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updated 9:12 PM UTC, Dec 15, 2017

College Football Playoff Hopes Die In 27-21 Loss To Ohio State

  • Written by Wheeler
  • Published in Sports

The undefeated record is gone -- along with it all hopes for a spot in the College Football Playoffs -- after Wisconsin's come-from-behind effort against Ohio State fell short in a 27-21 defeat.

  Wisconsin suffered its third conference title game loss in the last four years.  The speedy, talented Buckeyes ran through the top-ranked college defense, especially in the first half.  The Badger defense had allowed only three plays of more than 50 yards all season.  Ohio State did that in the first 19 minutes.  The Buckeyes scored on an 84-yard pass play in the first period and never trailed.  Star running back Jonathan Taylor was held to just 41 yards on 15 carries.  Quarterback Alex Hornibrook connected on 19-of-41 passes for 229 yards, but had two picked off.  U-W linebacker Andrew Van Ginkel had a pick-six and Chris James scored the team's first touchdown on a one-yard run.  Instead of a berth in the C-F-P, the Badgers now wait to find out which bowl game they will be playing in.

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