Washington Falls to No. 10 Ohio State
Sept. 15, 2007
SEATTLE (AP) -- Chris Wells ran for 135 yards and a touchdown and No. 10 Ohio State scored 24 consecutive points in the second half to beat Washington 33-14 on Saturday.
Linebacker James Laurinaitis intercepted Washington's Jake Locker twice deep in Buckeyes territory. Last season's Nagurski Award winner as the nation's best defensive player also had a key sack of the Huskies' redshirt freshman star during the decisive sequence of the third quarter.
Ohio State (3-0) tied their school record for consecutive wins in the regular season with 21, matching a mark set from 1967-69.
As Ohio State's Brandon Saine ran 37 yards for a touchdown on the game's final play, Buckeyes coach Jim Tressel was getting a bucket of ice water dumped on his head.
Todd Boeckman, making his first career road start, threw for two touchdowns as the Buckeyes won for the 22nd time in 23 games overall -- the only loss coming when Florida ran over them in last January's national championship game.
Washington (2-1) was inside Ohio State territory six times against the nation's top-ranked defense. The Huskies got 102 yards rushing and 153 yards passing from Locker.
But key mistakes -- including Locker's three interceptions -- doomed them in their sixth consecutive loss to a Top 10 opponent.