Picks to click: Buckeyes to watch
October, 18, 2012
By Austin Ward | ESPN.com
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A look at three Ohio State players who will be critical as the program hits the midway point of Big Ten play with a home date against Purdue and how they might impact the outcome on Saturday (TV: ABC, noon).
- The basics: After three quiet games in the passing game, the Buckeyes got reacquainted with the senior as more than a blocker against Indiana. Stoneburner was once again a target, and he responded with four catches for 41 yards -- seemingly modest totals, but plays that still helped keep drives moving and got him involved once again.
- By the numbers: Each of Stoneburner’s first three catches moved the chains, and the fourth came up just a yard shy of converting a second-and-11 in the third quarter against the Hoosiers. The Buckeyes picked up the necessary yardage on the next snap after Stoneburner got them back ahead of schedule.
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