The Ohio State Buckeyes entered the fourth quarter trailing Northwestern by three points and they were in desperate need of a big play on either side of the ball. With just over eleven minutes remaining in the game, their defense finally delivered with a big interception that allowed Braxton Miller to take over deep in Wildcats territory.
Northwestern quarterback Trevor Siemian tossed an ill-advised throw outside of the hash marks that was intercepted by Ohio State defensive back Doran Grant and returned inside of the redzone.
Here is video of Grant’s big play:
With an opportunity to capitalize, Miller took over with a chance to make up for his three previous turnovers.
Northwestern’s defense initially looked to hold up and keep the Buckeyes out of the endzone, but a review determined Buckeyes running back Carlos Hyde broke the plane on a short touchdown run thanks to an extra effort that gave the Buckeyes a four-point lead.
The Wildcats will now need to dig deep and find a way back to endzone for a touchdown of their own if they want to cap off their impressive performance tonight and complete the upset.