Found September 12, 2012 on Gridiron Grit:
Kirk Irwin/Getty Images Keenan Allen remains one of the better wide receivers in the country, but the team around him needs to play the game of their lives to upset a Buckeyes defense that is teeing off on the opposition. Allen’s half-brother is starting quarterback Zach Maynard and it will be crucial for the two to connect on several occasions in this matchup. C.J. Barnett, Christian Bryant and Bradley Roby are terrific defensive backs that will have their hands full, but they do not have to cover for long thanks to the pressure up by an SEC-like front four. Johnathan Hankins, John Simon, Garrett Goebel and Nathan Williams are relentless and they truly are stalwarts that could feast on a Bears offensive line had issues in their opener against Nevada. Once you mix in the duel-threat capabilities of Braxton Miller on offense, the Buckeyes all of a sudden look like they have returned to national prominscence. In reality, the Big Ten is once again struggling after we thought they might...
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