Number 5: Wisconsin defensive tackle Anttaj Hawthorne—Wisconsin's defense was absolutely stellar Saturday and the front four was particularly solid. Hawthorne made a habit of spending time in the Buckeyes' backfield picking up two sacks and two quarterback hurries.
Number 4: Wisconsin fullback Matt Bernstein—There has to be good blocking in order for a back to run for 100 yards against Ohio State and Bernstein's blocking starred throughout the night. Bernstein consistently took on blitzing Buckeyes in the holes, helping to open running lanes.
Number 3: Wisconsin defensive end Jonathan Welsh—Welsh dominated the edge, getting into Ohio State's backfield time and again. He had six tackles, one sack, a quarterback hurry and a forced fumble. Welsh also drew two holding penalties against the Buckeyes, one negating a first down run by Buckeye quarterback Craig Krenzel.
Number 2: Wisconsin receiver Lee Evans—Evans made the play of the day, a 79-yard touchdown catch, his only catch, to turn the game in the Badgers favor.
Number 1: Wisconsin tailback Booker Stanley—an ever-more amazing story, Stanley continues to step up and star for the Badgers. With Anthony Davis still nursing an injured ankle and Dwayne Smith ineffective, the team turned to Stanley who gritted out 125 yards, marking only the third time a Jim Tressel-coached Ohio State team has yielded a 100-yard rusher. Prior to this game, the most an entire team had rushed for against the Buckeyes was the 121 Northwestern garnered.