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Badgers Fall to Top-Ranked Ohio State

This time, Wisconsin didn't have No. 1 Ohio State's number.

The defense stiffened and Chris Wells ran for three second-half scores to help the Buckeyes overcome a third-quarter deficit and beat the Badgers 38-17 today.

The victory boosted the Buckeyes to 10-0 and ended Wisconsin's three-game winning streak at Ohio Stadium, dating to 1999. At 6-0 in the Big Ten, should they be able to win at home against Illinois on Saturday, they'll be right on track for another showdown with Michigan for the conference title on Nov. 17 at The Big House.

Wells, who finished with 169 yards on 21 carries, capped a methodical 80-yard drive by cutting back to his left on a run up the middle for a 31-yard score to tie the game 17-17 late in the third quarter.

After a punt by Wisconsin (7-3, 3-3) gave the ball back near midfield, Wells did it again on an almost identical run. Slashing up the middle, he cut back to his left and was untouched -- again -- as he raced 30 yards to the left corner of the end zone for a 24-17 lead.

He later added a 23-yard touchdown run to seal the deal.


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