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QUICK RECAP: No. 13 Wisconsin drops second-straight game of the season, loses to No. 3 Ohio State

The Buckeyes mopped the floor with the Badgers.

Wisconsin v Ohio State Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images

No. 3 Ohio State (8-0, 5-0 B1G) handed No. 13 Wisconsin (6-2, 3-2 B1G) its second loss in as many weeks, 38-7.

Wisconsin and Ohio State both went scoreless in the first quarter, but Ohio State showed why it has the highest scoring average in the NCAA in the second quarter, scoring 10 unanswered points heading into halftime.

The Buckeyes scored its first points of the game on a 49-yard field goal by Blake Haubeil with 6:52 remaining in the second half.

Just before the half, with 43 seconds left, Justin Fields connected with Chris Olave on a 27-yard touchdown pass.

Wisconsin v Ohio State Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images

As the second half opened, Wisconsin was able to pin Ohio State close to its goal line on its first drive of the third quarter and forced the Buckeyes to punt, which Wisconsin was able to block partially when Alex Smith got a hand on the ball.

Following the blocked punt, Wisconsin scored its first points of the game, with a 26-yard touchdown pass from Jack Coan to A.J. Taylor.

Wisconsin only needed a three play, 30-yard-drive to score their first points, thanks to the blocked punt.

With Wisconsin back in the game, trailing 10-7, Ohio State went on an 8-play, 75-yard drive, covering 2:34, which was capped off by a Fields 10-yard touchdown rush.

Ohio State would not look back following Fields’ score, which was the start of a 28-0 run by the Buckeyes.

Buckeye running back J.K. Dobbins added two scores to go along with his 163 rushing yards and 58 receiving yards.

Wisconsin v Ohio State Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images

Olave added a second receiving touchdown, adding to his seven receptions and 93 yards.

A big reason why the Wisconsin offense was unable to get going is Buckeyes defensive end Chase Young, who recorded a career-high four sacks, which also tied an Ohio State record.

Young also added six tackles, five for loss and two forced fumbles.

Wisconsin will have a bye week next weekend and then will host Iowa (5-2, 2-2 B1G), Nov. 9.