Ohio State at Indiana: Buckeyes Will Prove Hoosiers Are Laughing Stock of B1G

Randy ChambersAnalyst IOctober 11, 2012

COLUMBUS, OH - NOVEMBER 5:  Dan Herron #1 of the Ohio State Buckeyes breaks free for a 48-yard run in the first half against the Indiana Hoosiers to set up a field goal at Ohio Stadium on November 5, 2011 in Columbus, Ohio.  (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
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Question: What is funnier than the Big Ten changing its division names to "Legends" and "Leaders"?

The answer is how the conference has been performing this season.

There are currently two ranked teams in the latest AP Poll from the Big Ten, which is sad because even the Big East has more teams in the Top 25. The highest-ranked team is a squad that isn't even eligible to participate in postseason play, so that spot on the polls is really irrelevant to the 2012 season.

But the No. 8 team in the country is the Ohio State Buckeyes, who will improve to 7-0 on the year after they drop the Indiana Hoosiers this weekend. Urban Meyer's team has already knocked off two ranked opponents in consecutive weeks, including a 63-38 beatdown of the Nebraska Cornhuskers.

Ohio State is loaded on talent and doesn't show mercy for the rest of the conference, as the program is out to run the table to make up for not being eligible for a bowl game.

Indiana is a team that is lacking in the talent department and is searching for its first conference victory since the end of 2010.

Yes, you read that right.

The Hoosiers have not won a game in the Big Ten since the season finale in 2010 against Purdue. That is 10 straight conference losses if you are counting, which makes this football team by far the worst in arguably the worst BCS conference during the 2012 season.

Although Indiana almost found a way to snap the streak last week against Michigan State, "almost" only counts in horseshoes and the Hoosiers weren't able to get it done. So that was not only the third straight loss for the football team, but a sign that this program will go five straight years without appearing in a bowl game.

Indiana has also lost 17 straight meetings against Ohio State and is 9-68-4 against the Buckeyes all-time. Good luck playing one of the better Ohio State teams in recent memory, a team that is improving as each week goes by.

Quarterback Braxton Miller is growing up before our very eyes and the Buckeyes defense has picked up six sacks and four turnovers in the last two games.

If the Hoosiers lost to this team by 14 points last year, there is a great chance the margin of victory will be doubled in this contest.

Oh wait, Indiana lost to Ball State and needed all four quarters to knock off Indiana State in Week 1?

Never mind, this game will be over by halftime, as Ohio State drops another 60 points and moves one game closer to running the table. The Hoosiers have the worst defense in the Big Ten by far. Ohio State has the most explosive offensive player in Miller, a sophomore who is responsible for 17 touchdowns in just six games.

This is one of those games that you can afford to miss and use the three hours to spend time with the family. Catch up with your significant other, find out all of the important stuff you have been missing out on the last several weeks and enjoy a week off from college football.

The Buckeyes sure will, as Indiana continues to prove it is the laughing stock of the Big Ten.