Chase Young of Ohio State bulls his way through the Wisconsin line on Saturday at Ohio Stadium. Young finished the game with six tackles and four sacks. (DHI Media/Joe Dray)
Chase Young of Ohio State bulls his way through the Wisconsin line on Saturday at Ohio Stadium. Young finished the game with six tackles and four sacks. (DHI Media/Joe Dray)
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COLUMBUS — Chase Young and J.K. Dobbins portrayed greatness on Saturday as they helped lead the Buckeyes to a 38-7 beat down of Wisconsin. Dobbins, now fourth on the Ohio State list of all-time rushing leaders, had 20 carries for 163-yards while Young tallied six tackle and four sacks.

“I thought the offensive line and J.K. played really good in the first half,” said Ohio State head coach Ryan Day. “J.K. ran with an edge all day. I think he’s the best running back in the country. When you go to the other side of the ball, look at what our defense did. They are some great players over there led by Chase. His impact was felt throughout the game and he’s probably the most dominant player in all of college football now. His impact in a game like this goes to show his versatility. This was not just a passing game where you go after the quarterback. You had to play tough and gritty inside. It was the whole defensive line that controlled the game.”

A pounding rain helped keep the game scoreless in the first quarter as both teams struggled to adjust to the elements. The Buckeyes finally strung together a 12-play 85 yard drive that led to a Blake Haubeil field goal from 49-yards out to make it 3-0 in the second quarter.

The two-minute drill worked well for Ohio State near the end of the half when Justin Fields connected with Chris Olave on a 27-yard touchdown pass. His score with :43 remaining extended the Buckeyes lead to 10-0. Fields finished the game 12-of-22 for 167 yards and two touchdown in the passing department while Olave had a team-high seven receptions for 93 yards and two scores.

The Badgers cut the Ohio State lead down to three with a 26-yard touchdown pass from Jack Coan to A.J. Taylor at the start of the second half. The Buckeyes rebounded with a 10-yard touchdown run by Fields to extend the Buckeyes lead to 17-7.

Dobbins scored again on nine and 14-yard runs as Ohio State ran away with the game late. The Bucks capped off the contest with a four-yard touchdown pass from Fields to Olave with 7:29 left in the game and held out for a 38-7 victory.

“It was one of those games where you felt like it was getting set up where all of a sudden you’re in the fourth quarter and it’s going to be a hard game,” said Day. ” We talked to our team about it. We challenged them and big-time players step up in big-time games. A lot of big-time players did. You look at our guys, they played really good in this game.”

Ohio State is ranked third in the nation and has a record of 8-0 (5-0 BIG 10) and has a bye before hosting Maryland on Nov. 9.