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Saturday, November 27, 2010
Buckeyes counter Michigan's answer

By Adam Rittenberg

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Michigan got the answer it needed from Denard Robinson.

Unfortunately for the Wolverines, the kicking game continues to doom them.

Ohio State answered Michigan's touchdown with one of its own, as Jordan Hall raced 85 yards to the end zone following a short kickoff. Both Buckeyes' touchdowns can be connected to Michigan's special teams woes, as Ohio State only needed to drive 35 yards following a shanked punt by Michigan's Seth Broekhuizen, filling in for suspended starter Will Hagerup.

As bad as Michigan's defense has been this year, the special teams are even worse. And even less excusable.

Ohio State leads 17-7 midway through the second quarter.