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Nebraska vs. Ohio State 2012: Big win proves Buckeyes are for real

The Ohio State Buckeyes thrashed the Nebraska Cornhuskers on Saturday night, forcing four turnovers and punching in nine touchdowns on their way to a 63-38 victory.

After a slow start that allowed Nebraska to take a 17-7 lead, Braxton Miller and the Ohio State offense exploded with four second-quarter touchdowns to grab a lead they would never relinquish. By the end of the third quarter, the Ohio State offense had put the game out of reach. Matt Brown of SB Nation's Ohio State blog, Land-Grant Holyland, writes that this win proved the 2012 Buckeyes are for real.

There can be no doubts about Ohio State now, other than their inability to play all four quarters. We saw the potential of OSU's defensive line, which pressured (Taylor) Martinez and helped slow a very potent rushing attack. The Buckeyes' offensive line got a great push, opening holes for (Carlos) Hyde and Miller to help each get career rushing days. OSU's wideouts struggled a little to get separation at first, but when you score 63 points against a top 25 team, further offensive quibbling seems rude and pointless. It was an excellent effort and win for the Buckeyes.

Ohio State moved to 6-0 with the win and 2-0 in the conference. They face the Indiana Hoosiers next Saturday.

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