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

Doran Grant interception results in Ohio State lead (Video)


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.

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