COLUMBUS: It's a long way away from Oklahoma's major-college record of 47 consecutive victories.
Still, Ohio State may be feeling the pressure of having the nation's current longest winning streak — 18 games.
The fourth-ranked Buckeyes (6-0, 2-0 Big Ten) can tie for the second longest streak ever at Ohio State when they host Iowa (4-2, 1-1) on Saturday. The 2002-03 Buckeyes won 19, including a national championship, and the 2005-06 teams matched that total until losing 41-14 to Florida — led by current Buckeyes coach Urban Meyer — in the national title game.
Meyer says this year's Buckeyes are starting to hear about their string of victories, making it harder to focus on the task at hand.
Meanwhile, the players say they don't even think about it.