October 21, 2014

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Ohio State: Meyer trying to keep focus on Penn State, not Michigan State

Urban Meyer

COLUMBUS — There’s always the danger of a powerhouse looking past a couple of struggling teams to the marquee game on its schedule. But Urban Meyer says that won’t be the case for No. 13 Ohio State at Penn State on Saturday. “I think if you play a really bad team, that happens,” Meyer said Read More…

No. 13 Ohio State 56, Rutgers 17: Barrett leads explosive offensive performance

Evan Spencer

COLUMBUS — Ohio State is on an historic roll and quarterback J.T. Barrett is leading the way. The freshman completed his first nine passes, ran for 107 yards and two touchdowns and threw for three more scores to lead the 13th-ranked Buckeyes past Rutgers 56-17 on Saturday. It marked the first time Ohio State has Read More…

Tennis: Inching closer, Emily Dunbar takes set but falls to Sandberg

Emily Dunbar

OBERLIN — Emily Dunbar has taken a set. The next step is to win the match. That was the consensus Saturday after Walsh Jesuit’s Molly Sandberg beat Dunbar 4-6, 6-3, 6-1 to win her second consecutive Oberlin College Division I District title in girls tennis. The great news for Dunbar is there will be another Read More…

Buckeyes: Urban Meyer, Ohio State looking ahead

Urban Meyer

COLUMBUS — Most coaches hate to have their players talking or even thinking about what might happen a month or more from now. They particularly despise anyone looking ahead to the national championship game. But not Urban Meyer. The Ohio State coach talked to his team this week about where it stands in the college Read More…

Buckeyes on a history-making roll on offense

Ezekiel Elliott

COLUMBUS (AP) — Urban Meyer came to Ohio State three years ago with the reputation of having a hurry-up, quick-play, no-huddle, high-scoring offense. It hasn’t worked out that way until now. Led by freshman quarterback J.T. Barrett and tailback Ezekiel Elliott, the 20th-ranked Buckeyeshave scored 116 points and totaled 78 first downs and 1,338 yards the Read More…

Ohio State: Defense more than a passing concern

Chris Moore, Doran Grant

COLUMBUS — Just about everything during Saturday’s 50-28 victory over Cincinnati went well for No. 20 Ohio State. It’s the few things that didn’t that haunt coach Urban Meyer. “I hear someone say, ‘Just take away those four plays …’” Meyer said Monday. “But you can’t just take away those four plays. That’s part of Read More…

Buckeyes put the ‘O’ in Ohio State but defense shaky in win over Cincinnati

J.T. Barrett

COLUMBUS — Urban Meyer was thrilled with his offense — and disgusted by his pass defense. J.T. Barrett threw for 330 yards and four touchdowns and Ezekiel Elliott ran for 182 yards and a score to lead No. 22 Ohio State past Gunner Kiel and Cincinnati 50-28 on Saturday night. “When you have a horizontal Read More…

Ohio State football: Little rest for Buckeyes

COLUMBUS — If any naive Ohio State football players had a notion they were getting this week off, coach Urban Meyer dispelled that possibility almost immediately. Yeah, they’ll get a couple of days off. But then it’s back to work. “Time to move on, a bye week, and then get ready,” Meyer said Saturday soon Read More…

College football: Big week is looming for Big Ten

The Big Ten has been fighting a perception for the last few years that it has fallen a step behind the rest of the major college football world, and Michigan State coach Mark Dantonio was armed with a quick rebuttal when the question came up again Tuesday. As Dantonio’s seventh-ranked Spartans prepare for a showdown Read More…

Urban Meyer expects Ohio State to play like veteran team

COLUMBUS — Urban Meyer has heard others say his team is too young, or that it was crippled by the loss of two-time Big Ten player of the year Braxton Miller. He doesn’t buy it. After the fifth-ranked Buckeyes came back from a slow start to beat Navy 34-17 on Saturday, Meyer said he doesn’t Read More…