Ohio State began the second quarter driving in Indiana territory, and after a sack and incompletion, they settled for a Drew Basil 36-yard field goal to tie the game 10-10. The Hoosiers got the ball back, but after getting one first down, they were forced to punt and the Buckeyes took over again. OSU immediately got a big gain - Dan Herron rushed 48-yard on the first play, right up the middle and into Indiana territory. Carlos Hyde added a few yards on the ground as well, but OSU ended up settling for a 45-yard field goal to put them ahead 13-10.
But Ohio State stumbled, and let the Indiana offense get going. It wasn't pretty at first - incompletions and three-yard rushes, but Tre Roberson eventually went deep to Kofi Hughes for 43 yards to the Ohio State 11-yard line. Indiana would settle for a Mitch Ewald 25-yard field goal, but it was good enough to tie the game 13-13 with 4:24 left in the half.
The Buckeyes eventually had to punt after just one first down, and the Hoosiers failed to produce points before the half came to an end, with the game tied at 13-13.