Jody Victor®: No. 6/6 Ohio State Welcomes No. 4/4 USC to Ohio Stadium

Jody Victor: National powers Ohio State and Southern California meet for the 23rd time in the series history this Saturday under the lights. The game will be televised on ESPN and ESPN-3D. Here's how the teams stack up.

* Ohio State and USC have played in a combined 13 BCS bowl games since 2002 under coaches Jim Tressel and Pete Carroll

* USC Coach Pete Carroll was a member of the Ohio State coaching staff in 1979

* Ohio State has won at least 10 games in each of the last four years, played in the national championship game twice and two other BCS bowls

* Coach Jim Tressel is 84-19 after eight years at Ohio State: 219-76-2 after 23 years overall

* Ohio State is the Big Ten preseason favorite, followed by Penn State and Michigan State

* ESPN's College Game Day will originate from an Ohio State game for the 24th time since 1996

* The Big Ten went 10-1 in opening weekend games

* Ohio State has won four Big Ten titles in a row

* Crowds of more than 100,000 have seen the last 49 games at Ohio Stadium

* Forty former Buckeyes are on 2009 NFL opening-day rosters

Go Bucks!!!

Jody Victor