Buckeyes defence in outstanding form

The No.1 Ohio State Buckeyes allowed only 198 total yards, including 63 on the ground, as they hammered Michigan State 38-7 at Spartan Stadium on Saturday.

The Buckeyes covered the 14-point spread on the road, and the 45 points scored were UNDER the posted total of 53.

Troy Smith had another good game, going 15-for-22 for 234 yards and two touchdowns, while Anthony Gonzalez caught seven passes for 118 yards and one score, and Ted Ginn Jr. ran back a punt 60 yards for Ohio State.

Brian Hover replaced Drew Stanton to go 11-for-14 for 81 yards, and Jehuu Caulcrick rushed for 45 yards on 15 carries for the Spartans.