Ohio State vs. Indiana: Buckeyes Who Will Have Massive Games

Justin Welton@JustinWeltonAnalyst IIOctober 13, 2012

COLUMBUS, OH - OCTOBER 6:  Carlos Hyde #34 of the Ohio State Buckeyes celebrates his fourth touchdown of the game against the Nebraska Cornhuskers with less than a minute to play in the game at Ohio Stadium on October 6, 2012 in Columbus, Ohio. Ohio State defeated Nebraska 63-38.   (Photo by Jamie Sabau/Getty Images)
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Urban Meyer and Ohio State look to continue their perfect season Saturday when they travel to Memorial Stadium to play the 2-3 Indiana Hoosiers. 

Ohio State is the heavy favorite, and its offense is expected to put loads upon loads of points on the board. Here are three Buckeyes who will have massive games:


Braxton Miller

Let's get Heisman candidate and hopeful Braxton Miller out of the way because it's pretty obvious that he will have a massive game.

Miller has accounted for 17 touchdowns: eight rushing and nine through the air. Against an Indiana defense that has given up 139 points (27.8 points per game), Miller should have a great day through the air and on the ground.

Miller has been over the century mark in rushing four of the first six games, and has passed for over 200 yards twice. 

Urban Meyer is having a great impact on the youngster and Miller will ultimately be the beneficiary when he is a high draft pick in the NFL draft. 


Carlos Hyde

Carlos Hyde averaged five yards per carry in Ohio State's beatdown of Nebraska last week. He tallied 140 yards and four touchdowns on 28 attempts, the most carries he has received this season.

Hyde will receive a heavy dose of carries against a subpar Indiana rush defense. With Miller getting the majority of the attention, Hyde and his ability to run between the tackles will be one of the biggest reasons Ohio State blows out Indiana.


Philly Brown

Philly Brown leads the Buckeyes in receptions (35) and yards (352). Brown has proven to be the go-to receiver for Ohio State and his chemistry with Miller is picking up steam.

Brown, a junior from Upper Darby, Penn., hasn't been a touchdown maker like his comrade Devin Smith, but as he continues to get targets, expect his touchdowns (one currently) to improve this Saturday.



Ohio State 49, Indiana 24