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It’s game day at Ohio Stadium

COLUMBUS, Ohio — Nebraska visits Ohio State searching for its first signature road win as a member of the Big Ten. Ohio State wants to keep its perfect record alive in a year where the regular season is all that …

Instant analysis: OSU 17, MSU 16

Ohio State overcame a minus-3 turnover margin, some key injuries, a premature whistle and a plucky Michigan State squad to hold off the Spartans 17-16 at Spartan Stadium. The 14th-ranked Buckeyes remain perfect at 5-0, while No. 20 Michigan State …

Braxton Miller Comes Up Big As Ohio State Tops Michigan State 17-16

EAST LANSING, Mich. — Ohio State rode the arms and legs of sophomore quarterback Braxton Miller to make Urban Meyer’s Big Ten coaching debut a winning one. Miller accounted for 315 total yards as the undefeated Buckeyes upset No. 18 Michigan State 17-16 in the conference opener for both schools Saturday at Spartan Stadium. Miller gained 136 yards on 23 carries and passed for 179 yards while completing 16 of 23 attempts. He connected with Devin Smith on a 63-yard touchdown during the second half but also committed three turnovers, including two fumbles. Ohio State, which is ineligible for postseason play, is 5-0 under their heralded new coach. Andrew Maxwell threw a 29-yard touchdown pass to Keith Mumphrey for Michigan State (3-2). Spartans tailback Le’Veon Bell, who entered the game ranked third nationally with a 152.5 rushing average, was held to 45 yards on 17 carries. He added a career-high eight receptions for 58 yards. Mumphrey scored his first career touchdown on a bootleg by Maxwell after a faked handoff to Bell. Mumphrey broke three tackles and…

Young Buckeyes about to make first road trip

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — The first road trip of the year is always a concern. When you’re playing 15 freshmen, the first away game is enough to give a coach an ulcer. Yet Ohio State coach Urban Meyer professes to not be worried how his first-year players will handle their first sojourn behind enemy lines when the 14th-ranked Buckeyes travel to take on No. 20 Michigan State on Saturday. With 12 freshmen listed on the two-deep, no wonder Meyer says he’s got the youngest team in America. Youth means inexperience, so the coaching staff and the Buckeyes’ veterans will need to reassure their younger players before and during the critical showdown between the Big Ten’s highest ranked teams at hostile Spartan Stadium.

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