COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) - No sooner had No. 4 Ohio State put the finishing touches on a 76-0 romp against overmatched Florida A&M than the talk turned to the next step.
Actually, it began even before any of the Buckeyes expected.
Coach Urban Meyer glossed over the top players against the Rattlers to immediately move on to Saturday's Big Ten opener against No. 23 Wisconsin.
He knows the Badgers are at a different level from anyone Ohio State has seen. After four middling-to-worse opponents, the Buckeyes (4-0) will truly be tested for the first time in primetime and on national television in their Big Ten opener.
The Badgers (3-1, 1-0) tuned up by pounding Purdue 41-10 in their first conference game.