Across The Field: A bit ugly, but 4-0
September, 23, 2012
By Scott Kendrick | ESPN.com
It's time for this week's edition of Across The Field, a regular feature on BuckeyeNation where we point you to noteworthy Buckeyes coverage here and elsewhere. Think something should be included? Send it to email@example.com.
Ohio State 29, UAB 15
- No, it wasn't pretty. But it is 4-0, with plenty to work on, writes Austin Ward.
- Penalty totals weren't horrible against UAB, but they came at horrible times.
- The defense was a bit short-handed, and a bit too passive. But they did keep the Blazers out of the end zone.
- Ohio State would be 1-3 if not for Braxton Miller, writes Bill Livingston. (Plain Dealer)
- There isn't much evidence of progress, Bob Hunter writes. (Dispatch)
- UAB saw a lot of positives, of course. (Birmingham News)
BuckeyeNation Week in Review
- The Buckeyes reeled in their 17th commitment for the 2013 class with Tyquan Lewis of Tarboro, N.C. The three-star defensive end/linebacker looks to be a good fit.
- Who's next in the class? Brad Bournival has a top five.
- Wide receiver Shelton Gibson could be the next guy. He's planning three more trips to Columbus.
- The 2014 offers are trickling out. Cleveland Glenville OT Marcelys Jones got one, as did a New Jersey lineman and a receiver already committed to Florida State.
- Toledo Central Catholic QB DeShone Kizer is still angling for an offer, and Michigan is also lurking.
- It didn't happen this week, but can the Buckeyes get a deep game going?
- Former Buckeyes All-America lineman LeCharles Bentley is looking out for the next generation of linemen.
- Freshman Luke Roberts comes from a school with an OSU linebacker pedigree.
- It's looking like a rough year for the Big Ten, but they'll rise again, writes ESPN.com's Brad Edwards.
- Friday is kick-back day for the Buckeyes, writes Doug Lesmerises. (Plain Dealer)
- Having football taken away for a while has given Storm Klein a new perspective. (Eleven Warriors)
- The defensive line was supposed to be deep. What happened? (The-Ozone.net)
- Don't expect a miracle season, writes Rob Oller. (Dispatch)
- While coaches these days don't elaborate about injuries, Urban Meyer sprinkles in a little news now and then. (Plain Dealer)
- Florida Atlantic played Alabama on Saturday, and former Buckeyes WR Duron Carter wasn't in uniform against one of his former teams. He'll have to sit out all season. (OwlAccess.com)
- The Buckeyes got a commitment from a shooting guard ranked in the ESPN 100.
- Thad Matta has to be considered an elite coach now, writes Jeff Rapp. (The-Ozone.net)
- Ohio State will host a tip-off event on Oct. 22. (ohiostatebuckeyes.com)
- Matta and former OSU coach Randy Ayers were inducted into the Cradle of Coaches at Miami (Ohio). Ayers is a Miami grad, and Matta had two stints as an assistant there. (ohiostatebuckeyes.com)
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BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
11:00 AM ET Nevada Louisiana-Lafayette 2:20 PM ET Utah State UTEP 3:30 PM ET 22 Utah Colorado State 5:45 PM ET Western Michigan Air Force 9:15 PM ET South Alabama Bowling Green
6:00 PM ET Marshall Northern Illinois 9:30 PM ET Navy San Diego State
12:00 PM ET Central Michigan Western Kentucky 8:00 PM ET Fresno State Rice
1:00 PM ET Illinois Louisiana Tech 4:30 PM ET Rutgers North Carolina 8:00 PM ET North Carolina State UCF
1:00 PM ET Cincinnati Virginia Tech 2:00 PM ET 15 Arizona State Duke 3:30 PM ET Miami (FL) South Carolina 4:30 PM ET Boston College Penn State 8:00 PM ET Nebraska 24 USC
2:00 PM ET Texas A&M West Virginia 5:30 PM ET Oklahoma 17 Clemson 9:00 PM ET Arkansas Texas
3:00 PM ET Notre Dame 23 LSU 6:30 PM ET 13 Georgia 21 Louisville 10:00 PM ET Maryland Stanford
12:30 PM ET 9 Ole Miss 6 TCU 4:00 PM ET 20 Boise State 10 Arizona 8:00 PM ET 7 Mississippi State 12 Georgia Tech
12:00 PM ET 19 Auburn 18 Wisconsin 12:30 PM ET 8 Michigan State 5 Baylor 1:00 PM ET 16 Missouri 25 Minnesota 5:00 PM ET 2 Oregon 3 Florida State 8:30 PM ET 1 Alabama 4 Ohio State
12:00 PM ET Houston Pittsburgh 3:20 PM ET Iowa Tennessee 6:45 PM ET 11 Kansas State 14 UCLA 10:15 PM ET Washington Oklahoma State