Some recent recruiting battles between Michigan and Ohio State will have a major impact on Saturday's game.
No team has gone longer without a 1,000-yard rusher than FSU, an inexplicable streak that will continue this season after the season-ending injury to Chris Thompson.
Steven Mitchell, a USC-bound wide receiver, fought through cramps to lead his team to a 49-42 win.
Ohio State's 2014 running back recruiting targets
With Carlos Hyde joining the ranks of the wounded and Jordan Hall still uncertain for Saturday, Ohio State is scrambling to get three backs ready for California this week.
Ohio State Buckeyes running back Carlos Hyde says he is putting his roller-coaster sophomore season behind him as he prepares to start the season as the featured running back.
Ohio State Buckeyes fullback Zach Boren, who lost 25 pounds in the offseason, could fill a unque hybrid role in Ohio State's offense
Brionte Dunn could seize an expanded role in the Ohio State offense
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Ohio State Buckeyes football scholarship breakdown
Class of 2013 return specialist Torrie Battle of Thomson, Ga., can "turn on a dime" and reminds his coach of a quick, slashing and strong Warrick Dunn.
Michigan looks to put finishing touches on highly ranked class with a couple of wide receivers and a top offensive tackle.
Brady Hoke and his staff have been getting the best of Ohio State on the recruiting trail since they came to Ann Arbor.
NCAA rules will prohibit Michigan recruits from officially attending the matchup next season against Alabama in Dallas.
Michigan can't fill its roster with all Midwest prospects. It only makes sense that this staff is mining California, where it spent time establishing relationships with high school coaches while at San Diego State.
Running back isn't a pressing need for the 2012 Michigan recruiting class, but it will be in 2013.