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Smith Key to Buckeye Offense

Troy Smith (AP: Tony Ding)

Ohio State isn't exactly known as an explosive offensive team, but they have had a lot of success on the offensive side of the ball this season. The Buckeyes average 32.5 points per game, so they're doing something right on offense. Let's take a look at the key players in the game on offense.

The Ohio State is a pretty balanced team on offense, averaging 195 yards rushing and 215 yards passing per game, but they love to put pressure on a defense with their dual-threat quarterback, Troy Smith. Smith's ability to run opens up a lot of opportunities for the Buckeye offense, and we expect them to try to take advantage of that in the Fiesta Bowl. Smith seems to drive the truck for... Recommended Stories