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Scarlet Sunrise: Ohio State bulldozes Michigan State on way to off week

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Ohio State wide receiver Austin Mack and the Buckeyes dominated Michigan State. (Birm/Lettermen Row)

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Scarlet Sunrise: Ohio State bulldozes Michigan State on way to off week

Good morning, Ohio State fans, and welcome to the Scarlet Sunrise. Football will always be our focus, but every day we’ll cover news, notes and analysis from across Buckeyes sports. Join us each morning to get caught up on everything you missed in the world of Ohio State football, recruiting, basketball and more.

Ohio State handles Michigan State at home

Ohio State officially reached the halfway mark of the season with a big 34-10 win over Michigan State on Saturday night. The Lettermen Row staff was in Ohio Stadium and has the details. Did you miss any of the coverage from Austin Ward, Tim May, Birm and Spencer Holbrook? We have you covered.

Voters slowly noticing Ohio State as top-4 team

Ohio State has reached the halfway point in its season. After a convincing win over Michigan State, the Buckeyes finally feel tested.

But they didn’t have much trouble beyond some first-quarter woes in their 34-10 win over the Spartans.

Now, Ohio State finds itself moving into the top four at No. 4 in the latest Amway Coaches Poll, which was released Sunday afternoon. The Buckeyes moved into a tie for third in the latest AP Poll.

Alabama retained the top spot. The Crimson Tide are followed by Clemson, Georgia, Ohio State and Oklahoma, who rounded out the top five of the Coaches Poll.

Week Seven Coaches Poll (Oct. 6)

No. 1 Alabama

No. 2 Clemson

No. 3 Georgia

No. 4 Ohio State

Week Seven AP Poll (Oct. 6)

No. 1 Alabama

No. 2 Clemson

T- No. 3 Georgia

T- No. 3 Ohio State

Buckeyes in good shape for top 2020 targets

As Lettermen Row covered the game Saturday night in Ohio Stadium, our recruiting expert Birm was also there for the recruiting circuit. Ohio State hosted a bevy of top prospects and commitments, and it seems like the Buckeyes may have more noise to make in the 2020 class yet, especially at quarterback and running back.

California 4-star quarterback CJ Stroud and Texas running back Kevontre Bradford were both in Columbus for the primetime game between the Buckeyes and the Spartans. For the latest on those two talents and others, check out Sunday’s Dotting The ‘Eyes.

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Spencer Holbrook

Spencer Holbrook covers Ohio State football and basketball for Lettermen Row. A recent graduate of Ohio University's Scripps School of Journalism, he's in his first year covering the Buckeyes. He was previously the sports editor at Ohio's student newspaper, The Post, where he covered Ohio University football and men's basketball.

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