When No. 4 Ohio State (AP Top 25) host the No. 19 Michigan Wolverines (BCS Standings) in Week 13 of the college football regular season, the Urban Meyer led Buckeyes team will be fighting for perfection and pride.
Due to NCAA sanctions (h/t ESPN), the Buckeyes are ineligible for a Big Ten Championship or a bowl game in 2012. Despite this ban, Meyer has Ohio State playing inspired football, and the team will not take too kindly to losing to its archrival, Michigan.
If the Buckeyes want to continue their perfect season and build for what could be an amazing 2013 campaign, they must beat the Wolverines on Saturday. These are the keys to that victory.
While this will end up being a defensive struggle, it is imperative to the Ohio State cause to get sophomore Braxton Miller playing well early in both the passing attack and the running game.
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