Throughout the action every Saturday during the fall, BTN.com senior writer Tom Dienhart offers his thoughts to every Big Ten game. Read his Snap Reactions for Ohio State’s 52-49 victory at Indiana in this post.
Ohio State 52, Indiana 49
1. The Buckeyes roll on, as Braxton Miller improved his Heisman resume. Miller ran 23 times for 149 yards and touchdown on a 67-yard jaunt. He also hit 13-of-24 passes for 211 yards with two touchdowns and pick. Take a bow, Braxton!
2. The Ohio State offense isn’t fancy, but it is very productive. The Buckeyes have scored 29 or more points in every game this season except one, and that was a 17-16 triumph at Michigan State. The Buckeyes have three tough games left: at Penn State; at Wisconsin; vs. Michigan. Can Ohio State finish unbeaten?
3. Indiana seems so close to turning the corner. It blew a 27-14 halftime lead vs. Michigan State last week and lost 31-27 and then making a hard charge at Ohio State today. The key for the Hoosiers will be defense. Today, IU allowed 578 yards with 353 coming on the ground. Still, the Hoosiers are improving.
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