The 10 most memorable moments from the Ohio State football 2014 national title

It has been a decade now since the Ohio State football team won the first national championship of the Playoff era. We look back at the ten most memorable moments from that run.
Coach Urban Meyer gives quarterback Cardale Jones a pat on the head after Ohio State crushed
Coach Urban Meyer gives quarterback Cardale Jones a pat on the head after Ohio State crushed / Adam Cairns/Columbus Dispatch / USA
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7. Joey Bosa sacks Christian Hackenberg in double OT to beat Penn State

Ohio State knew that they had to win every game at this point. After suffering a humiliating loss at home in the second game of the season to Virginia Tech, the only hope the Buckeyes had of getting into the College Football Playoff was winning out.

Winning at night at Penn State is never an easy endeavor. It looked like it was going to be that way in the first half though as the Buckeyes held a 17-0 lead at halftime. Unfortunately for them, they were held scoreless in the second half and Penn State scored 17 of their own to force it into overtime.

Penn State scored on the first possession of overtime, but that was answered by a touchdown run by Barrett. In double OT, Barrett ran it in again to give Ohio State a 31-24 lead. Then, it was up to the defense to make a stop to win the game.

Joey Bosa was the one who came through. He bull-rushed the left tackle right into Christian Hackenberg and sacked him to win the game. The 13th-ranked Buckeyes had pulled one out to keep their season alive and give them a record of 6-1.

This was the first time that Ohio State fans thought that something special could happen with this team. It was a solid win on the road and was the first of three straight 8 pm kickoffs. Ohio State would beat Illinois the following week 55-14 at the Shoe. Then Ohio State had a massive matchup with Michigan State in East Lansing.

Against the 8th-ranked Spartans, the Buckeyes beat them down 49-37. That was the first time that the rest of the country took notice of how good the Buckeyes were. All of a sudden, they were gaining ground in the CFP rankings. That leads us to our next memory.