COLUMBUS: First, Ohio State provided the opposition in Maryland’s first Big Ten home game two weeks ago.
Now the 13th-ranked Buckeyes host Rutgers in its first conference road trip.
“That’s another monumental game right there,” said Scarlet Knights offensive tackle Keith Lumpkin. “It’s a dream to play in that stadium. Some people might find it nerve-wracking or kind of scary. It’s just 100,000 watching me about to kick their team’s butt, so that’s how I see it.”
Another week, another milestone and another bit of extra incentive for an Ohio State opponent.To read more or comment...
No. 20 OHIO STATE (3-1, 0-0 Big Ten) at MARYLAND (4-1, 1-0), 12 noon ET (ABC)
Line: Ohio State by 7 1/2
Series Record: First meeting.To read more or comment...
Ohio State's band may have a new director, but that's not stopping them from producing buzz-worthy halftime performances.
During the half on Saturday against Cincinnati, the band paid tribute to the Wizard of Oz with an eight-minute performance covering the entire movie. The band transforms from a swirling tornado, the wizard's castle and even a Wicked Witch of the West who charges across the field.
They even got in a dig at Michigan.To read more or comment...
For the third time this season, Ohio State quarterback J.T. Barrett has been named the top freshman in the Big Ten.
Barrett was the co-winner of the week along with Northwestern linebacker Anthony Walker.
In Ohio State's 50-28 win over Cincinnati on Saturday, Barrett completed 26 of 36 passes for 30 yards and four touchdowns. Barrett also ran for 79 yards.
On the season Barrett now has 1,087 yards and 13 touchdowns passing and 205 rushing yards.To read more or comment...