Ohio State, needing another win to become Bowl eligibile, traveled to Michigan State to try and earn it on the road.
TBDBITL made the trip to Spartan Stadium.
Ohio State honored the memory of Brandon Fuss-Cheatham's mother who was killed in an automobile accident last week, displaying Brandon's number 2 on their helmets.
The Buckeye captains were first out of the tunnel.
Then Jim Tressel led the team out onto the field.
Ashton Youboty got things started for the second week in-a-row with this interception.
Shortly after Ted Ginn scored on a 17-yard reverse, he took this punt back 60 yards to put the Buckeyes up 14-0.
Mike Nugent added this long field goal later in the first quarter to make it 17-0
It's Brutus being Brutus!
Tressel and Smith mull over the play sheet as Justin Zwick stands behind them.
A.J. Hawk, Brandon Mitchel and Youboty combine on the tackle on this play.
Ginn effectively uses a stiff arm during a catch for a short gain.
Troy Smith ran the ball 13 times for 34 yards.
Maurice Hall carried 11 times for 83 yards in the game.
Ginn was spinning and twisting for extra yardage after the catch on this play. He caught four passes for 77 yards in the game.
Carpenter making one his team-high 13 tackles with an assist from Hawk on this play.
Smith throwing out of his own end zone late in the game after a MSU punt pinned the Buckeyes at their own one. He completed 13 of 21 attempts for 138 yards and one touchdown.
Coach Tressel no doubt looking for one of his Ginn plays on his sheet.
The Buckeye defense played tough down the stretch but still gave up a late MSU field goal.
The Buckeyes trailed 19-17 for the first time in the game with just over three minutes left in the contest.
Ginn eventually had his number called again and delivered on a 58-yard slant pattern that went for a touchdown.
Hawk's fantastic grab for an interception came next.
Hall has continued to play big down the stretch for Ohio State. His 51-yard touchdown scamper helped to seal the victory.
Ginn is about to be swept away by ESPN's Holly Rowe for a post-game interview.
And he handled the interview like a veteran.
And the Buckeyes gathered in the corner of the end zone with the band and their fans to sing Carmen O-Hi-O.