Buckeyes win tight game in East Lansing

EAST LANSING, Mich. (AP) - Drue Chrisman kept Michigan State pinned back with a sensational second half of punting, and eighth-ranked Ohio State eventually pulled away for a 26-6 victory over the 24th-ranked Spartans.

In a tight defensive struggle, the Buckeyes enjoyed a huge advantage in field position during the second half. Chrisman's punts forced Michigan State to start its first five drives of the half from its own 5, 6, 3, 1 and 2-yard line.