By Matt McCoy
Ohio State still has work to do and still needs help if it is going to play for a national championship but their position in the Bowl Championship Series rankings is more clear now.
With Baylor losing to Oklahoma State, the Buckeyes are a comfortable third this week, behind Alabama and Florida State, with Auburn No. 4 and Missouri No. 5.
But the Buckeyes position nationally and their dreams of a national championship are unimportant this week. Coach Urban Meyer made that clear moments after Ohio State improved to 11-0 with its 42-14 win over Indiana.
"This team is playing at a very, very high level. They're focused each week and that's our job to maintain focus again this week, so on a national level I'm (not concerned.) We have enough to work on," Meyer said following the victory over the Hoosiers. "This week you're going to hear some very generic answers about everything...and I'm not being a jerk to you guys (reporters) but our focus is on beating that rival team, that's it."
Ohio State plays at Michigan (7-4) at noon Saturday on Channel 6. Because of Thanksgiving, remember that Bucksline this week will be on WTVN on Tuesday night from 6-8 p.m. from the Buffalo Wild Wings on Bethel Road. Come join us!
To hear Urban Meyer's comments following the Indiana victory click here:
Braxton Miller Shines...For The Most Part
Braxton Miller took his knee brace off Saturday in the Buckeye win over Indiana for the first time since he suffered a strained MCL against San Diego State in week two. It showed, as Miller ran for 144 yards on 13 carries and scored twice. On a snowy, cold and windy afternoon, he also was 11-17 passing for 160 yards and two TD's.
On the downside, Miller turned the ball over twice...once on a fumble and once on an interception. The Buckeyes won convincingly 42-14 over the Hoosiers but lost the turnover battle 3-0. With 'The Game' coming up Saturday, Miller and the Buckeyes will have to do a better job protecting the football.
To listen to Braxton Miller's comments following the Indiana win click HERE: