Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
The Michigan Wolverines are far and away Ohio State's toughest challenge for 2013.
First, offensive tackle Taylor Lewan elected to return for his senior campaign, per Kyle Meinke of MLive.com in early January.
Second, running back Fitzgerald Toussaint is reportedly getting healthier, also from Kyle Meinke of MLive.com in early February:
Michigan running backs coach Fred Jackson said he saw Toussaint running this week and was "shocked" at how well he was moving just three months after breaking his leg.
Will he be ready for the start of his senior season?
"You know what -- I really do, because when I saw him running around, that was shocking," Jackson said. "He's ahead of schedule, and people in the training room feel good about him. I'm not sure, but you asked me if I expect him (to be ready) -- and I would say yes."
Michigan possesses the same offensive balance as Penn State, but on a much more potent level. With solid playmakers and a mobile quarterback in Devin Gardner, the Buckeyes defense won't completely slow down the Wolverines.
As a result, the game will once again come down to Braxton Miller's impact. The more he can make plays out of the pocket, the more Ohio State will be able to set up the traditional ground attack and utilize play-action.
This game will be about ball control and capitalizing on turnovers because Michigan matches up quite well with Urban Meyer's crew.