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Defense Gets Wake-Up Call Against Kent State

Defense Gets Wake-Up Call Against Kent State

Any thought that the Ohio State rush defense was impregnable took a hit early Saturday afternoon when Kent State tailback Eugene Jarvis topped the 50-yard mark on the ground by the end of the first quarter. The Buckeye defenders said the performance was eye-opening, and they know they have to get better for a five-game fight to the finish.

To hear Ohio State defensive coordinator Jim Heacock and cornerback Malcolm Jenkins tell it, Saturday was not the best of days for the Buckeye defense. That's because both said that the stop troops' performance opened some eyes, and it was not in a good way. The Buckeyes allowed more rushing yards against Kent State during their 48-3 win than they had in any game up to this point, a total that...

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