Across The Field: It's all on QB

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Ohio State 17, Michigan State 16

  • It's painfully evident that these Buckeyes go as far as Braxton Miller takes them. But as long as he's healthy, that's not a bad scenario at all.

  • We'll find out soon enough how long Jordan Hall is out again. He'd be missed against Nebraska -- that's for certain.

  • The Buckeyes deserve a lot of credit for the job they did on Le'Veon Bell.

  • Running out the clock at the end, it looked more like Woody Hayes and Jim Tressel than Urban Meyer. (Toledo Blade)

  • Carlos Hyde refused to be stopped on that third-down run that clinched the game. (Dispatch)

  • Miller is a year tougher and wiser, and the maturation was evident in East Lansing, writes Bill Livingston (Plain Dealer)

  • The Spartans came away impressed by Miller. (Lansing State Journal)

  • And, within this piece, Drew Sharp writes that Urban Meyer has added some flair to a pretty staid conference. (Detroit Free Press)

BuckeyeNation Week in Review


  • Tim Tebow and Meyer didn't invent that jump pass play, by the way. Meyer first sprung it at Utah. (Plain Dealer)

  • Ohio State's schedule might be getting a little less predictable. (AP)

  • Ohio State had two players from Michigan on the roster Saturday. Michigan State had 28 from Ohio. (AP)

  • Yes, the recruiting war is just beginning to heat up with Mark Dantonio and Urban Meyer squaring off for top Ohio recruits. (Canton Repository). And having Meyer recruiting Ohio for the Buckeyes could put a crimp in Michigan State's strategy. (Lansing State Journal)

  • Reid Fragel is really coming along as a run-blocker, writes John Kampf. (News-Herald)

  • Marcus Hall, who took the 2010 season off to concentrate on academics, is playing well, too. (Plain Dealer)

  • Rod Smith missed the plane for the Gator Bowl and stayed home, and easily could have transferred, but has decided to stick it out, and his role could be growing. (Eleven Warriors)

  • It still painful to look back to what happened against Michigan State in 1998. That was one of the great teams in Ohio State history, except for that one day. (Land-Grant Holy Land)

  • Former receiver Anthony Gonzalez was cut before the season and has retired as a player. He's started graduate school classes at Stanford. (Plain Dealer)

  • Former Ohio State lineman Jason Winrow, a three-year starter from 1991-93, died this week at age 41. (Dispatch)

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