The Homecoming game day against Indiana began the same way as every OSU game day has.
Was Antonio Pittman even imagining a 20-carry, 144-yard effort before the game?
Troy Smith, in his first career start, was 12 of 24 for 161 yards with 2 touchdowns and no interceptions.
Shawn Oatis was making an official visit to Ohio State.
The Hartliine brothers (Brian,left; Mike, right) were in the 'Shoe as usual.
Andre Amos is a regular in Ohio Stadium on gameday Saturday.
Todd Denlinger was on hand for another Buckeye home game.
Miles Schlichter made another unofficial visit to Ohio Stadium.
The OSU cheerleaders were working the crowd.
TBDBITL was exceptional during the pregame as usual.
Steve Rehring would be the first of the freshmen offensive linemen, and the only one to date, to get any game time.
Smith would attempt a long pass intended for Hall on the game's first play. It would fall incomplete.
Maurice Hall got the actual start at running back and had 7 carries for 43 yards in the game.
Ah, the technolical advancements used to review play challenges in the Big 10. Here the referees consult about the Pittman fumble call that was overruled.
It's Teddy Ginn just being Teddy Ginn on a ridiculous 59-yard catch and run for a toucdown.
Branden Joe on one of his 2 carries that totaled 9 yards.
Pittman helped pump some life into the offense.
The Buckeyes used an unbalanced line to help mix things up on offense. Here LT Rob Sims lines up next to RT Kirk Barton.
Pittman didn't get into the end zone this time but he did score his first collegiate touchdown later in the game on a 28-yard jaunt.
Santonio Holmes celebrates this 5-yard TD catch from Smith. Holmes had 4 catches for 42 yards in the game.
A touchdown tradition by the cheerleaders that shouldn't go unnoticed!
Anthony Schlegel (bottom of pile), making one of his 10 tackles, played through an injury and was effective. He also had a quarterback sack.
The OSU defense only gave up this one score on a 1-yard QB sneak by Matt LoVecchio.
Tony Gonzalez has earned more playing time. He had two catches for 21 yards on the day.
Ronnie Wilson made another unoffical visit to Ohio Stadium. His father came with him this time.
The 1974 team with the legendary Archie Griffin was one of few Ohio State teams recognized during the game on Homecoming weekend.
Nate Salley made a thunderous hit on an Indiana receiver that resulted in an incomplete pass.
Mike Kudla had his best game to date of his injury-plagued season. He was credited with a sack among his three tackles.
A.J. Hawk making one of his 9 tackles on this play.
Bobby Carpenter (far right) had the best day of any OSU defender with 11 tackles, 1 sack, 2 tackles for loss and 1 interception.
Not sure yet if Ginn has what it takes to be confused with Cie Grant or not!
Dustin Fox wasn't the only happy Buckeye after this much-needed victory.
Just as it started, the Homecoming game day ended in the same fashion with Carmen Ohio.