#1 Ohio State 17Northwestern 10 Coming into this game as a team, the Buckeyes had been leaning on the talents of Braxton Miller to win games. The mark of championship teams is that they don't rely on one or two players to win games because at some point someone else will have to step up and make plays to win a game. Against Northwestern, Carlos Hyde and Bradley Roby stepped up to the plate big time. Hyde rushed 105 yards and a TD on 12 carries, and Roby picked off two passes to seal a win in primetime on the road. The game was largely uneventful in the first half with both teams trading field goals. The turning point in the game occurred in the third quarter, when the Wildcats first three drives ended with turnovers. The first was a fumble by Veneric Mark diving for extra yards on third down. This led to a 6 yard TD run by Dontre Wilson. The next series ended with the first of Brad Roby's picks. Immediately after Carlos Hyde scored on a 44 yard TD run. The next Wildcat drive ended on a Corey Brown interception to end the third with a 17-3 lead. The Wildcats would put a drive together and put a TD on the board to cut the lead to 17-10. The Buckeyes would move the ball deep into Wildcat territory and take a shot into the endzone off of play-action but Philly Brown wide open and alone in the endzone would drop a sure TD. Two plays later, Northwestern would intercept a poorly thrown pass to give the Wildcats new life. Northwestern would drive down into the redzone and take a shot to the endzone, but Brad Roby was there with his second INT. The Buckeyes would then lean on Carlos Hyde to seal the deal. Stats of the game QB: Braxton Miller, 6-13, 71 yards, INTQB: Kain Colter, 19-26, 213 yards, TD, 3 INTHB: Carlos Hyde, 12 Carries, 105 yards, TDHB: Veneric Mark, 16 Carries, 33 yardsDB: Bradley Roby, 2 InterceptionsTurnovers OSU: 1 NW: 4 Great Game IrishBearcat, the strategy to take out Braxton threw a wrench in my gameplan.