Jody Victor : Top-Ranked Buckeyes Hold Off Michigan State

Jody Victor: It was just a matter of time and for a moment time stood still Saturday as Ohio State speedster Ted Ginn Jr. returned a Michigan State punt 60 yards for a touchdown to give the Buckeyes a 17-0 lead. It was Ginn's sixth career touchdown on a punt return, giving the Ohio State junior sole possession of the Big Ten record which he had shared with Iowa's Tim Dwight. He is this week's Big Ten special teams player of the week.

Jim Tressel's Buckeyes are coming off a very convincing 38-7 road win at Michigan State. The victory extended the Buckeyes' current winning streak to 14 straight, the longest in the nation and the fourth longest in school history. During that stretch, Ohio State has reeled off 10 consecutive Big Ten victories and has won its last nine home games.

Ohio State returns home this week to host Indiana in the first game of a two-game home stand for the Buckeyes. Top-ranked and undefeated OSU is 7-0 on the year and 3-0 in Big Ten play. Indiana is 4-3 for all games and sports a 2-1 conference ledger.

Saturday's game is sold out at Ohio Stadium (102,329). Kick off time is 12:02 p.m. EDT and will be televised by ESPNU and broadcast by WBNS Radio (1460 AM and 97.1 FM) over the 73-station Ohio State radio network.

Go Bucks!

Jody Victor