright with the win.

But they are ineligible for the postseason as part of their punishment for NCAA violations under former coach Jim Tressel, and the best they can hope for is to end the year unbeaten and to maybe capture the AP Top 25 title.

[RELATED: Dienhart: Defense wins this one for Ohio State]

Montee Ball scored his 78th touchdown, tying Travis Prentice’s major-college record for career scores. But he fumbled on what would have been the record-breaker with 2:46 left in regulation.

The Badgers forced overtime anyway, on Jacob Pedersen‘s 5-yard catch, but Curt Phillips couldn’t find him again in overtime.

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Here’s a US Presswire photo of Ryan Shazier knocking the ball loose from Montee Ball at goal line:

Ryan Shazier

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FINAL: No. 6 Ohio State needed one overtimes to knock off Wisconsin, outlasting the Badgers 21-14 on Saturday at Camp Randall Stadium. After the Buckeyes scored on Carlos Hyde’s two-yard touchdown run to open the first overtime, Wisconsin failed to score, getting stopped at the 21 on fourth-and-6.

Hyde carried the offensive load for Ohio State, piling up 87 rushing yards and two touchdowns on 15 attempts.

Montee Ball did his best to carry the Badgers’ offense, turning 38 carries into 189 rushing yards and one touchdown.

Wisconsin’s Curt Phillips was good for 155 yards during the game, completing 14 of 25 passes. Phillips tossed one touchdown and no interceptions. Jacob Pedersen was the player Phillips targeted most often. He caught six passes for 66 yards and one touchdown.

The Badgers’ offense finished the game having gained 358 yards, including 155 passing yards on 14 completions. Rushing was a key ingredient in Wisconsin’s offensive mix, bringing it 203 yards on 55 carries.

The Buckeyes’ Braxton Miller passed for 96 yards, completing 10 of 18 throws. He threw no interceptions. Miller also ran for 49 yards on 23 attempts.

Ohio State racked up 236 total yards. In addition to Miller’s efforts through the air, the Buckeyes also rushed 41 times for 140 yards.

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