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Alright, get out your pitchforks. I didn’t watch a single snap of this week’s game. Not only was I at a wedding during the game, but I completely forgot to set the DVR to record it. The good news is that somehow the Buckeyes were able to pull out a win despite my absence. The bad news, according to my Twitter timeline (after the game, I still don’t check it during), was that the defense simply didn’t show up. I’ll tell you what, I hope that Luke Fickell doesn’t check his Twitter Mentions, otherwise he’s going to be calling up Jim Bollman asking for advice on how to cope.
Normally this would be when I bust out three positives to take from this game. However, since I wasn’t able to watch, I’m going to change things up this week. We’re now seven weeks into the season and though we’re technically one week past “halfway” I’m going to take the opportunity to offer some mid-season thoughts. So it’s in this spirit that I present to you: Thr
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Ohio State went to Bloomington Saturday night to have a little scrimmage with the Indiana Hoosiers. Or at least that's apparently what the majority of the Buckeyes on the team thought at the beginning of the game. From the outset the Buckeyes looked very much like they did in the first couple games of the season. They seemed to feel that the Hoosiers were not going to offer them...
Big Ten Football Week 7 ReviewWeek 7 record: 3-2……Record so far: 47-15 75.8%Iowa-19 Michigan State-16 2OT……..MISS…..was anyone else surprised to see that around this time of year…and by that I mean Halloween…that the biggest scoring threat for Iowa was their kicker…who just happens to be named Mike Meyer?…and if you don’t know what I am talking...
Braxton Miller scored on a 67-yard touchdown run, threw TD passes of 60 and 46 yards and produced his third straight 100-yard rushing game, helping No. 8 Ohio State escape with a 52-49 win at Indiana on Saturday night.
The victory makes the Buckeyes (7-0, 3-0 Big Ten) the first ranked team with seven wins.
Indiana (2-4, 0-3) has now lost 21 straight conference games to teams from...
Ohio State senior Zach Boren had a busy week leading up to the Indiana game when he made a position switch from fullback to linebacker. Boren stepped in at a position of need and impressed coaches and teammates by putting his team ahead of himself.
Ohio State commit Jayme Thompson admits to some frustration because teams avoid throwing at him, but what he's not upset about is his team's undefeated record and recent win over crosstown rival, Toledo St. Johns. He spoke after the win about these subjects and more.
Ohio State topped the 50-point mark for the second week in a row, and totaled a season-high 578 total yards, but the Buckeyes still had to hold off a furious late challenge from Indiana before securing a 52-49 victory in Bloomington on Saturday night.
Ohio State ended up having to survive a late-night affair at Indiana. We take a look at how five key areas contributed to the game, including the Buckeye running game, the OSU linebackers and more.
After leaving the Ohio State game early, Nebraska senior running back Rex Burkhead said on Monday the bye week came at a perfect time. Come inside to hear the All-Conference performer talk about his workload this week, with his MCL sprain still not 100 percent.
Urban Meyer is known for his offenses, but the Ohio State head coach was peppered with questions about the defense Monday at his weekly press luncheon. He talked about what he saw go wrong last week and handed out team awards.
Throughout the high school football season, BuckeyeSports.com will be following the progress of Ohio State’s football commitments. Here is how the OSU verbal commitments and their teams fared Oct. 12-13.
After a blowout loss to Ohio State, Nebraska looks to rebound in Evanston, Illinois.
Michael Hill is a quiet and reserved young man, but this Ohio State commitment took the time to talk with Scout about his commitment, if he will visit other schools, and more right here.
Unbeaten with a legitimate Heisman Trophy candidate leading a high-powered offense, No. 7 Ohio State has appeared to re-establish itself as one of the nation's elite programs.
Coach Urban Meyer, though, isn't sold quite yet.
With the Buckeyes' defense struggling mightily, Saturday's matchup with a Purdue team that is scuffling offensively could help it get on track...
When yours truly looked at the 2012 schedule, never did I imagine that the week before this game would be the one in which Head Coach Urban Meyer would hang 60+ on an opponent. This game was supposed to be our conference cupcake game, not Nebraska. The Buckeyes head into Bloomington for the second night game in a row and look to continue their hot streak and come back to Columbus...
After struggling to stop Ohio State's Braxton Miller, the Huskers will once again have their hands full this weekend against Northwestern's Kain Colter.