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COLUMBUS, Ohio Keep picking somebody else.Ohio State coach Urban Meyer is 47-3 since his arrival in Columbus, the best 50-game start for any coach at a school in the AP Poll era. The Buckeyes won their 22nd straight game and 29th consecutive Big Ten game with a 28-14 victory against Minnesota at Ohio Stadium on Saturday.BENDER: | MORE: Ohio State is one of five remaining undefeated Power 5 schools. Who do you trust more in November? Clemson? Baylor? Oklahoma State? Iowa?Who didnt survive Week 10? Michigan State lost in the final minute to Nebraska. LSU lost by two scores at Alabama. TCU lost by three scores at Oklahoma State. Ohio State survived and advanced.Best thing about 9-0? Meyer asked after being led into the question. A chance to go 10-0 with a bunch of good people. Can Aaron Sanchez Jersey t wait to go back to work tomorrow.Keep picking somebody else. Were entering the second week of November,and its not certain who will start next week against Illinois between J.T. Barrett and Cardale Jones. The Buckeyes had 31 yards in the first quarter against Minnesota and didnt score until the final five minutes of the first half. The Buckeyes have a lot of question marks. Ohio J.A. Happ Jersey State hasnt looked like the best team in the country for the most of the season.Who has? Clemson likely will stay No. 1 in the College Football Playoff rankings, and the Tigers look the part. Alabama is going to get a lot of love too, but the Tide still had five turnovers at home against Ole Mi s on Sept. 19. Those Rebels have three lo ses now.Pick the Tide or the Tigers.Ohio State still has two major ingredients in a national championship run, and thats the operative word. The Buckeyes run the ball and stop the run.Ezekiel Elliott topped 100 yards rushing for the 14th consecutive game. Jones added 12 carries for 92 yards, including the game-clinching 38-yard score in the final two minutes.The o-line, I wouldnt be able to do anything without them, Elliott said. Sometimes, like on my touchdown run today, the hole was so gaping Jaime Garcia Jersey wide. How do I not score? You have to give credit to those guys.Ohio State limited the Gophers to 26 carries for 33 yards and hasnt allowed a rushing TD in its last three games. Ohio State allows 15 points per game. Even linebacker Joshua Perry said, Its pretty good.Keep picking somebody else. Ohio State might be on the most nondescript national title defense po sible, but that didnt stop the last team that in the AP Poll. That team also happened to be a defending national champion. USC opened the season with a win against Virginia Tech. The Trojans beat two ranked teams in the regular season.Matt Leinart won the Heisman Trophy. The Trojans won it all.Sound familiar? The Buckeyes opened the season with a win against Virginia Tech. Ohio State closes the regular-season with games against ranked Michigan State and Michigan teams. Its po sible an undefeated Iowa team could be in Indianapolis. Elliott could win the Heisman. The Buckeyes have more than enough to get back into the four-team playoff. Theyll need to answer that quarterback question. Or maybe they wont. Barrett hasn't lost since the Virginia Tech last season. Jones hasn't lost yet. Curtis Granderson Jersey If Ohio State continues to run the ball and stop the run like this, then it will be enough in the Big Ten.This is about the time the Buckeyes caught that run last season. Jones said there are no distractions inside the facility. Perry said they learned how serious November is in 2014.Other teams learned the hard way Saturday. Ohio State might not be the favorite, and they could get back to the College Football Playoff. Just dont make the comparison to last years Florida State team. The Buckeyes havent trailed in the fourth quarter yet this season. They look ready to take their shot in November.Meyers been right 47 of 50 times. Theyll take these odds.At this point in the season we cant lose games if we want to be mentioned in the playoffs, Elliott said. We know whats important to us, and thats to win out every week. Thats the focus for us.Coach Meyer is emphasizing that November is definitely the time to go chase championships, Elliott Paul Molitor Jersey continued. Were going to amp up our game and get ready for this stretch. Keep picking somebody else. Just remember the Buckeyes have to lose first.