After getting burned on the first play from scrimmage, Ohio State's defense shut down Purdue far more often than not and turned in one of their most fundamentally sound performances of the season.
Ohio State counted on having one of the most potent pass rushes in the nation. While it could still happen, the going has been slow during the first two games.
Ohio State Buckeyes senior defensive end Nathan Williams makes an impact in his return from knee microfracture surgery
Ohio State Buckeyes sophomore middle linebacker Curtis Grant is working on the mental side of game to live up to his potential.
Ohio State Buckeyes senior defensive end Nathan Williams is eyeing return from knee surgery in time for season opener
Breaking down the 2012 Ohio State linebackers depth chart, a position in which the Buckeyes are traditionally strong, but with a group that's a bit young and not that deep.
Breaking down the 2012 Ohio State defensive line depth chart, a position in which the Buckeyes should be among the best groups in the country.