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IU vs OSU Postgame

OSU offense totals 540 yards
Silver Bullets limit IU to 165 yards

IU QB Kellen Lewis (15) is sacked by linebacker Larry Grant (6), and cornerback Antonio Smith (14)
(AP Photo/Jay LaPrete)
No. 1 Ohio State Cruises by Indiana, 44-3
October 21, 2006 Source: OSU Official Site - "Ohio State quarterback Troy Smith threw four touchdowns, Ted Ginn Jr. threw another and Chris Wells ran for a score as the top-ranked Buckeyes easily got past Indiana for a 44-3 victory in front of 105,267 fans Saturday at Ohio Stadium. By winning for the 15th straight game, Ohio State improved to 8-0 overall and 4-0 in the Big Ten.

Smith, Defense Glide Past Hoosiers
October 21, 2006 Source: BuckeyeSports.com - "Smith had another big game against the Hoosiers. The senior quarterback threw four touchdown passes in the first half, the Ohio State defense forced two interceptions, and the Buckeyes (8-0, 4-0 Big Ten) cruised to a comfortable 44-3 victory over Indiana (4-4, 2-2)..."

Scoring Summary, Team Statistics, Individual Statistics, Drive Chart, Defensive Statistics, Game Participation, Play-by-Play
October 21, 2006 Source: OSU Official Site

OSU vs. Indiana Box Score, Statistics and Play by Play
October 21, 2006 Source: The Ozone

Postgame Press Conference From Ohio State vs. Indiana
October 21, 2006 Source: OSU Official Site

What the Buckeyes had to say
October 21, 2006 Source: Columbus Dispatch

What the Hoosiers had to say
October 21, 2006 Source: Columbus Dispatch

Postgame Video: No. 1 OSU Steam Rolls Indiana
October 21, 2006 Source: ESPN.com

Defensive end spells end for IU
October 22, 2006 Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer - "Buckeyes defensive end Jay Richardson was humble in assessing his performance Saturday against Indiana. He is, after all, coached by Jim Tressel..."

Ohio State notebook and Ohio State Report Card
October 22, 2006 Source: CentralOhio.com

The-Ozone Note and Quotebook
October 22, 2006 Source: The Ozone - "Get all the sidebar stories and comments from the OSU postgame locker room, including the reason why the touchdown that Anthony Gonzalez scored was one of the most special TDs of his career..."

Up, up and away
October 22, 2006 Source: Columbus Dispatch - "Smith, OSU roll, but talk of flaws..."

Ginn throws, catches TD in 44-3 rout
October 21, 2006 Source: CentralOhio.com - "Ohio State's offense had more wrinkles Saturday than Clint Eastwood's face..."
And...Ohio State notebook

Familiar formula: Smith, Ginn lead Buckeyes in rout of Indiana
October 21, 2006 Source: ESPN.com - " Troy Smith is getting lots of help in his bid for the Heisman Trophy..." (Plus Video)

"It's hard to find many things we did well today," Hoeppner said. "And that's a tribute to the Buckeyes."
October 20, 2006 Source: SI.com (Recap | Box Score | Play-By-Play)

Gang Tackled!

IU running back Demetrius McCray gets tackled by Todd Denlinger (grabbing McCray's legs) while Lawrence Wilson, right, James Laurinitis, Brandon Mitchell and Alex Barrow, bottom right, smother him from all directions.
(Kiichiro Sato/Associated Press)

No complacency at home for OSU
October 21, 2006 Source: Akron Beacon Journal - "...As he tries to find motivation for his top-ranked Buckeyes during a six-game stretch against struggling teams, Tressel latched onto their less-than-dominant performances in the Horseshoe this year..."

Video: NBC4
October 21, 2006 Source: NBC4i.com - "Smith, Buckeye Defense Deflate Indiana, Game Photos: Ohio State 44, Indiana 3..."

Top-Ranked Ohio State Throttles Indiana 44-3
October 21, 2006 Source: USAToday.com - "Smith was impressed by his former high school teammate's sudden passing efficiency. 'We had been practicing and practicing and practicing, watching duck after duck after duck,' Smith said with a laugh. 'After I carried out the fake, I turned around and saw a perfect spiral.'..."

Top-Ranked Ohio State Throttles Indiana 44-3
October 21, 2006 Source: Bucknuts - "Smith matches career high with four touchdown passes and Ginn throws one also as Bucks move to 8-0.

Hoosiers hit wall against Buckeyes
October 21, 2006 Source: Columbus Dispatch - "Indiana coach Terry Hoeppner's eyebrows rose when a reporter suggested some of quarterback Kellen Lewis' long afternoon in Ohio Stadium was caused by the Ohio State defense. 'Some of it?' Hoeppner said, smiling..."

    OSU offense discovers tight ends
October 21, 2006 Source: CentralOhio.com - "Ohio State won't be renamed Tight End Tech after Saturday's 44-3 dismantling of Indiana. But the Buckeyes' passing game showed the positioin is still an eligible receiver in Columbus..."

No complacency at home for OSU
October 21, 2006 Source: Akron Beacon Journal - "...As he tries to find motivation for his top-ranked Buckeyes during a six-game stretch against struggling teams, Tressel latched onto their less-than-dominant performances in the Horseshoe this year..."

  No. 1 Ohio State cruises past Indiana
October 21, 2006 Source: Associated Press - "Troy Smith punched up his Heisman Trophy resume with four first-half touchdown passes and Ted Ginn Jr. threw one and caught another to lead No. 1 Ohio State to a 44-3 victory over Indiana on Saturday..."

Business as usual for Buckeyes
October 21, 2006 Source: Columbus Dispatch - "Troy Smith was high and wide on his first four passes this afternoon against Indiana. Talk about a start not being a harbinger..."

Ohio State Cumulative Season Statistics: Team Statistics, Individual Statistics, Defensive Statistics
October 21, 2006 Source: Official OSU Site

From ESPN.com: OSU-IU Drive Chart  and  OSU-IU Play by Play

By the numbers
October 22, 2006 Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer

Buckeyes looking ahead? Maybe just a little
October 25, 2006 Dayton Daily News - "Just as a fan of college football, Antonio Smith knows about Michigan. A defensive back for top-ranked and 8-0 Ohio State, Smith said he realizes that Michigan is ranked No. 2 and also is 8-0. 'You know Michigan is a great football team, and after the game you might catch up on some games, maybe where they play Saturday,' Smith said. 'We see the rankings, but that doesn't mean anything to us. We have to get better as a team.'..."

Michigan-Ohio State: preview of title game?
October 22, 2006 Source MSNBC.com - "Snakes on a Plane" didnít even get this much advance publicity. No. 1 Ohio State and No. 2 Michigan are a little less than a month away from their annual Big Ten grudge match, and itís all football fans in Ann Arbor and Columbus, Ohio, talk about. The players and coaches are another matter..."

OSU Notebook: Ginn not slowed by injury to right foot
October 24, 2006 Source: Columbus Dispatch - "Ohio State receiver Ted Ginn Jr. was seen wearing a protective boot on his right foot the past couple of days, but that should not alarm Buckeyes fans..."

OSU adds a touch of spice
October 24, 2006 Source: Akron Beacon Journal - "Ginn's touchdown pass puts the flavor in methodical rout of Indiana..."

Mr. Bucknuts' Bucket Of Bullets
October 22, 2006 Source: Bucknuts - "Mr. Bucknuts checks in this week to assess the ESPN-U broadcast, talks about some of the strange endings in Buckeye recruiting, nails Notre Dane (just to stay in shape) and whines about the national awards and some bizarre statistical stuff..."

Troy SmithFollow the leader
October 19, 2006 Source: The Morning Journal - "...Smith's speech before the Michigan State game dealt with all the talk surrounding the 1998 team, which had its national championship hopes destroyed with a loss to Michigan State. Smith's message was simple: 'That's not us.'..."

Antonio PittmanAntonio Pittman: the cog that drives OSU
October 20, 2006 Source: Columbus Dispatch - "...And then thereís running back Antonio Pittman. Buried deep within every engine block are nondescript-looking parts without which the vehicle could not move. Theyíre called spark plugs, and thatís exactly the role Pittman has shouldered for the topranked Buckeyes (7-0, 3-0)..."

Jim HeacockHeacock still pushing right buttons for stout defense
October 19, 2006 Source: Columbus Dispatch - "The Ohio State defense has a secret. Itís not that it replaced nine starters from last season, yet still is one of the top units in the country. The secret is its coordinator..."

The-Ozone Note and Quotebook
October 20, 2006 Source: The Ozone - "You know you've been waiting for it, and it's ready for you. Get all those little Buckeye tidbits you like in the-Ozone Note and Quotebook..."

Heacock Has OSU Defense Believing and Improving
October 19, 2006 Source: The Ozone - "Talk about your tough sell. OSU defensive coordinator Jim Heacock wants to convince his defense that it has a long way to go, but that it has all the right stuff to be the very best. Somehow, he seems to be getting that done. Check out the-Ozone report on Heacock and the improving OSU defense now on..."

No. 1 ... oh, what a relief it isn't for OSU
October 18, 2006 Source: Toledo Blade - "Buckeyes control their own destiny...The Buckeyes (7-0) are No. 1 in every poll but the one that follows the race for the contested U.S. Senate seat from Ohio, and Tressel could probably win that if he decided to enter..."

tsun vs osu


M Hart
Old-fashioned football at heart of Michigan's change
October 22, 2006 Source: ESPN.com - "October 22, 2006 Source: ESPN.com - "There's change afoot in Ann Arbor, albeit a small one. But Michigan's glacial advance doesn't apply to the field, where old-fashioned defense is still king. Michigan football is one of the great static empires in all of athletics. The pace of change here is only slightly more rapid than continental drift..."

Michigan Monday
October 23, 2006 Source: The Ozone - "The BCS poll is out, and the Michigan Wolverines are now number two in the BCS, right behind he Buckeyes and on a collision course with OSU to play one of the biggest games ever played in The Horseshoe on November 18. Check out this week's edition of Tony Gerdeman's Michigan Monday and find out how the Wolverines are looking..."

Tom Dienhart Blog
October 21, 2006 Source: SportingNews.com - "Are we sure Ohio State is the best team in the nation? Gosh, I'm thinking more and more that the top team may be Michigan. Does that excite you, Big Blue Boy? Sure it does..."

Focus turns to IU, but itís hard to ignore prize ahead
October 18, 2006 Source: Columbus Dispatch - "Try as they might to focus squarely on Indiana, Ohio State players canít help shifting one eye to the prize that could await them in a month..."

Barton keeps eye on Michigan
October 18, 2006 Source: Cleveland Plain Dealer - "Their game is 31 days away, but Ohio State is leading Michigan so far, at least in the little contest Ohio State offensive tackle Kirk Barton likes to play..."

Michigan lurks in background for Buckeyes
October 19, 2006 Source: CentralOhio.com - "They've been told not to look, but how do you ignore the elephant with the maize and blue hide clomping about the room?..."

Michigan's D-line is one of the best in recent memory
October 19,2006 Source: SI.com - "In four years on the college football beat for SI, I'm not sure I've seen a defensive line as dominant as the one at Michigan..."

Updated Michigan Depth Chart
October 17,2006 Source: TheWolverine.com

Sign of the Week

Maimi-FIU Brawl

Sign of the Week: Prophetic? They may get their wish! This sign was seen at a Miami Hurricanes home game a few weeks ago, before this week's Miami-FIU melee. You can lay odds that Coker is gone and word has it the school wants Davis back.

Did you see the Miami Hurricanes vs. FlU brawl? View it here and listen for the comments by color TV analyst Lamar Thomas. By the way, Thomas was fired for his on air comments during the brawl.

Also: Miami, FIU Have 31 Players Suspended
(AP/10:35 pm) Coral Gables, FL- After reviewing a sideline-clearing brawl between players from Miami and Florida international, officials from both schools and their conferences on Sunday announced the suspension of 31 players _ 13 from the Hurricanes, and 18 from FIU.

Leadership cadre faces important choices after brawl - "In a culture that celebrates belligerence, the Florida International-Miami brawl should not be a surprise. But the choices made at this crucial juncture can prevent future storms..."

Update: Miami safety Anthony Reddick, who swung his helmet as a weapon, was suspended indefinitely. Also: FIU dismisses 2 Chris Smith and Marshall McDuffie Jr.

Commentary: With moral outrage lacking at Miami, it's time for Coker to go and Can things get any worse in Miami?

Miami fight stuns Buckeyes players

Buckeyes Getting the Message From Tressel
October 18, 2006 Source: The Ozone - "Last week it was 'They did it to us in the past' week, this week the theme is 'why can't we do it as well at home?'...OSU Head Coach Jim Tressel is very good at coming up with a theme for each week's opponent. Sometimes they're obvious ('They beat us last year' vs. Penn State and Texas) but other weeks Tressel has to work at it a little..."

The Bucks can't blow this, can they?
October 20, 2006 Source: CentralOhio.com - "If only we could wander into the "Beyond" of Bed, Bath & Beyond like the Adam Sandler character in the movie "Click," come away with the mother of all universal remotes and fast forward through the next four weeks of dreck to that Nov..."

Ohio State's toughest foe may be itself
October 17, 2006 Source: Akron Beacon Journal - "In the next month, members of Ohio State's football team will spend more time improving their lie than Caddyshack's Judge Smails playing winter rules at Bushwood Country Club. Here is the typical question and answer you should anticipate coming out of Columbus until Nov. 18: Reporter: Will it be tough not looking past (fill in the opponent) to the showdown against Michigan?..."

Open All Night

Source: Men of the Scarlet and Gray

Stewart Mandel's Power Rankings
October 17, 2006 Source: SI.com - "Without question, the most common fan complaint about rankings (mine or anyone else's) is when a team gets placed behind another team with the same record and which it beat head-to-head. As I've explained in the past, I try to be cognizant of such cases as much as possible (i.e. keeping Tennessee ahead of Cal following the Bears' win over Oregon two weeks ago, debuting Arkansas ahead of Auburn last week), but eventually you reach a point in the season where it becomes downright impossible..."

Mr. Bucknuts' Bucket Of Bullets
October 15, 2006 Source: Bucknuts - "Think thereís nothing more to say about the Buckeyeís domination of Michigan State? Well, Mr. Bucknuts says it anyway! He also talks about such other embarrassing things as Notre Dame (with more fan mail), recruiting, the state of the state of Florida football, and kicking Northwestern out of the Big Ten. Huh? Well, read on in todayís Bucket of Bullets..."

IU vs OSU  James Hardy  Ted Ginn  Preview

Tressel: Thursday Evening Update
October 19, 2006 Source: Bucknuts - "Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel wants Troy Smith to stay healthy more than anyone. And while this week's game against Indiana could be closer than many expect, OSU has had more than its share of blowouts this year. It has given Tressel opportunities to get backup quarterbacks and other reserve players in the game..."

Talkin' Tressel: Thursday Edition
October 19, 2006 Source: BuckeyeSports.com - "Indiana is next on the docket for Ohio State, but for the second game in a row, the No. 1 Buckeyes will have to play without one of their senior captains. Starting defensive tackle David Patterson will probably not play Saturday, head coach Jim Tressel said Thursday in his final meetings with the media before the noon kickoff in Ohio Stadium..."

Top-Ranked Ohio State Returns Home to Host Indiana
Source: OSU Official Site

Last Time: OSU-IU
October 17, 2006 Source: BuckeyeSports.com - "The last time Ohio State and Indiana got together on the gridiron, the outcome was sunny but the methods were not pretty..."

From the Ozone: Depth Chart for the Indiana Game

Head to Head: IU vs OSU
Source: CBSSportsline.com

Ohio State vs. Indiana Preview
October 19, 2006 Source: The Ozone

2006 Indiana Hoosiers Game Preview
October 17, 2006 Source: Buckeye Planet

Keys to victory in Week 8
October 20, 2006 Source: CentralOhio.com

Injury Reports:
OSU: Patterson, D DT day-to-day - Knee
IU: None

Game Data: Indiana at Ohio State
October 17, 2006 Source: Bucknuts - "We have our Game Data page complete with pertinent information, depth charts and a prediction on Saturday's game between No. 1 Ohio State and Indiana at Ohio Stadium..."

Transcript From The October 17th Football Press Luncheon
October 17, 2006 Source: OSU Official Site

Audio: Listen to Jim Tressel's weekly teleconference
October 17, 2006 Tressel talks about the win over Michigan State and looks ahead to Indiana

Tressel Previews Indiana Game, More
October 18, 2006 Source: Canton Repository - "You could call the feeling in the Ohio State locker room invincible, but that wouldn't be accurate. Head Coach Jim Tressel spent a fair portion of Tuesday afternoon talking about Indiana -actually, he was talking up Indiana..."

Tressel impressed by what he sees of Indiana on tape
October 17, 2006 Source: Bucknuts - "Ohio State head coach Jim Tressel previewed this week's game against Indiana and much more at his weekly press luncheon on Tuesday. Tressel gave injury updates on David Patterson and Antonio Pittman, talked about the OSU-IU game being on ESPN U, and talked about the fine job done by OSU defensive coordinator Jim Heacock..."

Buckeyes want to pressure IU's young quarterback
October 20, 2006 Source: Associated Press - "If Indiana has any chance to upset top-ranked Ohio State, quarterback Kellen Lewis must have the game of his life. That's not saying all that much, since the redshirt freshman is just 19..."

Tressel on what the team needs to improve on
"You always have to get better tackling. Until we get down to zero missed tackles, we're not going to be happy. Obviously if you took each and every special team and divided it by 11, whether it be your punt return team, we need to do a better job holding up, or your snapper, the ball needs to be a little bit tighter in the window. Rather than six inches off, it needs zero to three or whatever it happens to be. Offensively, name the position. And the consistency. The level at which we would like to be leaves room for improvement. Everything we do. I can't say to you that there's anything that we can say, gosh, I hope we stay the same because everything we'd like to get a little better."

Also from The Columbus Dispatch: Tressel: Hoosiers, Buckeyes both on the rise

Football Quotes
October 17, 2006 Source: OSU Official Site

Ohio State Assistant Coaches' Quotes
October 18, 2006 Source: OSU Official Site

Video from NBC4
Source: nbc4i.com
Buckeyes' Goal Is To Rush Young Indiana QB
Tickets To 'The Game' Already Reaching Record Prices
Ohio State Heaps Praise On Opponents
Which Places Are Showing Saturday's Game?

Scouting the Hoosiers
Top Performers Last Week vs Iowa

QB: #15 Kellen Lewis (Fr.) - 19 of 25, 255 yards, 3 TDís
RB: #22 Demetrius McCray (Soph.) - 13 carries, 84 yards, (6.5 YPC)
WR: #82 James Hardy (Soph.) - 8 receptions, 104 yards, 3 TDís

DB: #20 Austin Thomas (Fr.) - 11 tackles, 1 forced fumble
DB: #9 Tracey Porter (Jr.) - 8 tackles

Taming of the Shoe
October 20, 2006 Source: Indiana Daily Student - "After back-to-back wins against Big Ten opponents, the Hoosiers head to Columbus to battle the No. 1 team in the land, the Buckeyes..."

IUís need pushes Saxon into fray
October 19, 2006 Source: Columbus Dispatch - "Freshman guard has given line a boost...Saxon, 6 feet 6 and 310 pounds..."

Offensive linemen Saffold, Saxon prep for Ohio St.
October 20, 2006 Source: Indiana Daily Student - "The IU offensive linemen are preparing for the onslaught that's coming their way..."

  1st in a series: Five Days and Counting
October 16, 2006 - "It's been eight years since Indiana went up against the No. 1 team in the country, and the Hoosiers are 0-14 all-time against top-ranked foes. HoosierNation.com takes a look at five numbers to note about IU's match-up with the Buckeyes..."
2nd in a series: October 17, 2006 - Four Days and Counting
3rd in a series: October 18, 2006 - Three Days and Counting
4th in a series: October 19, 2006 - Two Days and Counting
5th in a series: October 19, 2006 - One Day and Counting

IU's dynamic duo
October 16, 2006 Source: Indiana Daily Student - "James Hardy and Kellen Lewis are still getting to know each other..."

Hardy reunites with confidence, swagger
October 18, 2006 Source: Fort Wayne Journal Gazette - "Never one to suffer from self-esteem issues, particularly on the heels of a sensational freshman year in which he led Indianaís football team in every receiving category, Hardy was beginning to question himself, something he has never done..."

October 16, 2006 Source: Indianapolis Star Student - "Indiana quarterback Kellen Lewis and Purdue quarterback Curtis Painter were named the Big Ten's co-Offensive Players of the Week. Lewis, a redshirt freshman from Jacksonville, Fla., completed 19-of-25 passes for a career-best 255 yards and three touchdowns in IU's 31-28 victory over then-No. 15 Iowa. It was the Hoosiers' first victory over a top-15 program since beating No. 9 Ohio State in 1987..."

Resurgent Hoosiers have earned right to enjoy the moment
October 15, 2006 Source: Indianapolis Star Student - "Excuse them their giddiness. That garbage about acting like you've been there before? Shoot, the Hoosiers hadn't beaten a top 15 college football team in nearly 20 years, and if the boys wanted to gather in front of the crowds over on the east and west stands and belt out a few tortured stanzas of the Indiana University fight song, well, forgive them their enthusiasm..."

Indiana University Official Site

Indiana head coach Terry Hoeppner's weekly press conference
Source: BuckeyeBanter.com

Indiana University Team Stats
Source: IU Official Site

Stats: Ohio State  -  Indiana

National Statistical Rankings: Total Offense   Total Defense

covers.com IU at OSU: Match-Up Preview - Live Odds - Matchup Edge

bodog.com Betting Preview: IU at OSU & Matchup: IU at OSU

The Weather Channel Columbus Weather Forecast

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