The Wisconsin Badgers (2-2 overall) have a road tilt against the No. 3 Ohio State (4-0) Buckeyes for Week 4 inside Ohio Stadium.
With kickoff time set for 6:30 p.m. CST and the game aired during primetime on ABC, All Badgers will have a rolling thread of game updates as they happen from the game. Stop back routinely to get a breakdown of what is happening throughout the contest.
Pregame Status Updates
- Wisconsin's Week 4 depth chart and injury report for Ohio State
- Wisconsin will be without the following players against Washington State: safety Hunter Wohler (left leg), LT Jack Nelson (illness), RT Riley Mahlman (left leg), CB Alexander Smith (right hamstring), K Vito Calvaruso (right leg), TE Cam Large (right leg), WR Stephan Bracey (right leg), OLB Aaron Witt (right leg), and QB Chase Wolf (right knee).
- The Wisconsin players who are out for the entire 2022 season include safety Travian Blaylock (right knee), DE Mike Jarvis (left leg), ILB Luna Larson (right leg), and DE Isaac Townsend (left leg).
- With starting tackles Jack Nelson and Riley Mahlman out, the Badgers will roll with Trey Wedig at right tackle and shift Logan Brown to left tackle against OSU. Tanor Bortolini is expected to earn the start at right guard for Michael Furtney as well.
- Six true freshmen made the trip to Columbus for Wisconsin, according to Jake Kocorowski. Vinny Anthony (WR), Austin Brown (S), Joe Brunner (LG), Myles Burkett (QB), Marshall Howe (QB), and Gavin Lahm (K).
- On the Ohio State side, the Buckeyes will be without starting wide receiver Jaxon Smith-Njigba, DE Omar Abor, WR Kam Babb, CB Cam Brown, CB, Denzel Burke, CB Jordan Hancock, LB Mitchell Melton, LB Teradja Mitchell, DT Zach Prater, RB Evan Pryor, TE Joe Royer.
- Ohio State is wearing all-black uniforms tonight for the contest, while the Wisconsin Badgers are countering with their all-white look.
- 15:00 - Wisconsin wins the toss and opts to defer. The Badgers will kick the ball off to Ohio State. After a muffed kick return, the Buckeyes take over at their own 12-yard line.
- 13:40 - Ohio State picks up four-straight first downs, three by way of the passing game and C.J. Stroud.
- 12:13 - The Buckeyes cap off the six-play drive with a short-yardage touchdown run by Miyan Williams to take a quick lead.
7-0 Ohio State
- 9:35 - After a first down by the Wisconsin offense, quarterback Graham Mertz is intercepted by Tanner McCalister, who takes it back into scoring position. The throw was well behind Chimere Dike, as it appeared as though there was a miscommunication between the quarterback and wide-out.
- 8:54 - Ohio State quarterback C.J. Stroud wastes little time, connecting with tight end Cade Stover for a throw-back touchdown of 13 yards.
14-0 Ohio State
- 7:19 - After receiving the kickoff, Wisconsin is forced to punt the ball back to Ohio State after three plays. The Buckeyes will have the ball at their own 30-yard line.
- 5:36 - Ohio State would march down the field on the next drive, moving the chains for 58 yards in only five plays.
- 3:55 - C.J. Stroud would flip it to tight end Cade Stover for an easy two-yard touchdown.
21-0 Ohio State
- 1:54 - Wisconsin is unable to pick up a first down, and gives the ball back to Ohio State after opting to punt on a fourth and one from their own territory.
- 0:00 - The driving Buckeyes would finish the first quarter with 210 yards of offense compared to only 23 for Wisconsin.
21-0 Ohio State
- 13:33 - Ohio State running back Miyan Williams would find the end zone for a second time. He capped off an eight-play, 67-yard drive for the Buckeyes.
28-0 Ohio State
- 11:15 - After a pass-interference penalty, the Wisconsin Badgers manage to string together consecutive first downs for the first time in the game and move the ball into OSU territory.
- 10:18 - Graham Mertz connects with Skyler Bell for a 26-yard gain to move the Badgers into scoring position.
- 8:31 - After a pair of Braelon Allen runs, quarterback Graham Mertz takes a quarterback sneak into the end zone to put the Badgers on the scoreboard.
28-7 Ohio State
- 8:31 - Ohio State running back Miyan Williams records a 25-yard run to move Ohio State into Wisconsin territory on the next drive.
- 4:44 - The Buckeyes would convert on a fourth down and short and then a third down and short to extend their drive into the red zone, as the Wisconsin defense could not get off the field.
- 2:21 - After the Wisconsin defense finally makes a third down stop, Noah Ruggles makes a 25-yard field goal to push the Ohio State lead to 24 points.
31-7 Ohio State
- 2:14 - Wisconsin return man Isaac Guerendo would take the kickoff back 38-yards to set the Badgers up with great field position.
- 1:19 - Wisconsin could not pick up a first down and instead had to punt the ball back to Ohio State.
- 0:38 - Wisconsin safety John Torchio would get the ball right back for the Badgers with an acrobatic interception along the sideline.
- 0:26 - Wisconsin tight end Clay Cundiff had a three-yard reception from Mertz, but he went down with an injury. He left the game on a cart for the locker room. he missed the second half of the 2021 season with a significant injury.
- 0:05 - Wide receiver Skyler Bell drops a deep throw from Graham Mertz, and the Badgers come away without points before halftime.
31-7 Ohio State at halftime
- 13:37 - After receiving the second-half kickoff, Braelon Allen rips off an 18-yard run, but it is called back because of a holding penalty. The Badgers fail to convert on the following play, and once again punt it back to Ohio State.
- 13:13 - Wisconsin outside linebacker Nick Herbig narrowly misses an interception that would have likely been returned for a touchdown. Instead, Ohio State converts another first down from Stroud to Emeka Egbuka.
- 11:42 - On third and short, Stroud connects with Julian Fleming for a big 31-yard gain. Cornerback Ricardo Hallman missed an open-field tackle that led to extra yardage.
- 9:35 - A few plays later, Fleming would haul in a 12-yard touchdown from Stroud to give the Buckeyes a 31-point lead.
38-7 Ohio State
- 8:21 - After a penalty, Wisconsin wide receiver Skyler Bell goes for 15 yards on a tunnel screen, but it is not enough to get the Badgers a first down. Punter Andy Vujnovich shanks the punt out of bounds to give OSU good field position.
- 6:11 - Wisconsin's defense comes up with a big third-down stop to force Ohio State to punt the ball for the first time in the game, but a penalty pinned the Badgers on their two-yard line.
- 4:36 - A quick three-and-out would bring back out Vujnovich for another Wisconsin punt, this time from his own end zone.
- 2:22 - After a poor punt, C.J. Stroud would lead a four-play, 38-yard touchdown drive that concluded with an Emeka Egbuka touchdown reception.
45-7 Ohio State
- 0:00 - Wisconsin running back Braelon Allen picks up a pair of first downs to finish off the third quarter. The first on a pass play out of the wildcat, and the second coming on back-to-back eight-yard runs.
- 11:32 - After several more carries by Braelon Allen, Graham Mertz finds Isaac Guerendo for a 19-yard gain to move the Wisconsin offense into the red zone.
- 9:46 - Mertz would finish the drive with a 2-yard touchdown throw to fullback Jackson Acker. The touchdown reception was the first of Acker's college career.
45-14 Ohio State
- 7:21 - After missing a slew of sack opportunities against C.J. Stroud and an interception penalty on Jay Shaw, Stroud would find Emeka Egbuka for another touchdown, this time a 32-yard toss to add another seven points in favor of OSU.
52-14 Ohio State
- 7:11 - Seconds later, Wisconsin running back Braelon Allen has a 75-yard touchdown run on a draw play.
52-21 Ohio State
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