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T he undefeated Ohio State Buckeyes faced a fourth-and-10 with a little more than two minutes remaining in December’s Big Ten championship game in Indianapolis. Ohio State trailed by 10, and a trip to the BCS National Championship Game hung in the balance. More than 500 miles away, on the ...

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Champions: Donald Dell

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