Beanie, Buckeyes Best Badgers

After Wisconsin scored on back-to-back drives to take a seven-point lead, OSU running back Chris Wells scores himself on back-to-back drives, registering touchdowns of 31 and 30 yards, as OSU rolled the rest of the way.

COLUMBUS - Despite leading 17-10 with six minutes left in third, the Badgers couldn't hold the momentum and couldn't stop running back Chris Wells, as the sophomore rushed for 169 yards and three scores in a 38-17 triumph.

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First Half

First Quarter

OSU 7-0

7 plays, 75 yards, 2:45 TOP, 12:15 remaining

Brian Robiske 30 yard pass from Todd Boeckman (Pretorious kick)

Key Play: Boeckman had little trouble marching down the field against the Badger defense, completing five of his first six passes, with the six pass going for 30 yards to the Ohio State touchdown after Robiskie juked Ikegwuonu.

OSU 7-3

14 plays, 73 yards, 7:26 TOP, 4:49 remaining

FG Taylor Mehlhaff 21

Key Play: On fourth and 12 and near midfield, punter Ken DeBauche faked the punt and throws a perfect pass to fellow punter Paul Standring for a 31-yard gain, helping to keep the OSU offense off the field.

Second Quarter

OSU 10-3

8 plays, 57 yards, 1:40 TOP, :06 remaining

FG Ryan Pretorius 27

Key Plays: After Mike Newkirk missed a sure sack on Boeckman (resulting in the OSU QB to gain seven yards deep in their own territory), the Badgers had their worst defensive breakdown of the afternoon on third and three. Not only could Boeckman have run for a big gain or passed Chris Wells for another solid gain, the Badgers left WR Brian Hartline wide open in the middle of the field, resulting in a 45-yard gain and a first down on the UW 15.

Second Half

Third Quarter

10-10 tied

6 plays, 92 yards, 2:23 TOP, 12:37 remaining

FG Ryan Pretorius 28 yard pass from Donovan (Mehlhaff kick)

Key Plays: Paul Hubbard caught a high pass in the middle of the field with no Buckeye near him. With help from a key block from Kyle Jeffeson, Hubbard didn't stop until he hauled in a 50-yard gain.

After an iffy chop block call on Marcus Randle El, Donovan escaped pressure and found Beckum streaking across the back of the end zone. Donovan's best pass of the day resulted in a 28-yard touchdown.

UW 17-10

8 plays, 62 yards, 4:42 TOP, 6:53 remaining

Chris Pressley two yard pass from Donovan (Mehlhaff kick)

Key Play: After a stopping running play and a coverage sack, Donovan riffled a pass through traffic to Beckum, who broke away from three Buckeyes to a 46-yard gain and first and goal at the OSU 4.

17-17 tied

10 plays, 80 yards, 4:12 TOP, 2:41 remaining

Chris Wells 31 yard run (Pretorious kick)

Key Play: Boeckman led a stellar 10 play drive, but let the running back take the credit. Wells took the inside handoff, bounced it outside and went untouched into the end zone.

24-17 OSU

5 plays, 49 yards, 1:48 TOP, 14:18 remaining

Chris Wells 30 yard run (Pretorious kick)

Key Play: After looking like he was stopped calls, Beanie turned on the jets, bolting to the outside and didn't stop until he was in the end zone.

31-17 OSU

4 plays, 25 yards, 2:13 TOP, 10:05 remaining

Robiske 8 yard pass from Boeckman (Pretorious kick)

Key Play: Although the first fake punt worked, this Badger trick play backfired big time. DeBauche faked the punt and attempted to run for the first down, but was stopped two yards shy of the sticks, giving Ohio State the ball on UW's 25 and the momentum with it.

38-17 OSU

1 play, 25 yards, :09 TOP, 3:09 remaining

Wells 25 yard run (Pretorious kick)

Key Play: Trying to make something happen, Donovan was sacked for a seven-yard loss and the coughed up the football, giving the Buckeyes excellent field position.

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