OSU head coach Jim Tressel and Washington head coach Ty Willingham spoke prior to the game between the Buckeyes and Huskies.
Todd Boeckman and the Buckeyes trailed 7-3 at the half after a late UW touchdown.
James Laurinaitis, right, made a big play in the second quarter when he intercepted a Jake Locker shovel pass deep in OSU territory.
After Ohio State blocked a Washington field-goal attempt in the third quarter, Tressel showed his emotions on the sidelines.
Soon after the block, the Buckeyes took the lead for good when Boeckman connected with Brian Robiskie on a long touchdown pass.
Brian Hartline had six catches for 88 yards and a touchdown.
Chris "Beanie" Wells led the Buckeyes with 138 yards rushing on 24 carries and a touchdown.
Freshman Brandon Saine also added a touchdown on the final play of the game.
Punter A.J. Trapasso averaged 39.0 yards on five kicks.
Senior Trever Robinson had one catch for 9 yards.