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Ohio State survives scare from Indiana, moves to 7-0

Braxton Miller scored on a 67-yard touchdown run, threw TD passes of 60 and 46 yards and produced his third straight 100-yard rushing game, helping No. 8 Ohio State escape with a 52-49 win at Indiana on Saturday night. The victory makes the Buckeyes (7-0, 3-0 Big Ten) the first ranked team with seven wins. Indiana (2-4, 0-3) has now lost 21 straight conference games to teams from outside the state and 18 straight to the Buckeyes since 1988, including the game Ohio State won two years ago but later vacated as part of an NCAA penalty. [RELATED: Did You

Snap Reactions: Perfection still in OSU's cards

Throughout the action every Saturday during the fall, 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

3rd quarter recap: Ohio State 38, Indiana 27

Ohio State picked up 168 yards in the ground game during the third quarter, and the Buckeyes now lead 38-27. Mitch Ewald split the uprights two times in the quarter for Indiana. The Hoosiers closed the gap to 24-17 when Ewald kicked a 21-yard field goal to put the finishing touches on a 71-yard drive. The key play on Indiana’s drive was Cameron Coffman’s 39-yard pass to Kofi Hughes. Ohio State added to its advantage when Braxton Miller scrambled for a 67-yard touchdown run, the last of a one-play, 67-yard drive to give the Buckeyes the lead, 31-17. [RELATED: Did

2nd quarter recap: Ohio State 24, Indiana 14

Devin Smith caught a 60-yard touchdown pass and Bradley Roby recovered a blocked punt in the end zone, and the Buckeyes lead, 24-14, at halftime. Ohio State has scored 14 straight points. Smith’s touchdown grab ended a four-play, 77-yard drive. [RELATED: Did You See This? Ohio State pumpkin helmets] Stephen Houston’s seven-yard touchdown run gave Indiana the lead, 14-10, and was the final play of a three-play, 16-yard drive. The Hoosiers started in good field position when Isaiah Roundtree blocked a punt. Indiana will get the ball to start the second half. [ PREVIEWS | BY QUARTER | BOX |

Did You See This? Ohio State pumpkin helmets

How are you carving your pumpkin this Halloween? A couple of dedicated Ohio State fans may have an idea for you. During the Ohio State-Indiana game on Saturday night, BTN cameras spotted two Buckeye fans wearing pumpkins on their heads that they carved and decorated as Ohio State helmets. It was pretty awesome. Check out the picture in this post. Got to say, those look really good. The best part: The old-school kicker facemask. Nice work, guys! Track all the action and get the all highlights from the Ohio State-Indiana game on our Ohio State at Indiana page.

1st quarter recap: Ohio State 10, Indiana 7

No. 8 Ohio State picked up 92 yards in the ground game during the first quarter, and the Buckeyes lead 10-7 at the end of the first quarter. Ohio State took the game’s first lead after Corey Brown ran 12 yards to paydirt on the last play of a nine-play, 75-yard drive. The Buckeyes made their lead 10-0 when Drew Basil kicked a 35-yard field goal on the last play of an eight-play, 37-yard drive. [RELATED: Did You See This? Ohio State fans wearing pumpkin helmets] An 87-yard drive that ended when Stephen Houston pounded in a 59-yard touchdown run

Watch Indiana-Ohio State pregame live stream

Indiana and Ohio State fans, it’s time to plan ahead. Our BTN2Go Field Pass is back for Week 7 and we’re doing it again on Saturday night from Indiana’s Memorial Stadium. For our online audience, BTN turns on a BTN TV camera one hour before kickoff at a selected Big Ten football game, and it let’s you see the home team’s football stadium and all that goes on before the game kicks off. This feed and the game itself is available live on BTN2Go. So far this season we’ve offered Field Pass from Ohio State, Iowa, Northwestern, Michigan, Nebraska and

Week 7 Previews: Leaders Division battle tops list

Having taking a long, hard look at each Saturday’s five Big Ten football games, I’m offering up my weekly rankings of the games here. Wisconsin at Purdue is a big one in a weird season for the Leaders Division while Iowa at Michigan State offers up two Legends Division teams looking to stabilize their seasons. I’ll be tracking all of the games and filing my usual Snap Reactions. Follow me on Twitter @BTNTomDienhart and drop me any questions at the bottom o this post. Be sure to also bookmark any of these links and get in-game updates on Saturday: Illinois

Debate it: Your Big Ten Coach of the Year would be ...

We’re officially halfway through the 2012 Big Ten football regular season. That means it’s a good time to start debating such things as early Big Ten Player of the Year and Coach of the Year candidates. Today, we’re going to focus on the latter. Is it Urban Meyer? Bill O’Brien? Someone else?’s Tom Dienhart and Brent Yarina debate the topic in this post, plus we included a handful of fan tweets. Tom: I have to go with Bill O’Brien, who already has overcome myriad obstacles in forging a 4-2 start. Honestly, I thought the Nittany Lions would win four

Week 7: We predict all five Big Ten games

Every week,’s Brent Yarina (@BTNBrentYarina) and Tom Dienhart (@BTNTomDienhart) offer their predictions for each Big Ten football game. We also provide a poll for all of the games so fans can vote for their winners. After six weeks, it’s fans and Dienhart tied for the top spot, at 44-13, while Brent sits two games back. See our Week 7 predictions and choose your winners in this post. SEASON RECORDS fans: 44-13; .772 Tom: 44-13; .772 Brent: 42-15; .737 Iowa (3-2, 1-0) at Michigan State (4-2, 1-1) – noon ET, ESPN Tom’s pick: Michigan State, 21-20 – The