COLUMBUS, Ohio -- There won't be a surprise appearance with an offensive starter magically showing up to save the day on defense. If there was a candidate to fill Zach Boren's versatile shoes and make that jump, Ohio State would have already pulled that rabbit out of its hat by now.
about 14 days ago | Austin Ward | Ohio State Buckeyes
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Looking at the critical areas and most important players as No. 3 Ohio State looks to stay unbeaten as it visits Illinois on Saturday (noon, ESPN). Tune out the noise: The Buckeyes dialed up some of the conversation involving their BCS title chances with Evan Spencer's confident comments in reference to Alabama and Florida State early in the week, and Urban Meyer made it quite clear he didn't appreciate the potential distraction.
about 18 days ago | Austin Ward | Ohio State Buckeyes
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- The offense and its quarterback have perhaps never played better. A defense that was questioned at just about every level at some point this season is coming off a shutout and is finally playing the aggressive style its coach seeks.
about 26 days ago | Austin Ward | Ohio State Buckeyes
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Identifying Ohio State's biggest nemesis over the past few seasons is no problem. Figuring out why, exactly, Purdue has been able to give the Buckeyes so many problems recently is the hard part, and there might not even be a simple solution for what happened in a few eye-opening losses.
about 37 days ago | Austin Ward | Ohio State Buckeyes
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A closer look at the standouts in No. 4 Ohio State's 34-24 win over Iowa on Saturday at the Horseshoe. QB Braxton Miller: After admitting earlier in the week that he wasn't feeling like his "old self," the junior quarterback turned in a vintage performance both on the ground and through the air to keep the Buckeyes unbeaten.
about 45 days ago | Austin Ward | Ohio State Buckeyes