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Somehow, the Buckeyes are halfway home to 12-0, and more people than ever think it's possible. Welcome to 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ohio State 63, Nebraska 38
The Buckeyes didn't have a first down the entire first quarter, then the offense flipped a switch, writes Austin Ward.
The Buckeyes are clearly the best team in the Big Ten right now, writes Adam Rittenberg.
Gregg Doyel of CBSSports.com wonders if the Buckeyes could become a bittersweet unbeaten team. (CBS)
Carlos Hyde had a career-high in yards to go with those four TDs. (Plain Dealer)
There was no miracle for Taylor Martinez this year. (Plain Dealer)
It's too bad Ohio State can't play Nebraska every year, because playing the Huskers is like a football holiday, writes Bob Hunter (Dispatch)
Nebraska didn't like that roller-coaster ride too much. (Lincoln Journal Star)
BuckeyeNation Week in Review
It was a big night for recruiting at Ohio Stadium as well, with a huge contingent of prospects in Columbus.
Third-string quarterback Cardale Jones got in some hot water for a tweet about classes being "POINTLESS."
Meanwhile, second-string QB Kenny Guiton has showed he's deserving of the confidence the team and the coaches show in him.
And Philly Brown is looking for more yardage. He got plenty on that punt return against Nebraska.
With probation, it's a rebuilding year by definition, but some of the seniors who have stuck around are being rewarded.
Receiver Riquan Southward of Lakeland, Fla., has left the program. He was a four-star receiver in the 2012 class..
But that likely opens up a scholarship, perhaps for one of these receivers. Tony Stevens, a former FSU pledge in the ESPN 300, is looking at the Buckeyes.
Ohio State has beefed up its NCAA compliance in a big way, writes Adam Rittenberg.
RecruitingNation's Blue Chip Battles contain at least one Ohio State target.
It's not looking as promising for the Buckeyes and Cleveland St. Ignatius standout Jimmy Byrne, who had a great experience at the Michigan-Notre Dame game.
IOhio State announced a home-and-home series with TCU in 2018 and 2019.
A few recruits committed elsewhere are still thinking about the Buckeyes, such as four-star linebacker James Hearns of Tallahassee (Fla.) Lincoln.
Former star player Jim Stillwagon, 63, is facing charges after an apparent road-rage incident.
AD Gene Smith admitted he thought about leaving Ohio State during the "tattoo-gate" scandal. (Lantern)
Jersey sales are on the upswing again. (Dispatch)
The pregame walk has changed, and in a good way -- the players no longer wear headsets and are interacting with the fans. (Plain Dealer)
"So on and so forth" was a lot for Nathan Williams to overcome. (Dispatch)
Buckeyes have plenty of swag, and are poised to dominate, writes Andy Staples. (SI.com)
The Buckeyes jelled as a team at East Lansing, writes Bob Hunter. (Dispatch)
Buckeyes OT Jack Mewhort has an interesting sense of humor on Twitter, writes Doug Lesmerises. (Plain Dealer)
Lesmerises also counted down the 10 most indispensable players on Ohio State's roster. (Plain Dealer)
That touchdown run by Rod Smith was highlight-reel worthy, and why many are enamored by Smith's potential. (Eleven Warriors)
AD Gene Smith is adjusting to the new playoff system by tinkering with the future football schedule. (Plain Dealer)
Jim Tressel made his TV debut in Cleveland. (WKYC, with video)
Athlon has the Buckeyes ranked No. 8 in the preseason. (OSU)
The Gang's All Here
3dDan Murphy and Mitch Sherman
3dSharon Katz, ESPN Stats & Information
4dMitch Sherman and Dan Murphy