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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4. J.T. Barrett breaks his ankle against Michigan

At the end of the fourth quarter, while the Buckeyes were trying to seal up their victory against TTUN, the worst possible thing happened. While going on a run play, J.T. Barrett got tackled with his leg underneath the defender. The Shoe went silent. I remember being there and thinking you could hear a pin drop.

The trainers brought out an air cast and at that moment, you know he was done. Barrett had broken his ankle on that play. That meant that Ohio State was now down to their third-string quarterback for the rest of the year. Cardale Jones held Ohio State's fate in his hands.

Jones would throw three passes in that game against TTUN, completing two of them for seven yards. He had virtually no experience coming into that 2014 season. He'd only thrown two collegiate passes before that Michigan game, having played during mop-up duty in three games in 2013.

Jones did have a rushing touchdown, having scored against FAMU in 2013. That was his only score though. He'd never thrown a pass against a good defense. That was soon going to change. Everyone realized that he was going to hold Ohio State's Big Ten and national championship hopes in his hands.

Our next memory is the game that showed everyone that Ohio State was going to be just fine with a third-string quarterback at the helm.