Across The Field: Several points
October, 14, 2012
By Scott Kendrick | ESPN.com
Giving up 49 points to Indiana? Whoa. But the Buckeyes won, and already have more victories than they did all last season, and scored more points in back-to-back games since scoring 142 in routs of Rice and Pittsburgh to start the 1996 Rose Bowl season. This is 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.
The Gang's All Here
Ohio State 52, Indiana 49
- It wasn't perfect, but the record still is, writes Austin Ward.
- We're beginning to see a pattern, writes Doug Lesmerises. (Plain Dealer)
- Indiana is usually a gimme, but this one was wild, writes Bill Rabinowitz. (Dispatch)
- There's little glamour in beating Indiana, but the alternative is dreadful, writes Bob Hunter. (Dispatch)
- Braxton Miller has earned a trip to New York, writes Bill Livingston. (Plain Dealer)
- OSU is 273-0-1 in games it has scored 35 points or more, but there's something wrong with the defense, writes John Kampf. (News-Herald)
- Indiana is finally building a positive identity. (Indianapolis Star)
BuckeyeNation Week in Review
- The piranhas on the kickoff team have been sharp.
- Carlos Hyde, who had another huge game at Indiana, always seeks out his blockers to celebrate.
- We've already heard John Simon is "Tebowish" from Urban Meyer -- now we learn that Braxton Miller is Harvin-ish.
- Ward has a breakdown of the freshman linebackers vying for time -- guess they aren't quite ready, because Zach Boren played a lot of linebacker at Indiana.
- John Simon just doesn't naturally talk about injuries.
- The Ohio State-Texas home-and-home was great in 2005-06. We'll see it again in 2022-23.
- A 2014 recruit from Massillon has Buckeye blood.
- The 2013 class got another chance to bond at the Nebraska game. It was a huge recruiting opportunity, writes Brad Bournival.
- Former Penn State pledge Dorian Johnson enjoyed his trip to Columbus.
- A 2014 lineman want to make another visit later in the season.
- There's no real pipeline from Iowa to Ohio State -- but a receiver prospect likes the Buckeyes.
- QB recruit J.T. Barrett is out with a torn ACL.
- A 2013 Florida linebacker got a scholarship offer.
- Assistant coach Ed Warinner wasn't a lineman in his playing days, but he certainly knows how to motivate them. (Plain Dealer)
- Victory Meal continues to be a weekly highlight. (Plain Dealer)
- If you're a Columbus pizza delivery person, don't insult an assistant coach's family. (Plain Dealer)
- There's no sense in denying it -- Miller is a Heisman candidate, writes Rob Oller. (Dispatch)
- Breaking down a play that worked well against Nebraska. (The-Ozone.net)
- Tight ends not named Stoneburner are also becoming involved in the offense. (Dispatch)
- A Zanesville, Ohio family with the last name of Miller have named their daughter after a certain fleet-footed quarterback. (WSYX)
- The Buckeyes reported to practice this week, and Aaron Craft is at full strength.
- Both the basketball team (Deshaun Thomas) and the football team (Rod Smith) have a Fort Wayne connection. (Plain Dealer)
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