‘‘We just wanted to pound the ball and give the ball to Carlos and let the O-line block for Carlos because we knew it was over,’’ said Corey ‘‘Philly’’ Brown, who returned a punt 68 yards for a score. ‘‘That O-line is something else. We don’t think there is any D-line that can stop them when you have a back like Carlos running the ball.’’
The Badgers have a good back of their own, but the Buckeyes knew the game was theirs.
‘‘We knew that if our offense scored, we were going to win,’’ cornerback Bradley Roby said. ‘‘The touchdown they scored (at the end of regulation) gave us motivation to win it in overtime.’’
Ball gained 6 yards on Wisconsin’s opening play, but that was all the Badgers would get. Phillips threw an incompletion, Ball was hauled down for a loss and Bryant batted down a Phillips pass intended for Pedersen to end the game.
‘‘We still have another game to go and obviously it’s the biggest one,’’ Brown said. ‘‘It’s our last, so we’re going to make it count.’’