UP NEXT: The Buckeyes play at Indiana (2-3, 0-2) on Saturday at 8 p.m. On one hand, as the records indicate, the Hoosiers are still struggling.
On the other, they gave Michigan State a handful of hard times before falling 31-27. The Spartans had to score the final 14 points to grab the win in Bloomington, Ind.
THEY SAID IT II: Meyer, who said he thought his team was ahead of schedule from where he thought it would be, asked what the future might hold: "We had a bunch of recruits in that locker room afterwards. So you start talking about the future, that's the name of the game — go out and recruit new players and continue and build and keep going."
SEEN ON TWITTER: Dennis Dodd of CBSsports.com: "Worst decision of 2011: Ohio State not self-imposing bowl ban."
STAT PAGE: Ohio State is second in the country in passes intercepted with 10 (Fresno State has 12). ... Buckeyes have scored 53 points off turnovers; opponents have scored 3 off Ohio State giveaways. ... Ohio State is plus-5 in turnover differential. ... Hyde had a career-high 140 yards and a career-best four TDs. Last four-touchdown game for a Buckeye was RB Eddie George in 1995 vs. Iowa. ... Ohio State is 272-0-1 over the years when scoring at least 35 points (SMU in 1978, 35-35). ... Only two Buckeyes coaches have gotten off to better starts than Urban Meyer's 6-0: Carroll Widdoes won his first 12 (1944-45) Earle Bruce won first 11 (1979).
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