Every week, Eleven Warriors dives into the mentions of Ohio State's coaches and players to bring you the #HotTakes and ramblings of Buckeye Nation. This week, we were a ball of nerves that exploded into a celebration in the second half of the Big Ten title clinching win over Wisconsin.
Ohio State didn't make it easy, but it clinched its third consecutive Big Ten title with a 34-21 win over Wisconsin in Indianapolis Saturday night.
Badgers quarterback Jack Coan and running back Jonathan Taylor were brilliant in the first half, piling up nearly 300 yards of total offense before the break to build a surprising 21-7 lead.
But the Buckeyes adjusted in the second half. Justin Fields got the protection he needed to carve up the Wisconsin secondary and Dobbins hammered away on the ground. The defense contained what the Badgers wanted to do through the air and closed the holes Taylor ran through in the first half.
Ohio State scored 27 unanswered points to secure a 34-21 win.
Before we look forward to Ohio State's titanic showdown with Clemson in the College Football Playoff, let's put a bow on the Buckeyes 13-0 run through their schedule by looking at the mentions from the Big Ten title win.
@ Ryan Day
Hey @ryandaytime .. put the down on Wisky!— Mike Turchan (@MichaelTurchan) December 8, 2019
He unfortunately didn't see this tweet until halftime. Get your tweets in earlier, people.
hi @ryandaytime,— telle (@tellebees) December 8, 2019
just following up. when do you intend to grow out your beard?
This is a level-headed response.
Get your team together! This is embarrassing!! @ryandaytime— Dawnzy (@dawnzy23) December 8, 2019
This is not a level-headed response.
@CoachUrbanMeyer Seems pretty obvious that all that makes Justin Fields special is absent today due to his knee. And hes just not only NOT playing at his usual level, hes not able to play well period.— Moknows (@Moknows64) December 8, 2019
He stays in and we lose. @ryandaytime better find your time courage & soon.
Imagine having the opinion, Justin Fields is not the Ohio State quarterback capable of erasing this deficit.
Trailing 14-0 and just forced to punt after a three-and-out, Day called one of the riskiest fakes I've ever seen.
Youre crazy for that fake I love it @ryandaytime— (An)Drew Hoffan (@TryHardHoffman) December 8, 2019
@ryandaytime hows your night going? Mine is going amazingly well! On Wisconsin!— Shannon M-S (@shannon4uw) December 8, 2019
Ahhh, tweets that don't age well.
For future reference, Eleven Warriors readers, if you tag a Buckeye coach or player with a gif from The Office or Parks and Rec, you're gonna wind up in this article.
Hey I love the Browns more than almost anything, but they can keep their dirty little paws of Day.
@ Justin Fields
@justnfields settle down big dawg throw it away stop trying to do to much— KT (@ValueMyWeight) December 8, 2019
Fields was definitely geared up at the beginning of the game.
@justnfields what are you doing bro— Dylan Wolverton (@dyl_wol) December 8, 2019
@justnfields I need you to really show up bro this next half! Show these bums why you got offensive player of the year!— Austin Hollins (@_AustinHollins) December 8, 2019
It was a tough first half for the team as a whole, but Fields led them back after the break.
@justnfields starting to get hot— Addison (@1Addisonspeaks) December 8, 2019
@justnfields Ohio thanks you so much— Chris Collins (@Chriscollins_72) December 8, 2019
Joe Burrow, as well.
I need @justnfields to shine in the playoffs and win the natty— Isaiah Harris (@bigbabyharris33) December 8, 2019
@ J.K. Dobbins
@Jkdobbins22 is just built different— Keith Moton III (@moton_keith) December 8, 2019
@Jkdobbins22 back to back dunks— Nate Sith (@nsmith_05) December 8, 2019
I need to take a break from your regularly scheduled programming to highlight some truly special work. Last week, Dobbins put the final nail in Michigan's coffin by dunking all over Jim Harbaugh's team. I suggested someone with video editing $killz to put together a highlight video with Froggy Fresh's "Dunked on" song overlaid.
Well, @OfficialRMorris came through.
Thank you sir, for your heroism. Now, back to Saturday.
See y'all in Glendale. Clemson's up next.