Let me say this first, i was surprised on how poorly the D-line played against the run. I thought they would do better. I also thought OSU could outscore Wisconsin. Wrong on both counts.
The special teams TD is what it is, one bad play in the game. If they can't overcome a 7 point deficient then this team has far bigger problems than anybody realizes.
I wasn't surprised on how poorly the D played in general. I've been one of the few realist on this website who's been concerned with how Heacock's defense has played. I've said from week 1 Heacock's 'best ever D-Line' was overrated, and i was belittled, called a moron, had my football knowledge questioned and called a troll. Most OSU fans are oblivious to the obvious, Heacock's a crappy Defense coach. His teams can beat up on inferior teams, but against better compatition he gets out coached game in and game out.
I wasn't surprised on how poorly the O-Line played. Since 2003, Bollmans O-lines have been terribly inconsistent and in general poorly coached. People want to blame the RB's, the QB's and the O-lineman in general. But the fact is Bollman is the one consistent in this era of crappy O-line play. Speilman has described it correctly multiple times, O-line plays like they are in a pillow fight and not a football game.
Year in and year out, Tressel's teams loses games for the same reasons. Poor O-Lines and poors Defenses. Tressel's a great guy and extremely loyal, but enoughs enough. Changes are long over due in those 2 areas. And until changes are made, his teams will never have a legitimate shot to win a National Championship. Good enough to compete for the Big Ten though. So the question for OSU fans is, is competing for a Big Ten title good enough?