A variable in a situation that could have the most significant impact on the outcome—this is the dictionary's definition for "x factor."
In football, the point of the game is to win, obviously. Not all victories, however, are achieved simply through X's and O's. That is where the x factor or edge comes into play. It may be extra motivation to beat a certain team or exposing a weakness that teams can exploit.
Whatever the case may be, teams are always looking for an edge to gain an advantage over their opponent. What are the edges that Ohio State will have for this upcoming season?
Here is a game-by-game outlook on one edge that will allow the Buckeyes to beat every opponent in the 2012 season.