Football Bowl Subdivision
             === No. 8 Buckeyes survive shootout with Hoosiers ===
 Bloomington,  IN (Sports Network) - Braxton Miller threw for 211 yards and two
 touchdowns  and added  149 yards  on the  ground with  a score  in No.  8 Ohio
 State's 52-49 win over Indiana.
 Miller completed 13-of-24 passes with an interception, while Carlos Hyde added
 156  yards and a  touchdown on 22 carries for the Buckeyes, (7-0, 3-0 Big Ten)
 who extended their winning streak over the Hoosiers to 18 games.
 "We  are 7-0 and we ran the ball for 350 yards and had two guys really haul it
 running the ball," Ohio State coach Urban Meyer remarked.
 Devin  Smith  had 106 yards  receiving and  two touchdowns, while Philly Brown
 hauled in six balls for 51 yards in the victory.
 Cameron Coffman threw for 275 yards and a score on 22-of-44 efficiency for the
 Hoosiers (2-4, 0-3), who have dropped four straight contests.
 "That  is a good  football team we played," Indiana coach Kevin Wilson said of
 the  Buckeyes.  "I think they  do things in great  ways. I appreciate our kids
 fighting and competing with them, we just have to find ways to get it done."
 Stephen  Houston carried the  ball 11 times for 91 yards and a pair of scores,
 and added a touchdown receiving in the setback.
 Following a Miller interception, Shane Wynn's 76-yard TD catch for Indiana cut
 the deficit to 31-24 midway through the third quarter.
 Ohio State answered with an 8-play, 75-yard drive, which was capped when Kenny
 Guiton found Hyde for a 14-yard touchdown and a 38-24 advantage.
 Mitch  Ewald nailed  a 44-yard field goal  on the Hoosiers' next trek, but the
 Buckeyes again drove the length of the field to widen the gap even more.
 After  rushing for  21 yards  down  to the  1-yard  line a  play before,  Hyde
 finished off the 10-play, 78-yard trek with a TD plunge and a 45-27 margin.
 D'Angelo Roberts ran it in from a yard out on Indiana's next possession, which
 preceded Smith's 46-yard catch-and-run for a score.
 Nate  Sudfeld came on  for Coffman and found Duwyce Wilson for a 12-yard score
 with  1:40 left, and following a recovered onside kick, Sudfeld hooked up with
 Houston for a 25-yard touchdown with 1:05 remaining.
 Cody  Latimer ran in the two-point conversion to make it 52-49, but Ohio State
 recovered the onside kick this time to seal the win.
 Earlier,  the Buckeyes  scored on two of their first three possessions to jump
 out to a 10-0 lead.
 Brown  concluded the  opening  9-play, 75-yard  march with  a  12-yard TD  run
 and Drew Basil made a 35-yard field goal later in the frame.
 Indiana  countered  with  a  pair  of  Houston  TD  runs,  before  Ohio  State
 answered with two touchdowns of its own.
 Houston  broke off a 59-yard TD run on the Hoosiers' ensuing series, and after
 an  Ohio State punt  was blocked, Houston scampered in from seven yards out to
 give Indiana a 14-10 edge.
 A bit later in the period, Travis Howard blocked an Erich Toth punt in the end
 zone and Bradley Roby pounced on the ball for the score.
 Following  an Indiana  three-and-out, Miller  hit  Smith for  a 60-yard  score
 with 2:31 left in the half, which gave Ohio State a 24-14 lead.
 Ewald  made  a 22-yard field  goal on the  Hoosiers' opening possession of the
 second  half,  but Miller scampered  for a 67-yard  score on Ohio State's next
 offensive snap to make it 31-17.
                                   Game Notes
 Ohio  State  outgained  Indiana,  578-481  ... Ohio  State  won  the  time  of
 possession  battle,  36:54-23:06 ... The  Buckeyes were 7-of-14 on third down,
 while the Hoosiers finished 8-of-19 on third down.
 10/14 03:07:01 ET

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