Picks to click: Buckeyes to watch at PSU 

October, 25, 2012
COLUMBUS, Ohio -- A look at three Ohio State players who will be critical as the program hits the road for a critical division clash at Penn State and how they might impact the outcome on Saturday (TV: ESPN, 5:30 p.m.).

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Greg Bartram/US PresswireOhio State sophomore receiver Devin Smith has 23 catches for 505 yards and six touchdowns.
Devin Smith

  • The basics: The sophomore receiver has struggled with consistency, alternating between making difficult catches or putting easy receptions on the ground without much in between. But Smith has risen to the occasion in the biggest moments so far this season, and the Buckeyes will need him to deliver on the perimeter in a hostile environment if they’re going to tighten their grasp on the division.
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