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Published: Tuesday, 10/6/2009

Ohio State expecting something different against Wisconsin

BY MATT MARKEY
BLADE SPORTS WRITER

COLUMBUS - Over the first five weeks of the football season, the Ohio State Buckeyes have seen the spread, the no-huddle, the option, a pro-style attack, and an off-balance variation of a couple of those. This week, when unbeaten Wisconsin (5-0, 2-0) comes to Ohio Stadium, OSU head coach Jim Tressel expects something different.

"Our defense hasn't looked at the same thing twice. Wisconsin is going to run it, and they've demonstrated that they are pretty good at that," Tressel said Tuesday afternoon in his weekly news conference held at the Jack Nicklaus Museum on the Ohio State Campus. It will be the strength of the Badgers up against the strength of the Buckeyes.

The Badgers lead the Big Ten in scoring at 35 points per game, and have the top rushing offense with 217.2 yards per game. The Buckeyes (4-1, 2-0) lead the conference in total defense, are second in scoring defense by allowing just 11.8 ppg., and first in rushing defense, giving up just 83.4 ypg.



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