Florida A&M (1-2) at No. 4 Ohio State (3-0), noon (Big Ten Network)
Line: no line.
Series Record: First meeting.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
The Rattlers collect $900,000 for their athletic department, which will go a long way. Beyond that, they'll try to not be embarrassed. Ohio State is using the game as a tuneup for Big Ten play, with Wisconsin waiting in the wings for a big Saturday primetime visit a week later.
Ohio State's backfield against FAMU's defense. Carlos Hyde, suspended for the first three games after an alleged conflict with a female in a bar this summer, returns to the fold and is itching to make up for lost time. Jordan Hall is averaging 134 yards and two touchdowns a game. Then there is the QB position, where Braxton Miller is expected back after missing most of the last two games with a sprained left knee. He could start, he could share time with Kenny Guiton, who's been spectacular in his place, or he may take the week off.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
FAMU: QB Damien Fleming needs a big game since he comes in completing less than 50 percent of his passes and has five interceptions against two touchdowns.
Ohio State: The Buckeyes are still smarting somewhat from giving up 34 points to up-tempo, pass-happy California last week. Look for DL Noah Spence and Joey Bosa to try to disrupt the Rattlers by getting to Fleming.
FACTS & FIGURES: Ohio State enters with the nation's longest FBS winning streak at 15 games. ... FAMU's only win against an FBS team was a stunning 16-13 win over the Miami Hurricanes during the 1979 season. ... FAMU head coach Earl Holmes played one year (2002) for the Cleveland Browns under Butch Davis in a solid NFL career (1996-2005) spent mostly with Pittsburgh and Detroit. ... Holmes and Ohio State DL coach Mike Vrabel were teammates with the Steelers 1997-2000. ... Miller needs 13 yards rushing to pass Cornelius Greene (2,080) and become Ohio State's all-time leading rusher among QBs. ... FAMU's first national championship coach, William "Big Bill" Bell (1936-42), was an Ohio State graduate, as was Rudy Hubbard, a former Ohio State player and Woody Hayes assistant who led the Rattlers 1974-85.