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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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)
The Gang's All Here
Braxton Miller, Ohio State Begin Spring Drills
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