On Saturday night, Ohio State and Wisconsin took the field to face each other for a second time this season. The first time around didn’t go too well for the Badgers, who were blown out by the Buckeyes in Columbus.
The second time around started much better for head coach Paul Chryst and company. Wisconsin jumped out to an early 7-0 lead thanks to a strong touchdown run from star running back Jonathan Taylor.
On Ohio State’s first possession, the Badgers defense stood tall, forcing a turnover on downs. The small victory came a cost, though.
Star linebacker Noah Burks suffered a left leg injury while attempting to bring down Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields.
Wisconsin listed Burks as questionable to return to tonight’s game.
#Badgers injury update: OLB Noah Burks (left leg) is questionable to return
— Brian Mason (@Brian_Mason) December 8, 2019
Losing Burks would be a major blow to Wisconsin’s defense, especially given the rushing attack Ohio State boasts. Senior linebacker Tyler Johnson came in to replace Burks for the time being.
Running back J.K. Dobbins and Fields provide a dangerous tandem in the Ohio State backfield.
Stay tuned for the latest on Burks.