Unbeaten Buckeyes seeking answers after latest win

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Associated Press

Posted on October 14, 2012 at 11:00 AM

Updated Sunday, Oct 14 at 11:01 AM

BLOOMINGTON, Ind. (AP) — Urban Meyer knows this is not championship football.

After watching Ohio State (7-0, 3-0 Big Ten) build an 18-point lead with 6½ minutes left Saturday night, the coach, his players and the school's legions of fans cringed as they watched Indiana nearly wipe it all out in the final two minutes.

It's a familiar theme for the Buckeyes this season.

They struggled to hold off California, barely squeaked out a win at Michigan State and needed every point they could muster to hang on for a 52-49 victory at Indiana.

What's wrong?

That depends on who you're asking.

Players acknowledged they may have underestimated Indiana's offense or that the defense lost focus late in the game — corrections Meyer will certainly make before Purdue comes to town.

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