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Hyde leads Ohio State past Northwestern, 40-30
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Ohio State cornerback Bradley Roby (1) and Ryan Shazier block the punt of Northwestern's Brandon Williams (49) during the first half of an NCAA football game Saturday, Oct. 5, 2013, in Evanston, Ill. (AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
October 5, 2013, 11:52 pm

EVANSTON, Ill. (AP) Carlos Hyde ran for a career-high 168 yards and three touchdowns, and No. 4 Ohio State rallied to beat No. 16 Northwestern 40-30 Saturday night and extend the nation's longest win streak to 18 games.

The Buckeyes (6-0, 2-0 Big Ten) remained undefeated since Urban Meyer took over as coach last year.

On a rain-soaked field and with a prime-time audience watching, they rallied from 10 down in the third quarter to take out a team aiming to show it could beat the best in the conference.

Two scoring runs by Hyde in the fourth quarter helped prevent that. He was credited with a 2-yard touchdown after a replay review early in the fourth to put Ohio State ahead 26-23.

Then, after Northwestern's Trevor Siemian connected with Cameron Dickerson on a 12-yard score, Hyde ran it in from the 7 with 5:22 left in the game. That made it 34-30.

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