Oct 5, 2013; Evanston, IL, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes running back Carlos Hyde (34) is tackled by Northwestern Wildcats safety Ibraheim Campbell (24) and defensive lineman Dean Lowry (94) during the second quarter at Ryan Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Carlos Hyde gives Ohio State Buckeyes late lead

The Ohio State vs. Northwestern game is delivering in it’s prime time billing on ABC. We have had three lead changes in the fourth quarter with the most recent shift benefiting the Buckeyes thanks to work horse Carlos Hyde.

Hyde has been the team’s best weapon all game, but three second-half touchdowns for the running back has been the difference as the Buckeyes have come storming back.

The latest touchdown for Hyde came on a seven-yard run to give Ohio State a 34-30 lead with just over five minutes remaining in the game. The score capped off an eight-play, 81-yard drive.

Northwestern had retaken the lead following a six-play, 80-yard drive of their own, but the Buckeyes showed they were up for the challenge and came storming back to put themselves in the drives seat with a few minutes remaining.

Ohio State will now need their defense to step up and hang on for the win to keep their undefeated season and national title hopes alive.

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