Ohio State makes its case to the playoff committee

Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett was named the Big Ten Quarterback of the Year for the third time in his career

With more at stake than ever, the University of Wisconsin football team suffered another crushing loss in the Big Ten Championship game. Whether the committee buys the Buckeyes' argument is a question we won't know the answer to until Sunday afternoon. With wins on Saturday, Clemson, Oklahoma and Georgia are the likely top three teams in the final rankings. They're also seeking a second appearance in the four-year history of the College Football Playoff.

That would not be the case however, as the Ohio State offense stalled for the entirety of the second half.

Wisconsin quarterback Alex Hornibrook finished with 229 yards passing, but couldn't lead the Badgers to the end zone in the game's final drive. The Big Ten rushing champion has been sensational all season and put himself into Heisman Trophy contention by giving the Badgers a different look. While a playoff spot is nearly mathematically impossible, a New Year's Day game is on the line. The Badgers (12-1) fell to 0-5 in the Big Ten championship game and lost for the first time since last year's conference title game.

Quarterback J.T. Barrett threw four interceptions, including a pick-six to open the game.

He wound up 12 of 26 for 211 yards and two interceptions and ran 19 times for 60 yards including a crucial fourth-down conversion that set up the last field goal of the game.

Ohio State contained star running back Jonathan Taylor better than any UW opponent this season, holding the true freshman to 41 yards on 15 carries. Running back Chris James's one-yard plunge cut the lead to five, and after a lengthy delay to fix a patch of ripped turf at the goal line, Hornibrook completed a two-point conversion throw to tight end Troy Fumagalli. Wisconsin but Ohio State's deficit to 21-13.

And what about Wisconsin, an undefeated team with a much-questioned schedule which is nearly a touchdown underdog to a two-loss team? Wisconsin settled for three points after recovering a fumble at the Buckeyes' 11-yard line but netting just one yard on the possession.

In the madness that has been college football over the past few weeks, the Badgers are now one of two undefeated teams heading into the final game before College Football Playoff's Selection Sunday.

However, that "2" in the loss column for Ohio State will make the decision very hard, especially since one of those losses was a 55-24 defeat to Iowa a month ago. The Badgers competed in the Big 10 Championship last season but ended up losing a tough 31-38 matchup to the Penn State Nittany Lions.

"I feel like we're one of the best teams in the country", Barrett said on Fox after the win.

Canada's jobless rate hits lowest since 2008 as hiring spikes
While the labour participation rate saw an increase to 59.9% from October's 59%, it remains among the lowest in Canada. Thomas market added 3,900 jobs in November as the unemployment rate held steady at 6.3 per cent.

So, will unpredictable Ohio State show up tonight in Indianapolis?

Turnovers plagued the Ohio State offense, with senior quarterback J.T. Barrett throwing two interceptions.

"The reason I came back was to play for a national title", Mayfield said, per the Associated Press (h/t ESPN.com).

The redshirt senior sustained a knee injury last week in Ann Arbor when a cameraman bumped into him, an ailment that forced Barrett from Ohio State's game against MI.

He practiced Thursday, and Meyer said he was cleared to play. It's not certain if or how much he'll play, but backup Dwayne Haskins performed well in Barrett's absence against MI and shouldn't be discounted if he's called into action again.

Barrett completed just 12 of his 26 pass attempts for 211 yards, rushing for 60 yards and another score. on 19 attempts six days after undergoing surgery to fix a knee injury suffered in Ohio State's victory over MI.

"It's all about winning the Big Ten Championship", he said.

Van Ginkel intercepted the ball at the Ohio State 9-yard line and stopped his momentum just enough to remain in bounds and return it for a touchdown to tie the game at 7 with 2:08 left in the first quarter.

Wisconsin's defense countered that miscue shortly after when Van Ginkel stepped in front of Barrett's poor throw deep in Ohio State territory and returned it nine yards for a touchdown.

Related News:

  • Smartphone addiction linked to chemical imbalance in young brains

    Smartphone addiction linked to chemical imbalance in young brains

    Previous research has linked GABA to vision and motor control and the regulation of various brain functions, including anxiety. Out of the 19 teenagers, 12 were given cognitive behavioral therapy that went for nine months.
    Infosys appoints Salil S Parekh as CEO & MD

    Infosys appoints Salil S Parekh as CEO & MD

    The Euro 12.5-billion ($14.9 billion) Capgemini is a 50-year-old firm with about 200,000 employees in 40 countries the world over. However, Capgemini's market cap of €16.35 billion ($19.45 billion) is less than Infosys's market cap of $33.6 billion.
    Kehlani Wins Rule Breaker Award, Performs

    Kehlani Wins Rule Breaker Award, Performs "Honey" At Billboard's Women In Music

    Clarkson was at the awards ceremony to receive the Powerhouse Award from Billboard . She and her family were not in the house at the time of the incident.
  • TCU vs. Oklahoma in Big 12 championship

    TCU vs. Oklahoma in Big 12 championship

    The Horned Frogs really needed to be flawless on the offensive side of the ball to keep up with Baker Mayfield and Co. Oklahoma's 17 first-quarter points was the most ever scored in an opening quarter in Big 12 title game history.
    Voyager 1 fires its thrusters for first time since 1980

    Voyager 1 fires its thrusters for first time since 1980

    For auto read Voyager 1, and for engine read a set of four trajectory thrusters, and that's exactly what NASA boffins have done. But these attitude control thrusters have been degrading over time, requiring more and more energy each time they've been used.
    Are Analysts Bearish Amazon.com, Inc

    Are Analysts Bearish Amazon.com, Inc

    Shares of EQT Corporation (NYSE:EQT) traded up 2.56% in the last session while performance was up 59.6% in the last five days. Catalyst Capital Ltd Llc owns 12,500 shares or 0.52% of their U.S. portfolio. 31,970 are held by Bradley Foster Sargent Ct.
  • Jak And Daxter PS2 Classics Coming To PS4 Next Week

    Jak And Daxter PS2 Classics Coming To PS4 Next Week

    The theme costs $2.99, and it's clear that a great deal of work went into recreating the PS2's menu backgrounds authentically. The theme is built by Truant Pixel with the help of, none other than, PlayStation US, PlayStation Japan and Naughty Dog.
    GM sees self-driving vehicles in cities in 2019 (GM)

    GM sees self-driving vehicles in cities in 2019 (GM)

    The Cruise Automation team is now testing its self-driving Chevy Bolt - with a human backup - in Detroit, Phoenix and San Francisco.
    Yankees will reportedly name Aaron Boone their new manager

    Yankees will reportedly name Aaron Boone their new manager

    His father, Bob, was a four-time All-Star catcher from 1972-90, then managed Kansas City from 1995-97 and Cincinnati from 2001-03. He's been around the game his whole life, so even if it is his first managing, he's not some unknown just waltzing into NY .
  • Local Christmas Tree Lot Gives 100 Percent of Proceeds to Charity

    Local Christmas Tree Lot Gives 100 Percent of Proceeds to Charity

    This year, they hope to top that. "So if you go back eight, nine, 10 years ago, we were in a bit of a recession". A plastic tree from the store just sits in a landfill for a 100 years and looks the same when you pull it out.
    Georgia Leads Auburn by 3: SEC Championship First Half Analysis

    Georgia Leads Auburn by 3: SEC Championship First Half Analysis

    On the ground, Nick Chubb rushed for 27 yards and a touchdown in 11 carries while Sony Michel added 21 yards in nine attempts. Javon Wims and Terry Godwin have combined for 1,123 receiving yards and 11 touchdowns while Mecole Hardman has 18 receptions.
    South Africa triumph in opening World Rugby Sevens Series event in Dubai

    South Africa triumph in opening World Rugby Sevens Series event in Dubai

    The reigning world series champions unleashed all their attacking firepower in what was a breathtaking display of sevens rugby across the two days.


Most liked

Amazon says voice aide Alexa ready for the office
Rather than interrupting gameplay to navigate menus, players can just ask Ghost through Alexa to help with certain tasks. It can also be used to access different applications within the company through Alexa Skills Kit.

10-year-old girl hangs herself after alleged bullying incident
Ashawnty's mother and father asked other parents to teach their children not to bully . "There was nothing done about it". The detective said he saw " bullying " and behavior that "could even rise to the level of criminal assault".

Russian FM: Haley's North Korea statement 'bloodthirsty'
Haley sternly warned North Korea's leadership saying it would be " utterly destroyed " if war were to break out. Trump has praised China - a close ally of Pyongyang - for its efforts to put pressure on North Korea.

Giants at Raiders - The Playbook: 3 keys for Big Blue
I don't think there's any player - current or former - who think this is right". "And that's just pro sports". Coughlin coached Manning from 2004 to 2015 and they won two Super Bowl titles together in 2007 and 2011.

South Korea drawn against Sweden, Mexico and Germany in Group F
Sweden ranks 18th and Mexico 16th in the Federation Internationale de Football Association world rankings. Led by coach Shin Tae-yong, South Korea will open their World Cup campaign against Sweden on June 18th.

Benitez has three out for return to Stamford Bridge
Benitez did just that despite opposition to his reign, with Europa League glory topping a productive stint. But Benitez does not think he will receive a bad reception when he goes back to the Bridge today.

National Basketball Association fines Davis 25K for verbally abusing official
Davis had to be helped to the locker room after going down early in the fourth quarter in Friday's game against the Jazz. Davis blew his stack in the Pelicans' 120-102 loss to the Timberwolves in New Orleans on Wednesday.

SC State's Ty Solomon 'stable and conscious' after collapsing at PNC Arena
Freeman, Yurtseven and Dorn combined to make 23 of 24 shots from the floor, with Yurtseven (8 for 9) logging the lone miss. State: The Bulldogs competed hard in difficult circumstances after Solomon was stricken.

Newborn declared 'dead' found to be alive
The boy's mother gave birth to twins Thursday at the Max Super Speciality Hospital in the Indian capital of New Delhi . The family was later informed by the hospital that the twins were stillborn and handed over to the family, they said.

North Korea misses figure skating deadline for Olympics
Moon told Trump evidence is lacking North Korea has achieved atmospheric re-entry or warhead miniaturization, a spokesman said. Meanwhile, Seoul's Unification Ministry played down Wednesday's provocation by the North.

Nghia Hoang Pho, former NSA employee, pleads guilty to retaining top-secret intelligence
Pho remains free while he awaits sentencing, which has been scheduled by US District Judge George L. Further, Kaspersky Lab has maintained that it does not work in any way with Russian intelligence.

FBI makes arrest in Wake Robin ricin investigation
The FBI says no Wake Robin residents reported symptoms consistent with ricin poisoning. "This was an isolated incident". The acting Shelburne Police chief says he and the Federal Bureau of Investigation returned to Wake Robin on Thursday.

Nemanja Matic doubtful for Arsenal game; Eric Bailly, Phil Jones out
However, he has rejected claims that he is too conservative with his tactics in big away matches. We don't think about how many points we are ahead of them or behind the leader".

Randi Zuckerberg Slams Alaska Airlines For Letting Drunk Passenger Harass Her
She wrote that she was furious with the airline for "knowingly and willingly providing this man with a platform to harass women". Maloney, a lawyer who specializes in aviation law, who believes Alaska Airlines could be found liable if Zuckerberg were to sue.

Disappearance of NC 3-year-old shifted to homicide case, officials say
The warrant also says that Kimrey "secretly disposed of the dead child's body". "We all hoped and prayed to find her alive". Mariah was last seen Sunday night when her mother, Kristy Woods, put the girl to bed, according to the sheriff's officeh.