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Key Mistakes Doomed Buckeyes

Spitler had five tackles in the loss.

It was not a blowout like the last time Ohio State and USC faced each other, but it goes in the loss column just the same. This time, the Buckeyes left a few points on the board and squandered a few other opportunities that allowed the Trojans to pull out the late victory.

Jim Tressel called it a "tough ball game." Kurt Coleman described it as physically and emotionally draining. Pete Carroll said it was a "terrific night of football." Any way you slice it, it all added up to another Ohio State loss in the national spotlight. This time, the Buckeyes found themselves tantalizingly close to the visiting USC Trojans before allowing a touchdown with little more than a... Recommended Stories

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