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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3. Third-string QB Cardale Jones leads Ohio State to a blowout win vs. Wisconsin to win the Big Ten

Ohio State came into the Big Ten Championship Game ranked sixth in the CFP. They knew they needed a big showing against 13th-ranked Wisconsin and they were going to have to do it without J.T. Barrett, who broke his ankle against Michigan.

In came Cardale Jones, who was best known for his " I ain't come here to play school" tweet. Jones had never started a game in his collegiate career. Now, he was doing so to try to win the Big Ten and try to sneak the Buckeyes into the College Football Playoff.

It was over from the moment the game kicked off. On the opening drive, Jones threw a 39-yard bomb to Devin Smith for a touchdown. On their next drive, Ezekiel Elliott had an 81-yard touchdown run that gave them a 14-0 lead. On the ensuing possession, Vonn Bell got an interception to give Ohio State the ball back.

Ohio State would go on to score 24 points in the second quarter. Jones through another bomb to Devin Smith, this time 44 yards for a touchdown. The half was capped by a fumble return for a touchdown by Joey Bosa to put the Buckeyes up 38-0 after the first half.

The Buckeyes went on to win the game 59-0. It sent a clear message to the committee that the Buckeyes needed to be let into the CFP even if they did have a third-string quarterback. Their resume was too good and they were playing too well.

The committee did let them in and the Buckeyes were the 4-seed. Our next memory actually skips ahead to the national championship game.