Doran Grant interception results in Ohio State lead (Video)

September 22, 2012; Columbus, OH, USA; Ohio State Buckeyes cornerback Doran Grant (12) is surrounded by teammates after his interception against the UAB Blazers at Ohio Stadium. Ohio State won the game 29-15. Mandatory Credit: Greg Bartram-USA TODAY Sports

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.

Topics: Football, Ohio State Buckeyes

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