Jalin Marshall was the problem last week and the solution for No. 7 Ohio State.
The freshman returned a punt 54 yards for the go-ahead touchdown in the third quarter and then added three late insurance scores to carry the Buckeyes past Indiana 42-27, the Hoosiers' sixth loss in a row.
Marshall was ripped on social media after losing two fumbles in the Buckeyes' 31-24 win at Minnesota seven days before, but more than made up for those mistakes on a sunny and chilly day.
The surprisingly tight game for most of the day could impact the playoff hopes of the Buckeyes (10-1, 7-0 Big Ten, No. 6 CFP), who clinched the East Division title and a berth in the conference title game.
The Buckeyes will play the winner of the Minnesota-Wisconsin game in the Big Ten title game on Dec. 6 in Indianapolis.
24_Seasons South Carolina coach Steve Spurrier has had at least six wins.
30_Years since Wake Forest had beaten Virginia Tech before winning 6-3.
5,565_Total yards by Western Kentucky this season, breaking the school record.