COLUMBUS—The most consistent critique of talented Wisconsin receivers Jonathan Orr and Darrin Charles—including from this writer—is that they have not consistently finished plays.
Saturday, they finished plays in remarkable fashion.
Orr's lunging, acrobatic catch in the back corner of the end zone Saturday gave Wisconsin a much-needed 24-13 lead in the fourth quarter—providing the eventual margin of victory over Ohio State. Charles also made an impressive touchdown snag, coming down with a fade pass for a score that gave the Badgers a 14-10 lead early in the second quarter.
"When I came out of (my cut) the ball was already up in the air," Orr said of his touchdown catch. "I saw it kind of late and I just went after it."
"I think it is important for anyone on the offense, anyone who is going to be willing to make plays," Charles said. "It is just that you never really know when it is going to come. You really never know if you are going to be able to make that play either."
Charles finished with a season-high four catches for 30 yards, after not catching a single pass the preceding two weeks.
"Sometimes that's just the way it is," Charles said. "Opportunities come and go and you never know when you are going to get your chance."
Receiver Brandon Williams matched a season high with three receptions, catching quarterback John Stocco's first three completions for a combined 18 yards.
"We know they are going to put eight or nine guys in the box so we know that we have to make these plays on the field to be successful and that's what we did," Williams said.
Charles, Orr answer the call
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