Across The Field: Several points

Giving up 49 points to Indiana? Whoa. But the Buckeyes won, and already have more victories than they did all last season, and scored more points in back-to-back games since scoring 142 in routs of Rice and Pittsburgh to start the 1996 Rose Bowl season. This is Across The Field, a regular feature on BuckeyeNation where we point you to noteworthy Buckeyes coverage here and elsewhere. Think something should be included? Send it to espnkendrick@gmail.com.

Ohio State 52, Indiana 49

  • It wasn't perfect, but the record still is, writes Austin Ward.

  • We're beginning to see a pattern, writes Doug Lesmerises. (Plain Dealer)

  • Indiana is usually a gimme, but this one was wild, writes Bill Rabinowitz. (Dispatch)

  • There's little glamour in beating Indiana, but the alternative is dreadful, writes Bob Hunter. (Dispatch)

  • Braxton Miller has earned a trip to New York, writes Bill Livingston. (Plain Dealer)

  • OSU is 273-0-1 in games it has scored 35 points or more, but there's something wrong with the defense, writes John Kampf. (News-Herald)

  • Indiana is finally building a positive identity. (Indianapolis Star)

BuckeyeNation Week in Review


  • Assistant coach Ed Warinner wasn't a lineman in his playing days, but he certainly knows how to motivate them. (Plain Dealer)

  • Victory Meal continues to be a weekly highlight. (Plain Dealer)

  • If you're a Columbus pizza delivery person, don't insult an assistant coach's family. (Plain Dealer)

  • There's no sense in denying it -- Miller is a Heisman candidate, writes Rob Oller. (Dispatch)

  • Breaking down a play that worked well against Nebraska. (The-Ozone.net)

  • Tight ends not named Stoneburner are also becoming involved in the offense. (Dispatch)

  • A Zanesville, Ohio family with the last name of Miller have named their daughter after a certain fleet-footed quarterback. (WSYX)


  • The Buckeyes reported to practice this week, and Aaron Craft is at full strength.

  • Both the basketball team (Deshaun Thomas) and the football team (Rod Smith) have a Fort Wayne connection. (Plain Dealer)

The Gang's All Here

  • The Ohio State marching band's show on video games from last Saturday is a viral video sensation. (The horse galloping was spectacular.) (Plain Dealer)

  • And the interim band director became the permanent band director afterward. (Lantern)