It got a little sloppy after the third quarter, but UCF is probably the best team the Buckeyes will play until that trip to East Lansing in three weeks. The Buckeyes dodged the upset bug that was seen all over the country Saturday, especially among Big Ten schools.
Here's a look at the UCF game and other noteworthy coverage in our weekly Across The Field posts. Think something should be included? Send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Ohio State 31, Central Florida 16
Braxton Miller can't run 27 times every game and everybody knows it, writes BuckeyeNation's Austin Ward.
Urban Meyer saw something in Orhian Johnson in practice.
The Buckeyes have more running backs in street clothes than shoulder pads right now.
The punt is no longer the most important play at Ohio State, writes Bill Livingston. (Plain Dealer)
UCF didn't quite play well enough to hang with Urban State, writes Mike Bianchi. (Orlando Sentinel)
BuckeyeNation Week in Review
Miller can take the next step with his pocket footwork.
Brad Bournival caught up with Andy Katzenmoyer, as dominant a linebacker as any in school history.
Ohio State can win a trophy for its division this season after all. And after Saturday, they might be the favorite in the Leaders Division.
Austin Ward took a look at the freshmen who have made an impact already.
Travis Howard is showing he's a lot more than Ohio State's other corner.
The last play of the first half against Miami lingered in Urban Meyer's mind.
Armani Reeves is on the field as a returner, and has a bright future in the secondary.
Freshman Frank Epitropoulos is the son and nephew of former Ohio State players.
Ohio State might finally land a linebacker in this class on Sept. 20.
Yet another Cleveland Glenville athlete has an Ohio State offer.
Nathan Williams made a successful return after knee surgery.
A Cleveland St. Ignatius prospect made future Michigan QB Shane Morris' visit to Ohio a forgettable one.
A big-time senior DB from Georgia has Ohio State in his final three, along with Alabama and Tennessee.
Jared Shanker took an inside look at recruiting in Ohio.
Brian Bennett had a lengthy Q&A with Johnathan Hankins, who had a big game Saturday.
Ryan Shazier can't play like a sophomore on Ohio State's defense, writes Doug Lesmerises. (Plain Dealer)
The athletic department's iPads are changing the way players hone their craft. (Dayton Daily News)
Center Corey Linsley has come a long way in a year. (Dispatch)
As was proven on the field Saturday, this doesn't look like a banner year for the Big Ten, writes Bob Hunter. (Dispatch)
A walk-on fullback has a great story, writes John Kampf. (News-Herald)
Adam Griffin is Archie's son, but he's making his own name at Ohio State. (Plain Dealer)
Urban Meyer's quarterbacks can't help but get some Heisman hype. (Eleven Warriors)
A look at the 37 Buckeyes playing in the NFL this season, on 20 teams. (Lantern)