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Buckeyes revive run game in third quarter

COLUMBUS, Ohio -- Ohio State led Michigan 24-7 at halftime, but it couldn't feel that good about itself.

The Buckeyes finished the half with just 9 rushing yards on six carries. Starting running back Dan Herron had just 1 yard on three carries.

It has been a very different story in the third quarter, as Herron has recorded two big runs to help Ohio State extend its lead to 37-7. Herron followed up a 31-yard touchdown pass with an 89-yard scamper that would have been a 98-yard touchdown if not for a bogus holding call on receiver Dane Sanzenbacher.

Herron's 89-yard run tied a team record for longest run from scrimmage set by Gene Fekete in 1942 against Pitt. It figures since Ohio State is honoring its 1942 national championship team today with its jerseys.

Herron now has 145 rush yards on 15 carries.