COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Gov. John Kasich wants Ohioans to avoid using the dreaded letter ”M” on Saturday when No. 3 Ohio State faces archrival Michigan.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Hoosiers and history are on the checklist for No. 4 Ohio State this Saturday.The Buckeyes carry a 22-game winning streak into their one-sided series against Indiana – the longest active major-college streak.
CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (AP) — Carlos Hyde ran for 246 yards and four touchdowns and Braxton Miller had another 184 yards rushing and two scores Saturday to push No. 3 Ohio State past Illinois 60-35.
STATE COLLEGE, Pa. (AP) — Getting caught up in the pregame hype surrounding Saturday’s game at No. 4 Ohio State is one catch Penn State receiver Allen Robinson would prefer not to make.
IOWA CITY, Iowa (AP) — Iowa is as deep at tight end as any other position on its roster. The Hawkeyes exploited that advantage quite a bit against Ohio State – and wound up with one of their best passing efforts of the season.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State line coach Mike Vrabel let slip a swear word as he was talking about how the Buckeyes’ defense got pushed around on Saturday. Odds are, it wasn’t the only time a coach cursed that unit over the past few days. ”Call it what it was,” Vrabel said of Iowa doing what it wanted against the Buckeyes in the first half. ”(They) beat the (crap) out of us.” Keep in mind, the fourth-ranked Buckeyes won, 34-24.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — No. 4 Ohio State’s not perfect – except for its record.
”We don’t want to lose,” linebacker Ryan Shazier said after a closer-than-expected 34-24 win over Iowa on Saturday. ”We know someone might make a mistake but we’ve got his back.”
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — No. 4 Ohio State found a way to keep its winning streak alive just in time. Carlos Hyde ran for 149 yards, including 106 yards and two touchdowns in the second half, to lead the Buckeyes to a 34-24 victory over Iowa on Saturday.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Ohio State quarterback Braxton Miller went home over the bye week and took the opportunity to watch a couple of college games on TV. Among them was No. 1 Alabama winning big at Kentucky. Miller believes that the Buckeyes can play with the Crimson Tide, the two-time defending national champions. ”When it gets to that point in the future, it’ll be a good game,” he said. ”It’ll be a good matchup.” Coach Urban Meyer also watched a couple of games on the day off and also feels the Buckeyes could hang with the county’s elite. ”I think we are right there,” he said. ”I think we are a good team, I do.” But then he reverted to form, more concerned with what’s in front of him than any possible future dates in a potential Bowl Championship Series date with the likes of Alabama or Oregon. ”Human nature is, especially when you have time on a weekend of a bye week, to watch a lot of games (to see) how you match up,” Meyer said. ”I kind of have these mechanisms in place just to stop thinking about (that), refocus on getting first downs and stopping people because that’s really not helping the cause at all.” Linebacker Ryan Shazier went to a teammate’s house in Indiana over the weekend. ”I watched a little bit of college football. I saw a lot of good teams play,” he said. ”I feel that we can play with any of them.” Daydreaming about playing for national championships and in other big games doesn’t mean much if the Buckeyes (6-0, 2-0 Big Ten) don’t keep winning. They’ve won 18 times in a row – the longest streak in the nation – heading into Saturday’s home game with Iowa (4-2, 1-1). But the Buckeyes aren’t expecting an easy time of it against the Hawkeyes – or the remaining five unranked teams waiting in the wings. ”Everybody dogs the Big Ten about not having a bunch of ranked teams. And it’s the SEC this, and the Pac-12 (that),” Ohio State center Corey Linsley said. ”But, honest, you look at the history of Iowa and, just to name a couple of other teams, Penn State and Purdue. … The weeks that we have taken off, we have treated those teams as what the AP treats them as and what the rest of the country treats them as non-ranked opponents, those are the weeks we get beat. ”We’re not taking this week lightly and we’re not going to take the next seven weeks lightly.” His coach agrees that the Buckeyes can’t waltz through the stretch run. ”We’ve got to find a way to win this Saturday, and it’s not easy,” Meyer said. ”We’ve been in here for two weeks trying to figure out how to run the ball against this defense.” Iowa is eighth in the nation against the run, permitting just 88.5 yards a game. The Hawkeyes are the only major-college team which has yet to give up a touchdown on the ground…
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — It’s an aggravation that Ohio State coach Urban Meyer has learned to accept – and quickly counter.
He encounters the question, he says, as much as 200 times a year from recruits, fans and reporters: Why haven’t you ever had a running back rush for 1,000 yards?