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Getting Defensive: Buckeyes Buckle Down

Ohio State's defensive players know they will be facing a diverse and effective Michigan offense on Saturday. As always, the Buckeyes say the key to the game will be stopping the run and affecting the quarterback. We have comments from Mike Kudla, Nate Salley, Marcus Green and Anthony Schlegel on the matchup.

Defensive end Mike Kudla is having his best season in an Ohio State uniform. The senior has 32 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, and 6.5 sacks – all career highs. But he's also doing things that don't show up in the stat book. Such as quarterback pressures and knockdowns, and forcing plays in different directions with his strength and speed. "I feel I'm doing what this team needs out of me... Recommended Stories

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