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'Dime' Defense Among Buckeye Wrinkles

Gibson delivered a crushing blow to Tyler Donovan

The more options the Ohio State defense shows opponents, the more difficult they intend to make it to move the ball against them. Although the Buckeyes primarily utilize a 4-3 defense, they sometimes line up in a dime defense that features three down linemen.

NEW ORLEANS – It is a defense that played a big role in last season's 41-14 embarrassment in the BCS National Championship Game, but it is one the team has not shied away from using this season – nor will it be one they are afraid to use in this year's national championship game against LSU on Monday night. "Sometimes offenses throw an option in here or there or a quarterback run just to make you... Recommended Stories