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Buckeyes Down Northwestern 40-30 - Match Report

Ohio State got a 168-yard performance from Carlos Hyde as a key part of its 40-30 victory over the Wildcats on Saturday at Ryan Field.

Ohio State won and also put money in the pockets of their supporters by covering the 6.5-point spread as favorites. Totals bettors, meanwhile, saw the game go OVER the closing number of 61.5.

Braxton Miller completed 15 of 26 pass attempts for 203 yards for the Buckeyes in the win. He was picked off 1 time by the Wildcats defense.

Venric Mark rushed for 60 yards for Northwestern, while Treyvon Green added 19 yards. Trevor Siemian threw for 245 yards for the Wildcats, while receivers Rashad Lawrence and Venric Mark had 149 and 43 yards respectively.

Northwestern lost the offensive yardage battle to Ohio State 451-437 yards in Saturday's game. Ohio State had more first downs as that total ended up 25-20.

Ohio State lost the time of possession battle 30:38/29:22, leaving their defense on the field more than they wanted.

Next game, Ohio State takes its act home to face Iowa looking for another win. For Northwestern, they head on the road to face Wisconsin.