Never mind the fact that the Buckeyes rushed for 273 yards on 40 carries, a whopping 6.8 YPC average, against the vaunted Sparty Defense. A defense which allowed an average 72.23 yards per game against their other 13 opponents last season. The 273 yards was 111 more yards gained on the ground than the next highest total amassed by anyone else all season against Narduzzi's boys. That total was put up by Stanford in the Rose Bowl.
While that was a painful loss, I'm not sure I would point to that game as the "blueprint" of how to stop Ohio State's rushing attack. MSU didn't really stop it, save for a key third and fourth down play in the fourth quarter.