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Saturday, November 21, 2009
Playmaking OSU defense the difference

By Adam Rittenberg

ANN ARBOR, Mich. -- If Ohio State's 21-10 lead holds up, I could seriously award helmet stickers to four Buckeyes defenders.

Safety Kurt Coleman just recorded his second interception of the day after a good replay overturn. Linebackers Brian Rolle and Ross Homan both have set up camp in the Michigan backfield, and defensive end Cameron Heyward single-handedly accounted for Ohio State's first touchdowns.

The Buckeyes might lack the offensive firepower of many top-10 teams, but they bring it on defense. They've made more game-changing plays this year on the defensive side, and today's game has been no exception.