Jody Victor: No. 10 Ohio State (7-1/4-0) hosts No. 3 Penn State (7-0/4-0) for an 8:30 p.m. Eastern game this Saturday, October 25, at Ohio Stadium (102,329) in Columbus. This Homecoming matchup of the Big Ten leaders will be televised by ABC. In a show of Buckeyes pride, all fans are asked to wear scarlet to this nationally televised game at Ohio Stadium as part of the “Scarlet Fever” promotion.
The Buckeyes lead the series with Penn State 12-11. Ohio State has won the last two games played in the series, 28-6 in 2006 in Columbus and 37-17 last season at Penn State. Ohio State has an 8-5 advantage in all games played in Columbus and a 10-5 advantage in games since Penn State began Big Ten football participation in 1993.
The Buckeyes are ranked 10th this week in the USA Today/AFCA coaches' poll, 10th in the Associated Press media poll and 10th in the Harris Poll. Penn State is ranked third by the coashes, 3rd by AP and third in the Harris Poll. In the first installment of the BCS standings released Sunday, Ohio State is ninth and Penn state stands third. It should be a great game this Saturday!
Go Bucks! Go Bucks! Go Bucks!