Photo Gallery - Ohio State Vs. Northwestern

When it's all said and done, A.J. Hawk just might be regarded as the greatest linebacker to ever play at Ohio State and that's saying a whole lot. He's proven to be at least as good as any that have come before him. Hawk and the rest of the seniors played their last game in Ohio Stadium and came away with an impressive win against Tyrell Sutton and the Northwestern Wildcats, 48-7. Here's how some of the day looked in pictures.

Photo Gallery - Ohio State vs. Northwestern

It was the last home game for A.J. Hawk and the rest of the senior class.

It would be Hawk's last walk to and from the Skull Session in St. John Arena...

...across Woody Hayes Dr. and into Ohio Stadium.

Santonio Holmes is just a junior but it could have been his last time also...

...most believe that Donte Whitner will be back for his senior year.

Chris Wells will help to restock the talent lost to graduation.

Ohio's Mr. Football 2004, Tyrell Sutton.

Sutton rushed 14 times for 93 yards and caught 1 pass for 5 yards and one touchdown.

Jim Bollman, Randy Walker, Jim Tressel and John Peterson huddle before the game.

Whitner sacks Brett Basanez for an 11-yard loss on this play. Whitner had 5 tackles in the game.

Bobby Carpenter gets to Sutton on this play, one of his 6 tackles on the day.

Sutton's 34-yard scamper took the Wildcats to the 5 yard line and set up this play...

...a 5-yard swing pass from Basanez to Sutton for a quick 7-0 Wildcat lead.

Pittman rushed for 21 yards on 6 carries on Ohio State's first possession.

Troy Smith had the other 5 carries on the drive for 24 yards.

Stan White's contributions might go unnoticed but he makes key blocks during the course of the game.

Smith's 4-yard run capped off a 11-play 45-yard drive to tie the game at 7-7.

Then Ohio State's defense took over led by Carpenter, Hawk and Anthony Schlegel.

Maurice Wells had a big game with 70 yards on 13 carries and 1 TD.

Smith scores his second touchdown on this 2-yard run for a 14-7 lead.

Hawk gets one of his 8 tackles in the game on this play.

Basanez was 15 for 31 for 121 yards with 1 touchdown and 1 interception.

Hawk recovered a blocked punt by Quinn Pitcock to score a touchdown in his last home game to put Ohio State up 21-7.

Ohio native Mark Philmore had 4 catches in the game, including this 10-yarder on a shuttle pass, for 29 yards. Brandon Mitchell get 1 of his 5 tackles on this play.

Schlegel also had 8 tackles in the game to pace Ohio State.

Pittman rushed for 132 yards on 18 carries and had 1 touchdown.

Wells 13-yard TD run on this play before half gave the Buckeyes a 28-7 lead.

Smith was 7 of 12 passing for 77 yards and 1 interception.

Tyler Everett and Nate Salley combined to bring down Sutton on this play. Everett was credited with 4 stops and Salley with 3.

Smith rushed 11 times for 75 yards.

Rob Sims

Nick Mangold

Holmes had 3 catches for 49 yards on the day.

Justin Zwick came in and was 2 of 3 passing for 28 yards.

Albert Dukes had 1 catch for 12 yards.

Josh Huston kicked this 37 yarder to make it 41-7. He kicked a 33-yarder in the 3rd period that made the score 31-7 at the time.

Columbus native Erik Haw had 8 carries for 39 yards.

And scored on a 3-yard TD run.

Kirk Barton says the Buckeyes are number one in the Big Ten.

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