Dwayne Haskins entered the game late in the third quarter following the injury to J.T. Barrett. Having seen only limited playing time this season, many were probably unsure what to expect from a redshirt freshman on the road against the country's No. 3 defense.
With the Buckeyes trailing by six late in the third quarter, Haskins was tasked with a third down and 13. The youngster came through with one of the season's most clutch plays.
Things looked bleak for @OhioStateFB following J.T. Barrett's exit, but Dwayne Haskins and Austin Mack stepped up HUGE on this drive.— Big Ten Network (@BigTenNetwork) November 25, 2017
And J.K. Dobbins finished the job. 21-20 Buckeyes. pic.twitter.com/Y6c7nDB7Td
Two players later, Haskins added a 22-yard scamper which took the Buckeyes even further into Michigan territory. The drive was capped off by a one-yard J.K. Dobbins touchdown run. Ohio State went up by a score of 21-20 and never relinquished the lead.
Haskins finished the game 6 of 7 for 94 yards. He also chipped in with 24 yards rushing. It was a run-heavy afternoon for the Buckeyes, but Mack certainly made the most of his lone reception.
The youngsters delivered in a big way during their first trip to Ann Arbor.