Who: No. 9 Ohio State (5-1, 3-0) at Nebraksa (3-3, 2-1)
When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Memorial Stadium, Lincoln, Neb.
Series history: Ohio State leads 4-1. Ohio State won 62-3 last season in Columbus. Nebraska won the last meeting in Lincoln, 34-27 in 2011.
Last game: Last weekend, Ohio State beat Maryland 62-14, and Nebraska lost 38-17 to Wisconsin.
Coaches: Ohio State’s Urban Meyer is 66-7 in his sixth season. Mike Riley is 18-14 in his third season at Nebraska.
Ohio State notes: The Buckeyes have won four games in a row since a 31-16 loss to Oklahoma. … Ohio State has scored 50 or more points in three straight games. The last time it did that was 2014 when it topped 50 points four games in a row. … The Buckeyes rank fourth in the nation in total offense (568 yards per game) and 14th in total defense (290.7). … Ohio State leads the nation with 57 tackles for a loss. … Parris Campbell ranks third in the nation with 39 yards per kick return. … J.T. Barrett has six 300-yard passing games in his career. He’s two short of tying Joe Germaine for the school record. … Tyquan Lewis ranks ninth in school history with 20 sacks.
Nebraska notes: The Cornhuskers are playing a top-10 team at home for the second week in a row for the first time in school history. Wisconsin ranked No. 9 last week. Nebraska last beat a top-10 team at home in 2015 when it upset No. 6 Michigan State. … Devine Ozigbo has rushed for 100 or more yards in three straight games. … Nebraska had won 20 straight night games at home before losing to Wisconsin. … Stanley Morgan leads the receivers with 30 catches for 510 yards and five touchdowns. … Nebraska has two players from Ohio on its roster: redshirt freshman defensive back Tony Butler, of Lakewood St. Edward; and freshman offensive lineman Matt Sichterman, of Kings High School.
Quoted: Nebraska quarterback Tanner Lee on watching highlights of last year’s game, “It was tough to watch. I didn’t get to travel but I watched it here — so no real takeaways from that. I mean obviously they will have the same talented team as they seem to have every year. They will be quick, athletic, and strong up front.”
Next game: Ohio State is off next week and returns to action at 3:30 p.m. Oct. 28 (FOX) against Penn State at Ohio Stadium. Nebraska is also off next week and plays at Purdue on Oct. 28.
Prediction: Ohio State 40, Nebraska 13.