Opportunistic D helps Buckeyes extend lead

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Remember what I said about Ohio State's opportunistic defense?

The Buckeyes tied for third nationally in takeaways with 35 last season, and they're off to a great start in this game.

Jacory Harris threw his second interception of the first half, evoking memories of his 17-pick season in 2009. What's amazing is that Harris seemed to know the play had broken down but decided to make the throw anyway, tossing it right to Buckeyes cornerback Chimdi Chekwa.

Ohio State quickly converted, as Dane Sanzenbacher and Dan Herron continue to play well.

Harris can't afford many more miscues if Miami intends to hang around in this one.