Picks to click: Bucks to watch vs. Michigan 

November, 22, 2012
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COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A look at three Ohio State players who will be critical as the Buckeyes prepare to close the season with a rivalry showdown against Michigan on Saturday at The Horseshoe (TV: ABC, noon).

Carlos Hyde
Patrick Smith/Getty ImagesCarlos Hyde (34) should see a lot of action against Michigan after being somewhat forgotten against Wisconsin.
Carlos Hyde

  • The basics: The sophomore running back didn’t hide his frustration with not getting the football more often last week, but the Buckeyes won’t hold it against him. Urban Meyer admitted almost as soon as the victory over Wisconsin was over that Hyde needed more touches to spark the rushing attack, particularly because he only gets more difficult to bring down the deeper a game gets with his unique combination of size and undervalued speed.
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