San Diego State (0-1) at No. 3 Ohio State (1-0), 3:30 p.m. (ABC)
Line: Ohio State by 28.
Series Record: Ohio State leads, 3-0.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
The Buckeyes will try to patch a couple of problems from their 40-20 opening-game win over Buffalo while tuning up for their first road game next week at California. The Aztecs are staring at 0-2 after a 40-19 beatdown at home against FCS Eastern Illinois.
Ohio State CBs Doran Grant, Armani Reeves and Bradley Roby against SDSU QB Adam Dingwell, who threw four interceptions in the loss last week on 63 attempts. He was sacked four times. He got a vote of confidence from the coaching staff, but may be on a short leash. The Buckeyes welcome back Roby, an All-Big Ten performer who was suspended for the first game after involvement in a bar incident.
PLAYERS TO WATCH
SDSU: RB Adam Muema went down in the first half with an ankle injury in the opener, hindering the running game. He is listed as the starter on the depth chart. DL Jordan Thomas, Sam Meredith and Cody Galea and LB Jake Fely must limit Buckeyes' success on ground and apply pressure to QB Braxton Miller.
Ohio State: RB Jordan Hall coming off career-best 159 yards rushing, 2 TDs. LB Ryan Shazier and WR Evan Spencer missed portions of opener with leg cramps.
FACTS & FIGURES
Only two teams ran as many as 99 offensive plays last week and they are Ohio State's next two opponents. Both lost at home. In addition to SDSU, Cal dropped a 44-30 decision to yet another upcoming Buckeyes foe, Northwestern. ... One of only two Urban Meyer losses in his two seasons at Utah came to SDSU coach Rocky Long when he was at his alma mater, New Mexico, in 2003. ... Ohio State also gets back suspended RB Rod Smith. ... SDSU lost 23 straight games to AP Top 25 teams before winning two of last six, including an upset of No. 19 Boise State — the highest-ranked team the Aztecs have ever beaten on the road. ... Buckeyes' 13-game win streak is longest in nation.