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Buckeyes getting help from tight ends; Unger anchors win by Oregon

Ohio State tight ends might play in anonymity, but Rory Nicol and Jake Ballard were pivotal against Penn State. Also in Personnel Points, a former Division I-A QB is having a great senior season at Delaware.

Originally Published: October 29, 2007
By Mel Kiper | ESPN.com

In Ohio State's 37-17 victory over Penn State at not-so-Happy Valley, it was more of the same from the likes of QB Todd Boeckman, RB Chris "Beanie" Wells and WRs Brian Robiskie and Brian Hartline. But the position that often gets overlooked with this year's team is tight end. Both junior Rory Nicol (6-4, 250) and sophomore Jake Ballard (6-6, 255) grabbed my attention against Penn State with their blocking prowess, particularly in the passing game. (Nicol also had a team-high six receptions.) Ballard ...

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