Cus Words: Buckeyes Take It As It Comes

Effective defense and opportunistic offense equaled a bounce-back win for Ohio State against Colorado. Does it feel like we've seen this before? The Buckeyes still have work to do, but so does their opponent for the start of Big Ten season. We take a look at all that in the newest edition of the weekly Cus Words column.

The 2011 Big Ten conference season begins Saturday afternoon whether the Buckeyes are ready or not.

Ohio State closed out nonconference play with an important bounce-back win over Colorado. With an offense hoping to remain opportunistic and an improving young defense, they look forward to the start of conference season with a visit from fellow co-defending Big Ten champion Michigan State.

The Buckeyes and Spartans both come in with work to do before they will be ready to consider themselves championship-level again.

We take a look at the win over the Buffaloes, the upcoming matchup with Michigan State, rank the Big Ten's teams and pick the games in the first weekend of conference play in the newest Cus Words weekly column.

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