Jody Victor®: No. 2/2 Ohio State vs. Ohio

Jody Victor: This Saturday, Sept. 18 Ohio State  (2-0) plays Ohio University (1-1) at Noon ET in Ohio Stadium. Here are some pre-game notes from

* Ohio State holds a 6-0 lead in the series against the Ohio Bobcats

* Ohio State leads the NCAA in turnover margin (+3.50), having not committed a turnover and forcing seven through two games

* Chimdi Chekwa and Devin Barclay earned Big Ten defensive and co-special teams player of the week recognition for their play against Miami

* Terrelle Pryor has thrown 52 passes this season without an interception, including 28 runs without a fumble: 80 plays, zero turnovers

Ohio State has allowed only 93 touchdowns (39 rushing and 54 passing) since the start of 2005 (66 games; 56-10 record, and average of only 1.4 touchdowns allowed per game by the defense over that time.

The Ohio Bobcats enter Saturday's game with a 1-1 record, winning its opener against Wofford (33-10) before losing its MAC opener last weekend to Toledo, 20-13.

Ohio is gunning for its 500th program victory Saturday in Columbus. The Bobcats finished 9-5 last season, losing in the MAC championship game to Central Michigan before earning a bid to the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl where they fell to Marshall, 21-17.

Saturday will be the seventh meeting in the series history. The two schools last met in 2008, a 25-14 Buckeye victory in Columbus.

The Buckeyes have played at least one team from Ohio each season since 1997. Ohio State has not lost to an Ohio opponent since 1921, falling to Oberlin 7-6; the Buckeyes tied Wooster 7-7 in 1924 in Columbus.

Go Bucks!!!

Jody Victor