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UAB Vs. Ohio State 2012: Buckeyes Win Despite Yet Another Slow Start

The Ohio State Buckeyes continued their perfect season Saturday with a victory over UAB, 29-15.

The Buckeyes were down early, 9-0, but staged a slow, steady comeback behind the effort of quarterback Braxton Miller and pulled ahead late in the first half. The slow start and subsequent comeback was business as usual for the Buckeyes, writes Chris Kopech on SB Nation's Ohio State blog, Land Grant Holy Land.

The 2012 iteration of the Ohio State Buckeyes football team is nothing if not consistent. They start slow but eventually pick up the pace and distance themselves from their opponent. They have holes on offense that are filled by athletic ability and skill. The defense has issues tackling but makes enough big hits and creates enough turnovers to mask the ill effects of such play. The team has yet to reach its potential, but got out of the Horseshoe with another win.

Ohio State scored two touchdowns with under two minutes remaining the first half to take their first lead of the game, and they never looked back. Miller led the way for Ohio State with 143 yards passing and 64 yards and two touchdowns on the ground.

Ohio State takes their perfect record into a tough road test next week at No. 21 Michigan State.

For more on the Ohio State Buckeyes, check out Land-Grant Holy Land. You can learn more about college football around the country over at SB Nation's College Football hub.

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