Redshirt freshman Brandon Joseph led Northwestern’s defensive effort in a 22-10 loss to Ohio State in the Big 10 Championship Game on Saturday.
Joseph hauled in his national-best sixth interception of the year for Northwestern (6-2). Ohio State (6-0) not only won the Big 10, but clinched a spot as the No. 3 seed in the College Football Playoff and is also ranked third in the latest Associated Press College Football Poll.
The former College Station standout intercepted a Buckeye pass late in the second half in the end zone to help the Wildcats take possible points of the board. Northwestern were the first team to keep Ohio State out of the end zone in the first half.
Joseph finished with five total tackles, a pass breakup and a quarterback hurry.
He posted 95 tackles, 10 pass breakups and five interceptions as a senior at College Station.
Northwestern will play Auburn (6-4) in the Citrus Bowl on Jan. 1.