These three stood out in No. 4 Ohio State's 40-30 win at No. 16 Northwestern.
Carlos Hyde, RB: The senior was easily the Buckeyes' MVP of the night, rushing 26 times for 168 yards and scoring three touchdowns in the second half. He added four catches for 38 yards. Whenever the offense needed a lift, Hyde gave it a boost, proving to be reliable and ultimately helping Ohio State escape with a win.
Bradley Roby, CB: Roby's biggest contribution came on special teams, as he blocked a Northwestern punt and recovered the ball in the end zone for Ohio State's first and only touchdown of the first half. Roby added six tackles on the night as well.
Philly Brown, WR: The senior caught six passes for 127 yards, proving to be a reliable threat for Braxton Miller and the Ohio State offense. For the season, Brown had just 133 receiving yards in three games entering the contest, and his performance could not have come at a better time for the Buckeyes.