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A week after he ran for 307 yards, Indiana star Tevin Coleman is targeted by No. 7 Ohio State

Minnesota quarterback Mitch Leidner (7) drops back for a pass under pressure from Ohio State defensive lineman Joey Bosa (97) during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game in Minneapolis Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)

Minnesota quarterback Mitch Leidner (7) drops back for a pass under pressure from Ohio State defensive lineman Joey Bosa (97) during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game in Minneapolis Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014. (AP Photo/Ann Heisenfelt)  (The Associated Press)

A week ago, Indiana's Tevin Coleman ran for 307 yards — and the Hoosiers still lost.

Now the Ohio State Buckeyes are taking dead aim at the nation's No. 2 rusher, figuring if they can stifle him then it follows naturally that they'll also throttle the Hoosiers.

Coleman is averaging 168 rushing yards per game and an astounding 7.84 yards per carry this season for Indiana (3-7, 0-6 Big Ten) heading into Saturday's game at No. 7 Ohio State (9-1, 6-0, No. 6 CFP).

Several Buckeyes defenders say it isn't enough just to win — they also are accepting the challenge of shutting down Coleman, one of a stable of Big Ten running backs putting up video-game statistics.