In their first Big Ten game of the season, the Ohio State Buckeyes answered the call.OSU (5-0, 1-0) took down Wisconsin (3-2, 1-1) 31-24, thanks in part to a huge game from quarterback Braxton Miller.In his first action since spraining the MCL in his left knee against San Diego State, the junior helped the Buckeyes get off to a fast start Saturday night. Following a punt by the Badgers on the opening drive of the game, Miller connected with junior wide receiver Evan Spencer on a 25-yard scoring strike that gave OSU the lead 7-0.“I think he (Miler) played very well,” OSU coach Urban Meyer said. “Braxton did have a heck of a day.”Wisconsin would respond, though, as redshirt-senior wide receiver Jared Abbrederis caught a 36-yard touchdown pass from Badger redshirt-sophomore quarterback Joel Stave.Miller completed his second touchdown pass of the night on OSU’s next drive, this one to junior wide receiver Devin Smith. The 26-yard reception was Smith’s fifth scoring grab of 2013.Following a 45-yard field goal from OSU’s senior kicker Drew Basil, Stave led the Badgers on a 76-yard scoring drive, finishing it with an 11-yard pass to junior tight end Sam Arneson to cut the lead to 17-14 with less than two minutes left until half.The OSU offense rushed down the field on the next drive, and Miller threw his third touchdown pass in the first half to senior wide receiver Corey “Philly” Brown, giving the Buckeyes a 24-14 lead at halftime.“I felt good,” Miller said after the game. “My legs felt good energy-wise. I wasn’t out of shape. I felt good.”After another Miller-Brown connection that extended the lead to 31-14, Wisconsin’s senior running back James White scampered 17 yards to get the Badgers within 10 points again.The two teams exchanged punts until Badger redshirt-junior kicker Kyle French made a 42-yard field goal.OSU recovered the ensuing onside kick, but were forced to punt after a three and out. Wisconsin’s last ditch effort fell short, though, and the Buckeyes ran out the clock to secure the seven-point victory.Miller finished the day 17-25 passing for 198 yards and four touchdowns. He also ran the ball 22 times for 83 yards.Abbrederis had a huge game for the Badgers, finishing with 10 catches for 207 yards and a touchdown.The game was not a total victory for OSU, as senior safety broke his left ankle on Wisconsin’s last drive of the game.The Buckeyes travel to Northwestern (4-0) next Saturday for their second night game in a row. Kickoff is set for 8 p.m.
Footage of a man allegedly shooting dead his ex-wife, mother-in-law and pet dog in an execution-style killing were captured on a security camera.The jury at the double murder trial were shown images of Craig Savage arriving at the house where Michelle Savage and her family were enjoying a Friday night takeaway.Police found the bodies of 32-year-old Mrs Savage, her dog Zeus and her mother Heather Whitbread, 53, in the house on Bexhill Road, St Leonards, East Sussex, on March 16.Mrs Savage had been shot about six times and her mother around seven times, Lewes Crown Court heard. Her pregnant sister Raven Whitbread, 24, and 80-year-old grandmother Patricia Groves hid and escaped unharmed, the trial heard.The recording, made by a camera near the front door, shows the 35-year-old arriving with a bag on his back and carrying something covered in his hand.He smashed a window to enter, the court heard, and less than a minute later the first round of alleged shots can be heard. Thirty seconds later, there is a similar sound. Savage is then seen emerging three minutes later. He appears to drop something metal on the ground outside the front door before picking it up and “calmly” making his way down the busy street holding an assault rifle in his hand. Seconds later, the video picks up armed police arriving as vehicles are forced to screech to a halt to allow the officers to take cover as they scream instructions at the alleged gunman. Savage was arrested about an hour-and-a-half later.Jurors also listened to the sounds captured by the camera when shots were fired. A smashing sound can be heard, followed by screaming, dogs barking and gunshots. The clip’s sound was enhanced for the jury.Benjamin Aina QC, prosecuting, said the audio recording depicts the moment Savage carried out the “execution”-type killing at almost point-blank range.He said: “This is not indiscriminate shooting. This is shooting as you heard, and then gaps and then more shooting, and then gaps.”Savage, a lorry driver, admits stealing the gun prior to the incident but he claims it went off accidentally during a struggle at the house after he tripped.A 999 call made by neighbour Tyler Sergent was also played to the jury in which he reports someone breaking into a nearby house.He told the police operator he could hear “someone screaming” and later adds: “Oh no, he’s leaving the house now. He’s walking out the house with a, a gun, is it a gun or a weapon in his hand. Want the best of The Telegraph direct to your email and WhatsApp? Sign up to our free twice-daily Front Page newsletter and new audio briefings. “Looks like a, could be a gun in his hand, he’s got a gun in his hand. Yeah, got a gun in his hand, he’s going to the car park now, oh the police are here, he’s shooting, he’s shooting at them.”Last week, the jury was played the 999 call made by Raven Whitbread, who had locked herself in the conservatory with her grandmother.In it, she said her sister’s “crazy ex” broke into the house with a gun. Savage, of no fixed address, denies two counts of murder and possessing a firearm with the intent to endanger life, but admits robbery.The trial continues.