Forget all the white noise surrounding the Ohio State-Wisconsin showdown on Saturday.
If the Badgers can run the ball at will - and the Buckeyes are unable to stop them - it's game, set, match.
''Their strength is their run game and their power game and that's what they do best,'' Ohio State defensive end John Simon said. ''It's our job to stop that. If we can stop the run, that'll be big for us.''
Wisconsin's rushing attack is built on a talented offensive line, an unshakeable self-assurance in their ability to move the chains, some odd personnel alignments and human projectiles named Montee Ball, James White and Curt Phillips.
Ohio State, thanks to 1,000-yard quarterback Braxton Miller and blossoming sophomore Carlos Hyde, averages more yards on the ground per game - 256 to 219.
But the Badgers passed just seven times in their last game, a 62-14 beatdown of Indiana in which they rushed for 564 yards.
In that game, Ball ran ...