Ohio State vs. Northwestern: Wildcats lead Buckeyes entering final quarter

Oct 5, 2013; Evanston, IL, USA; Northwestern Wildcats university president Morton Shapiro (middle) and athletic director Jim Phillips on the field during the second quarter against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Ryan Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

Oct 5, 2013; Evanston, IL, USA; Northwestern Wildcats university president Morton Shapiro (middle) and athletic director Jim Phillips on the field during the second quarter against the Ohio State Buckeyes at Ryan Field. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-USA TODAY Sports

There is no doubt that the No. 16-ranked Northwestern Wildcats were playing in the biggest game in school history on Saturday night when they welcomed the No. 4 Ohio State Buckeyes and the team has been answering the call through three quarters of play.

After Ohio State was able to jump to a first quarter lead in front of the hostile crowd, the Wildcats came storming back in a big way during the second quarter to outscore the Buckeyes 13-3 and take a halftime lead.

Ohio State began to feel the pressure in the third quarter, especially after a Braxton Miller fumble deep in the redzone, but now they will really need to saddle up and show why they are a top five team and national title contender in the fourth quarter.

Northwestern enters the final quarter of play with a three-point lead, but Ohio State has a chance to go ahead early.

They currently have the ball and Braxton Miller is driving, so they need to find a way to put up points and have their defense come up big.

This would be a win the means everything to Northwestern, but the Buckeyes also have it all on the line including remaining in the national title picture. Let’s see how Urban Meyer and company answer the call.

Topics: Football, Northwestern Wildcats, Ohio State Buckeyes

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