Ohio State's football team has shown multiple personailites this season many times within the same game.
There has been the domimant Buckeye team that roared down the field to score on it's first possession at Michigan State. And the shaky team that almost blew a 18-point lead at Indiana.
They have shown the ability to sleep-walk through more than three quarters against Purdue only to produce an electrifying ending against the Boilers that will go down as a win for the ages.
Saturday evening at Penn State, the passive Buckeyes started the game and the powerful Buckeyes ended it.
The team's 35-23 win at Happy Valley had more hilites the head scratchers and ultimately showed the Buckeyes do indeed have what it takes to do what some predicted at the beginning of the season they would do: run the table.
Braxton Miller is throwing it with confidence and running it like he'd never been hit in the head.
Braxton Miller has the confidence a starting tailback should have after nine games.
The defense gave up 16 points, many once the game's outcome was secure. Otherwise they pushed Penn State around, limiting them to just 32 yards rushing.
The prospect of running the table is now just not a possibility, it should be a reality.
Illinois rolls into Ohio Stadium Saturday. More correctly the limp into Ohio Stadium with the worst record (2-6) in the Big Ten.
The Illini were bad enough to give Indiana its first conference win in 11 tries Saturday in Champaign. The Illini are ranked last in the conference in 6 categories including total offense and scoring defense. They are 11th in the conference in 4 more categories.
Check that one off right now.
Then comes the bye week when players like Miller, Hyde, John Simon, Johnathan Hankins and others can heal their bodies a little bit and get ready for the final two weeks.
Wisconsin on the road? Always one to be wary of, but the Badgers are the only team in the Big Ten to show more personalities that the Buckeyes this season and most of them are bad.
The Badgers somehow lost to Michigan State at home Saturday. Their first loss at Camp Randall in 22 games. The Badgers are 6-3, 3-2 in conference play. That loss to a shaky Michigan State team makes them look less imposing than normal. If the Buckeyes play as well as they did yesterday, it shouldn't be a problem to win at Madison.
And then there's Michigan.
Granted this one is always the hardest game of the season to predict and Michigan ended the Buckeye dominance last year with a win in Ann Arbor.
But Michigan has yet to prove that it is anything more than Denard Robinson. Yesterday, Robinson sat out the second half of the Wolverines loss to Nebraska with a injury somewhere between his throwing hand and throwing elbow.
His understudy, Russell Bellomy had as many completions (3) as interceptions in the loss to the "Huskers. He's no Kenny Guiton, that's for sure.
Yes, Ohio State should be favored to beat Michigan at home on the Saturday after Thanksgivng. And yes, that should be the final feather in the 12-0 cap.
Where it may have been premature to say it a month ago, maybe even a week ago. The Buckeyes look now like a team that can run the table.
There won't be a bowl game waiting at the end of the run, but a perfect season will set the table nicely for 2013.