Across the field: Halfway home
October, 7, 2012
By Scott Kendrick | ESPN.com
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 email@example.com.
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.
- Bradley Roby said this week he was hungry for an interception. He satisfied that in a big way on Saturday night, writes Brad Bournival.
- 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
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BIG TEN SCOREBOARD
Final Washington State 45 Colorado State 48 Final 20 Fresno State 20 25 USC 45 Final Buffalo 24 San Diego State 49 Final Tulane 21 Louisiana-Lafayette 24
Final Pittsburgh 30 Bowling Green 27 Final Utah State 21 23 Northern Illinois 14
Final Marshall 31 Maryland 20 Final Syracuse 21 Minnesota 17 Final Brigham Young 16 Washington 31
Final Rutgers 16 Notre Dame 29 Final Cincinnati 17 North Carolina 39 Final Miami (FL) 9 18 Louisville 36 Final Michigan 14 Kansas State 31
Final Middle Tennessee 6 Navy 24 Final Ole Miss 25 Georgia Tech 17 Final 10 Oregon 30 Texas 7 Final 14 Arizona State 23 Texas Tech 37
Final Arizona 42 Boston College 19 Final Virginia Tech 12 17 UCLA 42 Final Rice 7 Mississippi State 44 Final 24 Duke 48 21 Texas A&M 52
Final Nebraska 24 22 Georgia 19 Final UNLV 14 North Texas 36 Final Iowa 14 16 LSU 21 Final 19 Wisconsin 24 9 South Carolina 34 Final 5 Stanford 20 4 Michigan State 24 Final 15 UCF 52 6 Baylor 42
Final 13 Oklahoma State 31 8 Missouri 41 Final 12 Clemson 40 7 Ohio State 35