Ohio State Football: 5 Reasons Buckeyes Can Still Win Big Ten

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Ohio State Football: 5 Reasons Buckeyes Can Still Win Big Ten
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The Ohio State Buckeyes have come a long way since losing three of their first six games.

Led by a solid rushing attack and a defense that is among the best in the country, the Buckeyes are in second place in the Leaders division. While Penn State is leading the division at 5-0, the Buckeyes are 3-2 and otherwise control their own destiny. 

The offense is coming together, and is taking good care of the football. As I have said previously, if Ohio State's offense takes care of the ball, the defense will keep them in any game. The Buckeyes give up 17.9 points per game, but this stat is extremely misleading. Most of the points scored on Ohio State come on a short field, or late in games when the defense is gassed. Early in the season, the offense was unable to put together a sustained drive. This kept the defense on the field far too long, which sets any defense up to fail.

Read on to see why Ohio State winning the Big Ten isn't out of the cards.

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