Ohio State is 10-0 for the ninth time in school history, and there's a week off to celebrate it. Three of those teams have gone on to finish unbeaten. Is this year No. 4? 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. First, as always, our week in review:
Ohio State 52, Illinois 22
And now for a well-deserved week off, writes Austin Ward.
This team doesn't have enough playmakers, but 10-0 still means a lot, writes Bill Livingston. (Plain Dealer)
Carlos Hyde is now tied for the Big Ten lead in TDs with Braxton Miller and Montee Ball. (Plain Dealer)
Illinois could never seize the momentum. (Chicago Tribune)
And Ohio State's win could have an effect on the presidential election, too. (USA Today)
BuckeyeNation Week in Review
Miller is the No. 1 underclassman in college football, according to Mel Kiper and Todd McShay.
The receivers were a soft spot last season, but they've come a long way.
Ohio State's "fullbacker" has been a marvel to a guy who knows about playing both ways.
A heart-to-heart-with Jake Stoneburner paid dividends.
Ryan Shazier is emerging as a star, writes Brian Bennett.
The incoming defensive line class looks like a really good one, writes Brad Bournival.
Linebacker help is still needed. A look at the top five on the recruiting radar.
McMillan talked to DawgNation's Radi Nabulsi about his top five.
We should hear from 2014 WR Thaddeus Snodgrass this week on his commitment, writes Jared Shanker.
There's plenty of OSU involvement in the #BlueChipBattles, too.
And the Buckeyes' basketball season began with an exhibition victory.
Tim Tebow: Ohio State football fan. And he talks to Urban Meyer and Braxton Miller from time to time. (Plain Dealer)
There was an unsung hero in the Penn State game, writes Doug Lesmerises. (Plain Dealer)
You can't help but think what might have been if the Buckeyes weren't on NCAA probation, writes Rob Oller. (Dispatch, $)
And if they had taken that bowl ban last season... (Toledo Blade)
Devin Smith never covered a punt before, and now is an effective gunner. (Plain Dealer)
Nathan Williams has a great tutor for his pro ambitions, writes Brandon Castel. (TheOzone.net)
A player who helped Ohio State to its 1942 national title passed away at age 90. (AP)
This year's Notre Dame team bears a resemblance to a certain championship team from 10 years ago. (Land Grant Holy Land)
This year's success has set up plenty of momentum. (Plain Dealer)
And they have to be considered "special" now, according to Urban Meyer's scale. (Eleven Warriors)
Every Big Ten school will take a financial hit this year, and it's pretty much Ohio State's fault. (BTN)
The Buckeyes were a bit flat, but won in their exhibition debut. (Dispatch, $)
It was a little too close for comfort and sends a warning sign, writes Bob Hunter. (Dispatch, $)
Aaron Craft is the scariest defender in the country, writes Myron Medcalf.
The OSU women are ranked No. 19 by the AP. (Dispatch)
The Gang's All Here
The women's volleyball team handed Nebraska its first home loss since joining the Big Ten. (Lantern)
And two former Buckeyes players are in a group that's buying a bank. (Dispatch)
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