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Marla Ridenour: Last three games of last season an unfair comparison for Ohio State

COLUMBUS, Ohio In its final three games last season, Ohio State set a standard by which the Buckeyes are now being unfairly measured. It sounded almost incongruous to suggest Saturday that an 18-point halftime lead on Western Michigan was just as "discombobulated" OSU coach Urban Meyer's word as an ugly seven-point victory over Northern Illinois the week before. Something seemed wrong when at one point I found myself questioning the players' leadership when they came out flat for the second consecutive game against a Mid-American Conference foe. In some college football climates, the fact that a defense scored a touchdown for the third consecutive game would be a cause...